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  • Frisk

    Frisk

    ★★★★½

    I'm gonna do a lot of Reaching here so only read if you're a true ride or die with me.

    Based off of my experiences, gay boys experience fantasies of significant others much later in life then heterosexual people do. I know that straight boys and girls as early as 2nd grade (if not earlier) "date" each other and see each other romantically in the way that they are depicted in films and television. So why does it seem to…

  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    “It must not be too late.”

    An exploration of the heart and all it’s hidden secrets. The relationship between a mother and child is supposed to be full of love but often that is obscured by unachievable expectations. It’s been three years since I first saw this (which was also the last time I watched it) and it still has left me distraught. It’s too close to my own relationship with my mother; putting on theatrical ideals of our love…

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  • The Juniper Tree

    The Juniper Tree

    I feel like I've made peace with the silence of existence after watching this.

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★

    One of the most joyous film endings I can think of ever having seen.

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  • The Tale

    The Tale

    ★★★★★

    "I was younger than I thought of myself to be."

    TW: Sexual abuse

    I'm having trouble breathing as I type this, and my hands are still shaking a little bit. I feel sick watching it and my eyes water every few moments no matter how many times I wipe the tears away. It's too close to what happened and it hurts deeply to think about, even more than when watching Mysterious Skin.

    In my review for Mysterious Skin back in…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Frances McDormand's back probably hurts from carrying this movie.