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  • The New Romantic

    The New Romantic

    ★★★½

    “don’t make out with journalists” - avan jogia in the new romantic but also me, to myself

  • Maria Bamford: Old Baby

    Maria Bamford: Old Baby

    i need to find a way to show people how much i love them despite all my words and actions

  • Destroyer

    Destroyer

    ★★½

    nicole kidman you can crack my skull open anytime

  • Her Smell

    Her Smell

    ★★★★

    cara “giving the dykes everything they want” delevingne

  • Thriller

    Thriller

    ★½

    Thriller could have been a fun and harmless slasher, but it tries too hard to be something more than that. By attempting to be a serious slasher, Thriller loses all the charm of the fun camp and gore that makes teen slashers so great. Slashers don’t have to be complex to be effective — it’s often more fun when they forgo emotional depth to be entertaining — but Thriller is more of a chore to watch than something to sit back and enjoy.

    full review on the simple cinephile

  • Maze

    Maze

    ★★½

    my review for the chicago reader

    Based on the 1983 breakout of 38 Irish Republican Army inmates from Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, Maze is an objective and historically sound screen adaptation. Writer-director Stephen Burke gets so lost in his attempts to recreate history, though, that his depictions of the characters never go below the surface. The film centers on the relationships between the inmates and the wardens—specifically Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) and Gordon (Barry Ward)—and how they use each other…

  • Knife+Heart

    Knife+Heart

    ★★★★½

    from my review for the simple cinephile

    When it comes to queer intimacy and expression, we still live in a culture of shame. We repress our desires to be more palatable to others — haunted by not acting upon them or punished for when we do. Instead, we take to the nightclubs and the leather and the colored handkerchiefs to be who we are freely and without shame.

    So it hits that much harder when those spaces are infiltrated, when…

  • Unicorn Store

    Unicorn Store

    ★★★

    “this is a legitimate place of business and the opposite of murder” - samuel l. jackson in unicorn store and also me at my retail job

  • The Gospel of Eureka

    The Gospel of Eureka

    ★★★

    my review for the chicago reader

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a town full of dualities, at least as depicted by directors Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri. They show one man practicing his lines for a dramatic play about Jesus Christ while another gets ready for a drag performance at a local gay bar. In Gospel of Eureka, these are not polar opposites, though, but rather two sides of the same coin. There is a shared performance and theatricality to devout…

  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

    John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

    listen i love this tall child as much as the next guy but anyone who makes a sixty-four minute long stand-up special is immediately on my hit list

  • The Dirt

    The Dirt

    literally who asked for this

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    jordan peele is right: hands across america WAS weird