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Cody has written 82 reviews for films during 2019.

  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    ★★★★½

    HOW

  • Lost Transmissions

    Lost Transmissions

    ★★★★

    i cried a lot in the theater watching this because i've never quite seen my relationship to family and addiction and being broken so represented.

    it's both weird and comforting to see parts of you that seem so personal and isolating visualized and understood by someone else.

  • Bliss

    Bliss

    ★★★★½

    i realized i never logged this! behold, my favorite film from my short tribeca jaunt.

    Bliss is a technical marvel is nearly every aspect. The scoring is assertive and frazzled — perfectly encapsulating the unapologetically grimy lifestyle of its protagonist. The cinematography and lighting design are equally visually stunning and deeply disorienting. The use of 16mm adds another layer of filth and a delightful nod to grindhouse films of the 80s. And, of course, the gore is both revolting and…

  • Addicted to Fresno

    Addicted to Fresno

    natasha lyonne in her most challenging role yet: someone who doesn’t smoke cigarettes

  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    ★★★

    if someone told me effy stonem from skins does billie jean king drag in this i would’ve watched it a lot earlier

  • Bathtubs Over Broadway

    Bathtubs Over Broadway

    ★★★½

    this is a film about a very sad man and also a very real musical about toilets

  • Knock Down the House

    Knock Down the House

    ★★★½

    women are incredible. that’s it! that’s the review!

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    Funeral Parade of Roses

    ★★★★★

    just fantastic

  • Twist

    Twist

    helena howard really is the finest emerging performer right now huh

  • I Think She Likes You

    I Think She Likes You

    marie kondo voice: i love mess

  • You Don't Nomi

    You Don't Nomi

    ★★★

    my review for 14 east magazine

    If nothing else, You Don’t Nomi shines a light on one of the most polarizing and divisive films of the last few decades. It’s both the product of its creators and its consumers — and it’s both a piece of s—t and a masterpiece. You Don’t Nomi argues that not only can these opposites coexist — but they must coexist to understand the sequin-clad marvel that is Showgirls.

  • Circus of Books

    Circus of Books

    ★★★★

    my tribeca review for the simple cinephile

    Growing up, [the filmmaker] and her siblings didn’t know the extent of their family business — just that they owned a bookstore, and they were only allowed to look at the floor when they were inside — but [Circus of Books] served as an important cultural space for the gay community in Southern California for decades. Loyal customers reminisce about cruising in the book stacks, losing their virginities in the alley behind the…