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  • Happy Together
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Bringing Up Baby

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  • Escape from New York

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

  • Reminiscence

  • Respect

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  • Jade

    Jade

    ★★★★★

    "What Giacometti reveals at the core of things, what Genet calls solitude, Friedkin overturns to prove it is all there is. As if to say, See? Empty. Not even a drip. Like in Jade: Look all you want, there’s nothing underneath."

    The kind souls at Bright Wall Dark Room let me go long on Jade, my much maligned, much watched problematic fave. The whole thing is here.

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  • End of the Century

    End of the Century

    ★★★★½

    Liberated from the gay 101 politics of Weekend, End of the Century is able to live in quiet details. No need to talk about the closet when instead a character can serve up milk-based cocktails. It’s cinema. The audience can know without words.

    Another queer film to which End of the Century might draw comparisons: Desert Hearts, the lesbian romance set in Reno, Nevada, where all you need to get rid of your husband is a 30 day residency. At…

  • She-Devil

    She-Devil

    ★★★

    While I am anti
    - blaming the other woman for the affair

    I am very pro
    - cooking the hamster
    - mixing up old people's pills
    - dramatically rolling off pool floaties
    - First Wives Clubbing Ed Begley Jr