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  • Tower. A Bright Day.
  • Tropical Malady
  • Orlando
  • The Lighthouse

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  • The Pawnshop

    ★★★★½

  • River

    ★★★

  • Great Freedom

    ★★★½

  • Fire of Love

    ★★★★

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  • The Pawnshop

    The Pawnshop

    ★★★★½

    this was just brilliant - both deeply profound and just extremely funny in every way possible; simultaneously bizarre and humane in the portrayal of it’s one-of-a-kind subjects. the titular pawnshop felt like a portal into another realm for me, and I couldn’t help feeling that this is what it is for the inhabitants of the poverty-stricken mining district in the film, too. it’s a microcosm, an encyclopedia of its time and place written in trinkets. a ghost town momentarily rejuvenated by a building filled with ghost objects.

  • Great Freedom

    Great Freedom

    ★★★½

    thought this would be a bit more but then maybe it’s because we have gotten so many good films that talk about queer history in recent years that my expectations are by proxy slightly too high? this is very well made and beautifully shot though, and the nuances of the characters are translated into the screen with admirable ease. also ❤️ franz rogowski ❤️

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  • Your Name Engraved Herein

    Your Name Engraved Herein

    ★★

    well um........... i really wanted to like this in fact i was sure i was going to love it! it has a lot of things which technically should make me like it but frankly. this was the most confusing romance movie ive ever seen? the characters seem to switch personalities halfway through to the point where i thought my eyes were fooling me and i was mistaking one for the other? the beginning had so much potential it actually frustrated…

  • And Then We Danced

    And Then We Danced

    ★★★★★

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

    AND THEN WE DANCED has haunted me constantly ever since i watched it for the first time 2 months ago - every time i thought i had forgotten it it's impact resurfaced again, until finally i got used to having it always lingering somewhere in the back of my mind. truly, this movie is very much unlike anything i've ever seen in queer cinema before - and especially in eastern europe, when if such films do exist, they rarely carry…