NotASexyVamp

NotASexyVamp

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27, he/him. Spectacularly awkward gay pop culture nerd with Asperger's. Would be writer/filmmaker but too lazy and/or self-conscious.

Favorite films

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Querelle
  • The Company of Wolves
  • Taekwondo

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  • Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)

    ★★★½

  • The Long, Hot Summer

    ★★★

  • To Sir, with Love

    ★★½

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

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  • Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)

    Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)

    ★★★½

    Nicole Byer being a proudly horny silly lady is everything to me. I know her mainly from Nailed It! and her excellent tweets during lockdown but her openness and fun here ensure she is a real star in the making. Favourite bits of this are when she laughs at herself, like she's saying something that even shocks herself. Very funny. Had my boyfriend and I crying from laughter by the time it finished.

  • The Long, Hot Summer

    The Long, Hot Summer

    ★★★

    Watching this on a hot summer evening proved a pretty great idea even if the film is less hot and sweaty than it seems to be. The weather was apparently atrocious during filming and you can kinda tell from the skies, usually overcast and without the sticky gross sweaty heat these Southern Gothic melodramas usually have.

    Thankfully, Paul Newman is here to steam up the screen. My god, has a man ever looked hotter onscreen? The shot of him with…

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  • Coded Bias

    Coded Bias

    ★★½

    Coded Bias might be the most timely and relevant film I see at MIFF2020 but I found the execution hamfisted and uncinematic. Makes sweeping generalisations with little evidence to back it up and it's moments of visual invention are cringeworthy (the female HAL riff is especially awful). Charismatic interview subjects, especially Buolamwini, but they deserve better than this film. I think my big problem is it eventually becomes about more than bias in software and algorithms (which is incredibly interesting,…

  • Forbidden Letters

    Forbidden Letters

    ★★★★★

    Been trying to think of the right words to talk about Forbidden Letters for a couple days now. After seeing the new restoration on PinkLabel.tv, I was blown away. Each scene has complex thematic exploration and is visually stunning.

    Forbidden Letters is a film about distance, longing and being closeted even when you're out and proud. Richard has been in prison for a year, while his boyfriend Larry waits and remembers. Today is the day Richard is released. They've had…