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  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    This thing is so sweet and charming and wholesome and cozy and gay and Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis are so gay for each other and I am gay for watching them be gay and have a gay ol’ christmastime together and Dan Levy and Aubrey Plaza are there being their gay little selves and the whole thing made me feel so happy and fluffy and gay and I cannot tell you how nice it is to finally have a…

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★½

    This is one of those weird cases where I wish something had been a bit longer, because there’s a lot of stuff in the latter half that gets glossed-over/shoehorned to the point of feeling borderline problematic (especially with Jolene, as everyone on earth has noted). If this show was going to throw so many things at this character, it’s weird that they would have done so without giving many of them enough time play out in a way that plays…

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  • Disclosure

    Disclosure

    ★★★½

    Aaahhhhh I dunno. This is effective, but something about it also didn't sit quite right with me. Maybe it's just that it's really meant more to get cis people up to speed, or maybe the world has made me too jaded and cynical, but I didn't come out of this feeling... better(?) about anything? Reassured, let's say. Nor galvanized in any meaningful way, either.

    It feels telling that the two most affecting moments of the film are the ones where…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    The first time I saw this movie, I was staying at my parent’s place while recovering from a major surgery (not that one). My mom isn’t a superhero person at all (or a movie person, really), but she is an elementary school librarian in a very regressive schoolboard, and cares a lot about getting good representation into her library without tripping the censors. The fact that all the kids in our overwhelmingly white suburb were suddenly clamoring to see a…