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  • A Woman Like Eve

    A Woman Like Eve

    Desert Hearts typically gets credit as the first lesbian romance where nothing awful happens to the protagonists for daring to fall in love, but that was just in America. Other countries were there first, and while this Dutch film doesn't gloss over any of the complications of leaving one's prior life behind, particularly as a 70s housewife with two children who haven't lessened in importance to her, it also doesn't punish the characters for their decisions or fall into unneeded plot contrivances. I'm surprised this isn't better recognized.

  • Night Angel

    Night Angel

    A siren, reemerging in the modern day, absolutely destroys an 80s L.A. fashion magazine. From what we see of the obnoxious horndog male staff prior to her appearance, it's richly deserved, and she gives off pretty major Kate Bush video vibes in most of her scenes......so it's an absolute tragic waste that she's the villain (and given a garbage sexist biblical backstory). Also, much of the exposition is delivered by a magic black church lady who is of course the…

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  • Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

    Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

    Essential punk energy. Deep archives. Images that burn. Desolation is possibility. Healthcare is a human right. Silence = death.

  • Totally Fucked Up

    Totally Fucked Up

    Someone warned me that this was about 85 percent teen angst, but they failed to tell me that the other 15 percent was postmodern video diary structuralism, complete with Dennis Cooper name check. And I can't not love that early Araki energy, or the way gay fiction of this era posits a universe where straight people are relegated to background plot points at best. One of the leads gets seduced by the promise of rare Nine Inch Nails bootlegs, but honestly the whole early 90s industrial/fuzz zeitgeist soundtrack is a delight.