Favorite films

  • Memories of Underdevelopment
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • The Watermelon Woman
  • In the Mood for Love

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  • The Green Knight

    ★★★★

  • Luca

    ★★★★

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

    ★★½

  • Luca

    ★★★★

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  • Monangambeee

    Monangambeee

    ★★★★

    A beautiful and powerful precursor to Sambizanga.

  • Strike

    Strike

    ★★★★

    Nothing but respect for my gay communist king!

    Strike is more artistic than I anticipated. I think that after watching Potemkin, I was expecting to see only Soviet montage sequences, but I was pleasantly surprised to see all the other camera tricks and editing techniques which made watching it very enjoyable.

    Solid propaganda film. Incredible feature-length film debut.

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  • Raging Sun, Raging Sky

    Raging Sun, Raging Sky

    ★★★★★

    CocteauGenet, and Anger walk into a bar...

    I can best describe Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo as a paceless (not slow-paced), oneiric (not surrealist), pastiche of queer avant-garde cinema. Definitely not for everyone, but as a gay Latino who enjoys pretentious movies, this was right up my alley.

    If you’re a film history geek (like me), something you immediately recognize is the influence of the American underground and the European avant-garde on this film’s visual style. I can tell this was a…

  • Safe

    Safe

    ★★★★★

    A feminist allegory of AIDS with visual citations to Jeanne Dielman. Todd Haynes is a true master.