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  • Disclosure

    Disclosure

    ★★★★

    Disclosure is very eye opening. I’ve seen so many of these movies and now seeing them in a different light. So. Many. Clips. 

    Damn y’all. Most people don’t understand or relate to trans folks because 80% of people don’t know a trans person!

    All previous representation has been as the butt of jokes, or repulsive (omg, that Ace Ventura scene), portrayed them solely as sex workers, or most always showed violence against them. 

    And something thats always irked me but…

  • United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

    United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

    ★★★★

    So powerful and poignant. Amazing historic collection of footage. A complex and comprehensive documentation of an important movement and a representation of how direct action can work and work well. Bouncing back and forth between old interviews and new with the same person works. 

    So many people were dying. The simplicity of showing the death dates of interviewed or featured folks really rams home the harsh reality that AIDS took so many lives.

    Women and people of color laid the groundwork…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★½

    Moving. Beautiful. Joaquin was devistatingly brilliant. Music was chilling. Mental illness elements were powerful. Final speech could have used a few more rewrites. I didn’t feel for him or the cause. 🤡

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★★½

    Realize I’ve never seen this all the way through. Very scary. Amazing horror cinema for 1973. I had a deeper connection to the material since I grew up Catholic. 

    Everyone was great, especially Linda Blair and Lee Cobb as Lieutenant Kinderman. Effects in this are top notch. Apparently this was the first use of early version of a Steadicam style rig. 

    Beyond Fest 2019 Egyptian Theater Los Angeles. Supposed to be Q&A with William Friedkin but he fell ill so Linda Blair showed up. She had some nice insight and great message about animal welfare.