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  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Down with Love
  • Smiley Face
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★

  • eXistenZ

    ★★★★

  • A Sexplanation

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★

    movie blows so i'm gonna use this space to say my version of Don't Look Up is how i've now spent months trying to warn people that over 25 women (including me) have come forward about how Gabriel Gundacker (of Zendaya is Meechee fame) is a serial sexual predator/abuser/manipulator and almost nooooo ooooonnnnne is talking about it except for this list of sexual predators in the music/film industry: "Accused of manipulating, gaslighting and abusing women for his own sexual gratification;…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?

    the clandestine stealing of forbidden glances. the thankless task of trying to tamp a lover’s image into the folds of your brain. the dread of said image’s inevitable fading. the smoldering slow-burn of impossible yearning, and the explosive fireworks when it’s finally reciprocated. the sizzling sound of a final farewell.

    director céline sciamma packs each frame with tangible emotion, and she does it all without a manipulative score. we know exactly what to…

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  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

    as a Certified Cronenbabe, it was unbelievably cool to see the definitive king of body horror return to his old-school roots. reminded me of an amalgamation of eXistenZ, Dead Ringers, and his novel Consumed, which are my favorite works of his, so i was an automatic sucker for this. fantastic speculative world-building exercise, and even if the plethora of themes/ideas didn't fully coalesce in the end, its imagery and effects were so grotesquely unique that i have to admire it.…

  • Men

    Men

    ★★

    Alex Garland is in his mother! era. make of that what you will.

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    first watch: fight club is the best movie ever made
    second watch: fight club is a deep commentary on the dangers of consumerism
    third watch: fight club is a disgusting cesspool of toxic masculinity and it’s not as deep as its fanboys think it is
    fourth watch: fight club is a critique of toxic masculinity and it’s deeper than its fanboys think it is
    fifth watch: fight club is the best satirical gay romcom ever made

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    the masculine urge to cope with your step-uncle’s pointed homophobia by storming outside and aggressively hula-hooping