• When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    ★★★½

    for a movie whose premise is predicated on heterosexuality i really really loved it! great great great structure and performances

  • Paris Is Burning

    Paris Is Burning

    ★★★★

    the sheer amount of joy and excitement in the film,,, the concept of sexuality performance (and realness being your “straight counterpart),,, the togetherness and found family,,,

  • The Neighbors' Window

    The Neighbors' Window

    watched all the short films nominated that year at once in a movie theatre. this film was the only one that i thought was genuinely bad. had to rewatch for class. i don’t know what our professor could possibly use to teach in this film. cool window shots, i guess.

  • The Boys in the Band

    The Boys in the Band

    ★★★★

    -the film really plays into a fascinating aspect of queer identity that i think is difficult to capture: the delicate interplay of the loneliness your identity brings and the community your identity brings. for our lgbtq lit and cinema, our teacher attached a time essay that read “in a world of rainbows and pride, this film will likely not be relatable at all to a modern audience.” but i felt that delicate play. going from my parents describing how i…

  • Scorpio Rising

    Scorpio Rising

    ★★★★

    ~really~ not sure how i feel about the n*zi imagery but THAT SOUNDTRACK!! the idea of dressing up queerness and james dean and marlon brando! the rhinestone title! a lot to love here and a lot of discomfort

  • Fireworks

    Fireworks

    ★★★

    very interest redefining of queer masculinity and exploration of the danger of exploring this redefinition and queer attraction in general

  • Attack the Block

    Attack the Block

    ★★½

    idk i kept comparing this film to city of god which is just one of the best movies i’ve ever seen and it didn’t hold up at all! is this very unfair of me? yes. did it really affect my enjoyment? also yes. maybe i should not have compared the two movies. but the fact is i did compare them! and city of god is astronomically better!

  • The Kid

    The Kid

    ★★★½

    it’s heartwarming! what else can you say?
    contrary to most of my classmates, i adored the randomness of the dream sequence (especially the flying dog!)
    damn that kid actor is probably the best kid actor i’ve ever seen

  • Tokyo Drifter

    Tokyo Drifter

    ★★★★★

    oh YES
    probably one of my favorites of all time
    -the colors!! the vibrancy!!
    -the whimsical set design
    -the stylized violence
    -the fractured narrative that kinda worked. i didn’t know what was going on but i was having a STELLAR time
    -the sound!!! the way it emphasizes the action and heightens a sense of comedy
    -speaking of comedy, i noticed when we watched it in class it seemed like a lot of my classmates were afraid to laugh. and my…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    matthew lillard in this film is the energy i always want to be embodying

  • Velvet Goldmine

    Velvet Goldmine

    ★★★★

    YEAH!!!

  • Blackmail

    Blackmail

    ★★★½

    took me a while to get sucked in, but a very entertaining/technically impressive film once i got into it. saw it with live accompaniment, which i loved