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“We set out to change the world…
ended up just changing ourselves.”
“What’s wrong with that?”
“Nothing, if you don’t look at the world.”

Favorite films

  • Velvet Goldmine
  • Weekend
  • Raising Arizona
  • Billy Elliot

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  • Elvis

    ★★½

  • Corrina, Corrina

  • Wildhood

  • Return to Me

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  • Weekend

    Weekend

    ★★★★★

    A testament to how vital it is to see films, even “small” ones, on the big screen whenever possible- I’ve always thought Weekend was nearly perfect, save for one detail I thought didn’t make sense. I caught that detail I was missing in the background of an early scene this time, so I think this really is perfect.

    A beautiful slice of intimacy and identity, and a look into what we choose to tell others, ourselves, and the world.

  • City of Lost Souls

    City of Lost Souls

    ★★★★

    Social commentary, darling. Social commentary. 


    Imagine if Ken Russell directed a bunch of RuPaul’s Drag Race sketches that had bold, prescient things to say about queerness and otherness. 


    That sort of begins to describe City of Lost Souls


    Keep an open mind about the microbudget. A lot of the pieces are really rough but they shine when they come together.

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★½

    Loud enough to be annoying but not weird enough to be interesting. (It does improve in the second half, as I’ve found is common with Luhrmann projects.) Butler is quite good though he seems to be cut from a completely different movie. He’s not only an excellent mimic; he’s tapping into depths that this script is otherwise nowhere near.

  • City Slickers

    City Slickers

    ★★★½

    I’m 34 and having what I guess is a thirdlife crisis so this hit the spot. It’s funny and heartwarming and more insightful than a lot of other buddy comedies. I would die for Norman.

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  • It's a Sin

    It's a Sin

    If you told me this was made by straight people who had never met a gay person, I would believe you. Who is this for? What is it even about?

    AIDS is treated as a punishment for sad white boys and their straight female friend. (Why is Jill such a big focus, anyway?) No characters feel connected or attached in any meaningful way, especially the peripheral London friends outside of the flat. Two gay men of color seem to live…

  • From Beginning to End

    From Beginning to End

    ★½

    I think they just wanted to make gay softcore porn but then threw darts at a dictionary to create a story around it. They somehow landed on “incest”, “swimming”, and “Russia”.