Harry Allen

Harry Allen

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My internal watchlist is longer than most human lifespans so I gotta keep these reviews short and sweet. 

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  • Pink Flamingos

    Pink Flamingos

    ★★★★★

    This movie is the difference between Corporate Pride Month and Queer Revolution. Deliciously, terribly tasteless.

  • In The Heights

    In The Heights

    ★★★★

    The best word to describe this movie is vibrant - in terms of its attention to detail, to editing, to direction, it’s really quite joyful. This is one of those musicals that feels like it was made to be a movie, and Chu directs the hell out of it. 

    That being said, some of the conflict felt a bit…forced? And there was something about the politics of “this is kind of how things work so we’ve just gotta find a way to find joy in it!” that was kinda icky to me, but that’s the same problem I have with all of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s work.

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  • The Prom

    The Prom

    ★★

    With the line “I’m as gay as a bucket of wigs”, James Corden set the gay rights movement back 250 years

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★★

    This film feels very warm and lived in, and I want to curl up in the world it creates. It does mess with this white-washed version of the “economic anxiety” debate at the beginning but luckily diverts from that to make it more of a story about relationships versus The Failure of the Market. Perhaps I’m being too generous with this rating, but this feels like one of those movies that shifts things a little bit when you watch it.