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  • Maurice

    Maurice

    ★★★

    saw this at the quad with like the entire over-40 gay male population of NYC... I thought I wasn't liking this but then... I was? all the clive/maurice stuff up until clive's marriage is kind of rote & boring (and something about the flow of it felt off; you could feel it was adapted from a book tho I can't explain why) but after that it starts to get more interesting. it kind of settles and... expands, or opens up a…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★½

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

    I walked out the first time disliking this & the second time loving it. I'm astonished by how openly scott sympathizes with david. he's perhaps the first "villain" in this franchise—the first individual, self-directed, intelligent villain, not the arm of a soulless corporation but an actor in his own right, one with the power to create new life and destroy whole worlds. the synthetics have always fascinated me and I think they're more integral to this franchise than we give them…

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  • The Watermelon Woman

    The Watermelon Woman

    ★★★★

    well. this was great. I loved how playful & funny the filmmaking was (the mix of "third person" shots of cheryl, tamara, etc. with first person footage from cheryl's camera, for example), and I loved cheryl's journey into fictional cinema history. "sometimes you have to create your own history."

    strange (or not so strange) and sad that this frank, sometimes sexy, and often self-deprecating depiction of lesbian lives from a lesbian perspective feels so, I don't know, fresh and even shocking…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★½

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

    one of those rare movies that I like exactly as much as I think I will... which is a lot! super-solid ~90-min genre movies that make me feel sick to my stomach are kind of my favorite things. (if I ever make a movie, that's what I want it to be like.)

    I liked how incompetent the villains are... they're terrifying, of course, but even with their guns, knives, attack dogs, etc. they can't kill five helpless teenagers. it's an…