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2021 Reviews

35 films

I survived the pandemic to write reviews in another year! Here are links to my professionally published pieces for 2021.

  • Us
  • The Last Wave
  • Charisma
  • Pulse
  • Occult

signs and portents

7 films

The world is full of signs of the apocalypse, if it's not already taking place. Religious and mythological symbolism (or…

  • Bless Their Little Hearts
  • Emma Mae
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Girlfriends
  • Lake Mungo
  • Vitalina Varela
  • She Dies Tomorrow
  • Possessor
  • Still Processing
  • Cenote

2020 top 10 list

10 films

Here is a link to the full version of my top 10 list, as published by Gay City News: www.gaycitynews.com/in-a-streaming-year-these-were-best/

  • 63 Up
  • Les Misérables
  • The Assistant
  • The Traitor
  • I Was at Home, But...

2020 reviews

52 films

Here are links to my published film reviews for this year.

While I know L'boxd isn't intended for music criticism,…

  • Residue
  • Lingua Franca
  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • The Nest

Films I intend to watch before making my 2020 top 10 list

26 films

My 2020 film and music top 10 lists are due at Gay City News on Dec. 24th and will be…

  • I Carry You with Me
  • Time
  • - force -
  • Object Lessons, or: What Happened Whitsunday
  • King of Sanwi

New York Film Festival 2020 entries

15 films

My article on the festival for Gay City News is up here: www.gaycitynews.com/does-cinema-need-communal-viewing-to-thrive/

  • Vitalina Varela
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • The Assistant
  • Notes From a Journey
  • I Was at Home, But...

Half-time 2020 top 10 list

10 films

We're nearly halfway through this cursed year, and my last screening in a movie theater (THE INVISIBLE MAN in early…

  • We Still Kill the Old Way
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Acto da Primavera
  • Adieu Philippine
  • The Night of Counting the Years

Rarefilmm recommendations

102 films

Rarefilmm.com is an amazing resource, streaming more than 2,000 films which aren't legally available in the US or UK for…

  • A Simple Event
  • Marriage of the Blessed
  • The Chorus
  • First Graders
  • Gheisar

Iranian cinema available to stream for free online

29 films

Many Iranian films which have never been legally available in the US on home video have come and gone from…

  • The Laundromat
  • Hammett
  • The Seduction of Mimi
  • Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers
  • Game Over

Movies I Watched For 30 Minutes On Netflix, MUBI, Criterion, etc. and Decided "This Isn't Worth My Time"

8 films

Since I didn't see these films all the way though, I'm not saying definitively that they're crap. Also, the fact…

  • The Irishman
  • Transit
  • The Souvenir
  • The Image Book
  • End of the Century

2019 top 10 list

24 films

Here's my list for Gay City News, with commentary and addenda: www.gaycitynews.nyc/stories/2019/28/best-films-2019-12-15-gcn.html