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  • Lady Bird
  • Before Sunset
  • Columbus
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

  • 22 Jump Street

  • West Side Story

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    hMmmMm—some conflicted feelings on this one! three years of Shakespeare adaptation classes in high school plus however many more required courses in college have left me satiated on films from Kurosawa, Branagh, Tamor.

    does the adaptation explore a different leafy shadow? does it reimagine something core to reveal a new light? is it full of feeling—signifying something beyond the page, or the imagined stage?

    maybe unfair or unrealistic standards for any adaptation, but it’s been done—Ran, for instance, is my…

  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street

    something LGBT just happened to me

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  • Monster House

    Monster House

    who the fuck thought the cement scene was appropriate for a children's film

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    dear you,

    as of tonight, there are 500 of you.

    back in middle school, i used to write letters to an online friend named ellie. her real name was laura, but she went by ellie. sometimes i called her larry, as a joke, and she called me tyler, as a joke.

    she had so many names that when we started writing letters to each other, like bonafide pen pals, i'd address them "dear you" -- because sometimes, even when i…