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  • Out

    Out

    ★★★

    [insert pup play joke here]

    Yeah, yeah, glad for gay kids who get to see this, blah, blah, whatever.

    Anyway, I love the animation here despite it being in service of the same boring coming out narrative that gay people love to celebrate as the appropriate kind of representation for the world we live in now. Can't we just get a gay body swap movie with weird gay space cats and dogs who travel via rainbow that also doesn't say "based on a true story" and make me roll my eyes because of its maudlin coming-out speeches about love and acceptance?

  • The Beach House

    The Beach House

    ★★★

    Takes a long time to get to the good stuff—held back by it being largely comprised of boring, drawn out dialogue between four people—but when it arrives, it becomes an entertaining and grotesque little sci-fi horror movie.

    A little unconfident in its Lovecraftian elements, but it has plenty of promising moments when it leans into body horror and some experimental touches. Liana Liberato is great too, a confident horror performer, and I would love to see her in more films like this.

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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★

    English teachers everywhere are gonna bust a nut when this hits home video because it’s an absolute wet dream of a “movie to show to my class that deals with Serious Issues in a non-confrontational and palatable way when I don’t have a lesson plan.”

  • Heartstone

    Heartstone

    ★★★½

    I wanna watch an entire movie about the artistic sister who writes poetry about death and has what I assume is the best decorated room in all of Iceland.