Desmond Thorne

Desmond Thorne

Filmmaker!
Film Programmer at Nitehawk Cinema!
“Favorites” are my most recent five star reviews! 😁

Favorite films

  • Minari
  • Education
  • Quo vadis, Aida?
  • The Thing

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  • Buffalo '66

    ★★★★

  • Crossing Delancey

    ★★★★½

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★

  • Deep Cover

    ★★★★½

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  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66

    ★★★★

    Man, this looked fucking gorgeous on 35. Watching this the second time around and in a theater def hit different. I understood the vibe wayyy more. (Still don’t fuck with Gallo on a personal level though.)

    And of course, Christina shines. ⭐️

  • Crossing Delancey

    Crossing Delancey

    ★★★★½

    This was so lovely!!! A very real exploration of love in your 30s that doesn’t whack you over the head with the shit, and also keeps it simple. 

    Also, really lovely soundtrack of songs by The Roches + early performances from David Hyde Pierce and Reg E. Cathey! 🥰

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  • Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    ★★★★½

    I could watch James Baldwin talk and read the shit out of White filmmakers for hours. ❤️

  • Uncorked

    Uncorked

    ★★★★

    Wow, this was so so good. Just pure excellence all around! 😭

    Honestly, big ups to Netflix for backing films like this, “Homecoming” and “Dolemite is My Name”. We need more of these and less films like “Queen and Slim” and “Harriet” right now. There is so much more to Black life than pain and struggle and it’s lovely when our films reflect that. ❤️