another hipster gay socialist nerd living in Brooklyn. not a very nice Jewish boy

Favorite films

  • Videodrome
  • Possession
  • Brazil
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

Recent activity

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Recent reviews

  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert


    “I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No more fucking ABBA!”

    kicking off Pride month with a ‘90s classic of queer cinema. wish it didn’t have the racist Filipina mail-order bride character, but man, those outfits! Weaving, Stamp, and a young Guy Pearce all playing queer!

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


    Still fucking great. The purest cinematic representation to date of the sheer visual and narrative possibilities of superhero comics.

Popular reviews

  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest

    FernGully: The Last Rainforest


    Frankly, I liked James Cameron’s remake of this a lot better.

    I had vaguely recalled seeing FernGully with my grandparents on its original theatrical release over three decades ago, and hearing it referenced on a podcast I listen to inexplicably inspired me to seek it out. Preamble aside, FernGully’s plot amounts to “plucky teen comes of age and learns to master her magical powers to save her kingdom, while forming a chaste romance with a boy from outside the kingdom” children’s fantasy…

  • Three Months

    Three Months


    interesting HIV-scare premise makes for an ultimately unsatisfying gay teen coming-of-age flick set in 2011, and which feels awfully like an indie movie that would have been made in that year. strong points are an overqualified supporting cast and a cute romance subplot (which ends, well, unsatisfyingly), but found Sivan's character to be an unlikable prick for a large swath of the running time and didn't care much for the ending.

    without getting into plot details, it’s also weirdly sex-negative and…