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  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Talented Mr. Ripley is a film of two halves. The first half consists of Tom lying his way into Dickie's life and falling more and more in love with the man, the way he lives and the freedom his wealth allows.

    The second half begins after Dickie is killed by Tom. And our hero assumes the dead man's identity and finds ways to escape capture each and every time by manipulating, by fabricating lies on the fly. By almost…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I wish I could say I'm just disappointed with Rise of Skywalker... but that would be an understatement. Sigh...

    This certainly feels like the end of something but not the Skywalker Saga™. It signifies the end of creativity of Star Wars, or at least that's what it feels like. This is the death of everything good about the sequel trilogy and the advancement of brand and empty nostalgia full stop. Above everything else.

    I've been so infuriated by this film,…

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  • Totally Fucked Up

    Totally Fucked Up

    ★★★★

    It's so 90s, but how often do we get 90s grunge and teen angst for the gays? Let alone gays who like alternative rock, post-punk and dream pop. Was it more realistic for being this way?

    On one hand, this is an ideal friends group i wish i had. I felt seen by these somewhat cringey alternative gays who don't feel seen by rupaul or any drag queen (i do like drag, but it's not all that we are). They…

  • It's a Sin

    It's a Sin

    ★★★★½

    It goes without saying, this is very often utterly devastating. Some moments just wont leave you. Maybe we needed something this blunt about AIDS. In some ways, I felt like I was learning about it for the first time. Maybe it was the first piece of media that made the inevitability of death so palpable for me. Movies and documentaries have said more about the politics of it and in better ways. Somehow it's both necessary and unnecessary cuz we've seen aspects of it before. But this is part of our history and it shows queerness in such a celebratory and inspiring way. It's beautiful.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I wanted to compile a list of articles, videos and editorials that helped me dig deeper into Call Me By Your Name.

    How a Little Film Touched So Many Lives. Arranged/edited/curated by Barb Mirell. A book filled with stories from people who watched the movie and were deeply effected by its power. A large variety of demographics around the world are represented. A global fanbase. Profits from the book go to The Trevor Project which provides crisis and suicide prevention…

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This isn't just one of the worst movies of the year.

    It might be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

    It pissed me off in a way that movies so rarely do. I had so many objections with the structure, the stylistic choices, the writing and the representation of this movie that it exhausted me.

    Any attempts to further unpack all my problems with It have made me want to just shut down.

    I wasn't sure if…