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Favorite films

  • Scream 2
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Jurassic Park
  • Eve's Bayou

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  • Mea Culpa

  • High Heels

    ★★★★

  • What Have I Done to Deserve This?

    ★★★½

  • The Big Shave

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★★½

    all the Freddy reboots and we still haven’t gotten a remake of this by a fa**** with a vision!!! but maybe it exists best as a time capsule of the closet in the mid 80s

  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★½

    I love noir and crime thrillers because they’re soully aligned with queer narratives. Outside forces and your human nature constantly betraying your attempts at domesticity and tranquility. I knew Frank would never get to keep the house, the girl, or the child, try as he might. This spoke to me as a WGA writer currently on strike who wants to burn it all down and a gay man who often wants to burn down the increasingly capitalism of queer life…

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  • Mea Culpa

    Mea Culpa

    I thought we’d get another Acrimony, because when Tyler Perry does trash he does it better than anymore else. But this was the worst crime a movie can commit: boring. And the least sexy erotic thriller I’ve seen since Body of Evidence. And least Madonna got more to do in her train wreck than Kelly Rowland does.

    A reminder: Trevante Rhodes was in Moonlight. His career after that is criminal.

  • High Heels

    High Heels

    ★★★★

    Pedro’s first real foray into an honest to god sweeping melodrama with more humanity and realism than his previous films. There’s still his trademark panache but the more punk elements of his work have slowly begun to mature here. This is more of a window into the artist he would later become it’s still an incredibly moving and beautifully made picture. Pedro has always been fascinated and amused by his characters, now he’s beginning to love them.

    And the unexpected dance number is my favorite thing he’s done so far, right up there with the drugged gazpacho in Women on the Verge.

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  • Priscilla

    Priscilla

    ★★

    I wanted to gag. I didn’t gag! Sofia is so totally suited for this film and she captures so many moments of obsessive teenage love and the overwrought emotions that come with it along with the casual complicity of adults in Priscilla’s entrapment by Elvis. The film works when it’s claustrophobic, when it attempts to place its heroine within the world of a woman who’s now in the orbit of a superstar it doesn’t. It’s also an incredibly drab film…

  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    ★★★

    Danielle Brooks is the mother I never had, she is the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don’t know a better Best Supporting Actress contender!!!