luke?

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(non-binary, they/them) Queer film editor. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Host of Mecha & Monster Mondays

Favorite films

  • Cameraperson
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Old Joy
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

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  • Invasion U.S.A.

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  • Dune

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  • Muscle

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  • Crash

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

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    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    An all-consuming emptiness. It is the story of a group of people who build their home in the middle of horror, creating a beautiful life upon the ashes of others. We never see the inside of the camps, but we do see the liminal space, between the wall of sunflowers and the walls of the camp, just enough that we verge on the edges of the unspeakable and it's like a feeling of someone always behind you whose never really…

  • Wish

    Wish

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    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    β€œA true thing, poorly expressed, is a lie.”
    -Stephen Fry

    I’m not usually the one to write massive, in-depth pieces about films that I hate. For one, I do believe in the idea that it’s harder to write about why a story impacted you than when it doesn’t. But more than that, what I hate about a film can be fairly surface level, an overall badly constructed narrative or technical qualities. Very few films do I hate and, more importantly,…

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  • Invasion U.S.A.

    Invasion U.S.A.

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    "Will America pay for what we’ve done?”
    -Joe Pera

    When Reagan’s America faces the threat of foreign invaders, the only thing that can stop them is a man with his titties out. An essential Florida text, a hidden dystopian masterpiece, has the same ending as Blood Debts.

  • Crash

    Crash

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    Imagine being an author writing your next novel and naming the main character after yourself, something that's usually reserved for a semi-autobiographical drama, and this was what it was

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  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

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    Here’s a list of things that happen in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie:

    - β€œYep, this is me. Your probably wondering how I got here” opening framing deviceΒ 
    - A throw away line about how Robotnik was involved in the Afghanistan war
    - Sonic and the main guy being mistaken for domestic terrorists
    - A β€œwe don’t like your kind in these parts” gag followed by a bar fight
    -Some of the most baffling editing choices I’ve seen all year
    - A brief Sonic related meme cameo
    - Mild homoeroticism
    - A Southland Tales reference

  • Rent

    Rent

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    basically musical Green Book for the AIDS crisis