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  • Tab Hunter Confidential

    Tab Hunter Confidential

    ★★★★★

    Tab Hunter Confidential sets a standard that all other celebrity documentaries should aspire to reach. It creates a clear, balanced, engaging and empathetic portrait of a cultural icon, humanizing him, but also retaining what made him an icon.

    Tab’s story is incredibly fascinating, not only as a document of his experience as a gay man in the Golden Age of Hollywood, but also as a look into the broader world of the Hollywood studio system, and into the more private…

  • The Gordon Highlanders

    The Gordon Highlanders

    A much less mannered crowd than usual -- a real highlight here were the kids trying to join in the march but being pulled back by gentlemen on the sidelines!

    Also, who's the cutie smiling at the end -- do y'all think he's still kicking

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Is there anything new to say about Call Me By Your Name? Probably not -- a million reviews and thinkpieces have come before mine -- and I did my best to avoid them in anticipation of finally watching the film.

    I couldn't be happier that I did -- eschewing all my critic-brain for just letting the emotion wash over me, I feel much richer walking away from the film. As such, I won't share with you what I felt it…

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Psycho's reputation unfortunately precedes it: in the years since its premiere, Norman, Mother, and that infamous shower scene have become truly iconic -- as such, the shock it must've created in 1960 is impossible for today's culturally saturated viewers to experience.

    Even still, without the jolt of surprise that those wonderful twists would've brought on a wholly unsuspecting viewer, Psycho is brilliant. It's grand suspense, complemented best by the unforgettable, stinging score. The image is no slouch, either: photographed in…