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  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    ★★★★

    Watched for class but alongside Empire of the Sun as among Spielberg's most creatively unwieldy as his level of artistic freedom in prestige Hollywood was beginning to peak with Schindler's List roughly being his most sprawling and successful attempt. For better and worse feels like the work of someone without bounds. A film that's tonally at odds with itself but is all the more heartbreaking for that. A clear example of a white man appropriating black text but nonetheless self-aware…

  • In the Cut

    In the Cut

    ★★★★★

    navigating the patriarchy simulator; desire as a sylph figured creature. ahead of its time tbh. deeply beautiful albeit eminently uneasy to sit through and yes, absolutely sexy. ryan and campion on some god level mode here. a film that takes on all the signature properties of the genre without sacrificing a singularly ravishing dexterity between camp and high art. bitch really just went off and burnt $12 million on a grimy ass looking erotic drama about shitty men holding emotional dominion and material possession over vulnerable horny women. eventually the facade fades and the narrative dissolves. nothing means anything.

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  • Looking: The Movie

    Looking: The Movie

    "I love it when gays argue with other gays about being gays. That's awesome."

    The movie.

  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

    Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

    My Reactions to Watching Dear Zachary:

    "What?"
    "Really?"
    "Oh that's funny."
    "Oh no."
    "That bitch."
    "That BITCH."
    "This is getting ridiculous."
    "Are you serious?"
    "I'm crying right now."
    "Please stop doing this to me."
    "Oh that's good."
    "That's great. I'm loving this!"
    "What?"
    "Really?"
    "Oh no."
    "That bitch."
    "That BITCH."
    "Are you serious?"
    "I'm crying right now."
    "Please stop doing this to me."

    *sigh*

    This film killed me. One of the most breathtakingly effective and humanistic documentaries I've ever seen.…