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  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post


    For anyone who's new here or missed a significant prior review: my dad is a pastor and I grew up as a closeted trans girl lesbian in a hardcore Evangelical Christian environment. I never knew anyone who went to a conversion camp but that's probably just because I stayed in the closet until I was an adult and went to a small church. We knew they existed-- they were a topic of conversation, and everyone I knew would have considered…

  • Harold and Maude

    Harold and Maude


    I hadn't seen this movie in years, and I'm happy to report I still love it dearly. My heart feels at home here.

    I joked on Twitter that both Harold and Maude read as trans women to me now, and that the film reads like the story of an old trans lady taking a young, closeted one on a wild journey of anarchy and lesbianism. This is obviously me looking at the movie heavily through the lens of my own…

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  • The Hotel New Hampshire

    The Hotel New Hampshire


    There was a very specific time in my movie-watching life where I watched a bunch of "unconventional" indie movies with fucked-up subject matter and loved them because of how Different and Fucked-Up they were. This is pretty clearly one of those. It's paced weirdly, very immature and horny, and secretly underneath all of the comedic setpieces, chock-full of suffering and despair.

    It doesn't pop for me like it once did, but still has a lot of weird charm in spite of itself.

  • Practical Magic

    Practical Magic


    Comfort food.

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  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows


    "Yeah, some of our clothes are from victims. You might bite someone and then, you think, 'Oooh, those are some nice pants!'"

  • Whiplash



    Excellent, riveting film. Feels like Hitchcock made a Jazz Musician Psychological Drama, but slicker, wound even tighter, etc. Most intense movie theater experience of 2014 so far. Feels like a Best Picture Front-runner, to me anyway. Only con: Its early, sudden ending feels like a cop-out.