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  • Point Break

    Point Break

    ★★★½

    In a recent review, I said that Katherine Ross played the "beardiest beard of all the beards in cinema history" in the homosexual cowboy classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Move over, Katherine. Lori Petty takes the cake here.

    Honestly, this movie could not be more about bicuriousity at its most overpowering. It's a metaphor, dude. Cowabunga.

  • High Noon

    High Noon

    ★★★★★

    Can we all agree that Helen Ramirez is a badass bitch way too fabulous to deal with these petty little men? A surprisingly feminist portrayal in a genre not well-known for independent, ruthless, or even memorable female characters. And a woman of color, too!

    One of my (new) favorite Westerns. Efficient storytelling, astute attention to character detail, and well-paced suspense. You really get to know this town, the warring factions within, and every character beat feels organic, lived-in, without contrivance. I appreciate Gary Cooper's sweaty, nervous, but ultimately morally sure hero more than John Wayne's one-dimensional swagger any day of the week.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Honestly, the best way to celebrate America on the 4th is to watch the fireworks onscreen between Elio and Oliver #MAGayA

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    ★★★★★

    As Etta Place, Katherine Ross plays the most beard-y "beard" of all the beards in cinema history.

    Love is love, Etta.