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  • The Fly
  • Girlfriends
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Phantom Thread

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  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★½

  • Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

    ★★★★

  • Cry Macho

    ★★★

  • Saloum

    ★★★½

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  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    ★½

    As a gay man who grew up in a working class neighborhood just 30 miles from where "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" is set, the most damning thing I can say about the movie adaptation of the hit stage musical is that it is not remotely aimed at me. This is the latest mainstream LGBTQ film more concerned with winning over straight allies than any queer audiences, its central tale of self-empowerment told with all the basic platitudes of a corporate…

  • The Starling

    The Starling

    ★½

    People experience grief in different ways, making it almost impossible to state that a movie doesn't ring true in its portrayal of people facing up to the loss of a loved one. Claiming that an actor's behavior or specific decisions in regards to characterization feel false is a slippery slope towards policing the ways in which real people grieve — suggesting that if they don't fall into an easily recognizable pit of sadness, they're a bad person, with quasi-sociopathic tendencies.…

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