NotASexyVamp

27, he/him. Spectacularly awkward gay pop culture nerd with Asperger's. Would be writer/filmmaker but too lazy and/or self-conscious.

Favorite films

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Querelle
  • The Company of Wolves
  • Taekwondo

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  • Demon Pond

    ★★★★½

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★★

  • Meet Me In The Bathroom

    ★½

  • Twentieth Century Oz

    ★★★

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  • Demon Pond

    Demon Pond

    ★★★★½

    Demon Pond threw me off balance very quickly, the soundtrack is an eerie highly unusual atonal synth, and I soon after fell deeply in love with this spooky melancholy fable. The disjunction between the location photography and the heavily stylised location work, the difference between the two highlighting the two modes of the film. There's always the sense that something mysterious and strange is going on but it's not until about halfway, after I'd been lulled into a kind of…

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★★

    How does one follow up on one of the best films of all time? George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road was epic, adrenaline fuelled and era defining, quite possibly the best film made in the last decade. Seven years later he finally returns with Three Thousand Years Of Longing, a very different film, both more intimate and more grandiose. It's an ode to storytelling and love, about how we find emotions and connections through stories. But something doesn't quite work.…

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  • Coded Bias

    Coded Bias

    ★★½

    Coded Bias might be the most timely and relevant film I see at MIFF2020 but I found the execution hamfisted and uncinematic. Makes sweeping generalisations with little evidence to back it up and it's moments of visual invention are cringeworthy (the female HAL riff is especially awful). Charismatic interview subjects, especially Buolamwini, but they deserve better than this film. I think my big problem is it eventually becomes about more than bias in software and algorithms (which is incredibly interesting,…

  • Inferno

    Inferno

    ★★★★★

    It was an effort to get to Inferno. I got Covid booster on the same day, meaning my arm was sore and I felt a bit off. On the train over, a man got aggressive at my boyfriend and I because we were wearing masks. It was scary and made me feel unsafe and, even after we swapped carriages, it took me ages to calm down. It would have needed to be worth the trip down. And I can confirm…