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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    Some films are good, some films are bad, and some films are immaculate from top to bottom. I can’t really explain the sensation, but there’s a number of movies that, in my mind, have always existed, just as they are, and ‘Halloween’ is one of them.

    As I write this, my bladder and I are dreading this weekend’s releases, the 141-minute ‘First Man’ and the 142-minute ‘Bad Times at the El Royale.’ By comparison, modern classic ‘Halloween’ clocks in at a svelte 90 minutes! John Carpenter really did that!

  • The Conversation

    The Conversation

    That is my greatest fear, that if I lost control, or did not have control, things would just, you know... it would be fatal

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  • Boy Erased

    Boy Erased

    Folks, I’m tired.

    I’m tired of the queer experience being used as lethargic fodder for Oscar bait.

    I’m tired of straight writers and directors thinking they can tell our stories better than we can.

    I’m tired of straight actors being given all of our most visible roles, with maybe one or two actual gay people in the periphery of the supporting ensemble.

    I’m tired of investors thinking the only palatable LGBTQ+ stories are populated by exclusively white faces.

    I’m tired…

  • Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice

    ‘Beetlejuice,’ a film by Tim Burton at his most gleefully baroque, features:

    •an opening shot of a miniature replica house
    •an Oscar-nominated actress in the lead role
    •vehicular manslaughter
    •a portentous fireplace
    •a decapitated head
    •tense dinner conversation
    •a strange and unusual young girl communicating with the recently deceased
    •a seance that opens on a closeup of a newly-lit candle before panning to a silhouetted face
    •a woman using supernatural powers to float

    Am I suggesting that ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Hereditary’ are the same film?

    ...I mean, I’m not not saying it.