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  • Querelle

    Querelle

    ★★★★★

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder literally knew "boyfriend twins" (gay men who, having forged themselves into their ideal sexual object, proceed to date someone who appears absolutely fucking identical, if you're unfamiliar with the term) was going to be a thing in 1982 he's so powerful

    I first watched Querelle four years ago. It was my first Fassbinder and I recognize now that it probably wasn't a great starting point—it built me up probably to expect a filmmaker more in line with…

  • Deep Red

    Deep Red

    ★★★★★

    Pushing the giallo to its absolute limits, breaking it all down till you're left with just the absurd, the comedic, and the acidic roots, pushing them up to the highest possible frequency (with the aid of Goblin's bombastic score, and maybe my favorite) with a twinge of unreality and the lavish style you'd want from perhaps the master of seeing style where others'd see only sleaze working at his peak. Love this movie so much

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  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★★

    "Do you often think about how inconsequential you are?"
    "Yes."
    "Do you believe God will save you?"
    "No."

    Above all else, Freddie is lonely.

    I just finished watching the incredibly strange (both incomprehensible yet easy to follow) The Master, and that is the only thing of which I can be certain. It's easy to watch The Master and, like his followers, be compelled towards "the Master" himself (I will withhold the obvious Doctor Who jokes), Lancaster Dodd, as he is…

  • Weekend

    Weekend

    ★★★★

    "Gay people never talk about it in public, unless it's just cheap innuendo."

    The film's thesis, if it has one, is stated near the 2/3 mark between the two main characters. "Because they shove it down our throats all the time, being straight. Straight story-lines on television, everywhere, in books, on billboards..." It doesn't take long consuming media while being gay before realizing that straight people - at least the ones making our media - don't care about us or…