• Paris Is Burning

    Paris Is Burning


    Second watch, first time in a theater.

    I cried as soon as Venus appeared on screen. She deserved that wedding, her bottom surgery, to be a model. She deserved to live.

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future


    A film with an important message (trans people can digest plastic).

  • The Web

    The Web


    Whenever a character hacks in a movie now, I instinctively say, "It's hacking time!

  • Ambulance



    God, I hope Michael Bay spends the rest of his career making Tony Scott films.

  • Bound



    Bound is my favorite film, and tonight I went through old Facebook posts and DMs I'd forgotten about, and I realized my first viewing of it made me realize I was trans.

    I've jokingly said stuff like "Bound made me trans" before, but holy shit, it actually did.


  • Bound



    A film about the persistent struggle between lesbians and Italians.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    Had serious issues with the way this dealt with queer stuff--making jokes about kink, dildos, and buttplugs but then censoring a dick is so chickenshit. Plus, I just can't bring myself to care about a conservative mother learning to accept her lesbian daughter.

    Nevertheless, Michelle Yeoh kicks ass, and she carried the film for me. I ended up having a good time, even though I saw it with two girls who were definitely third-wheeling me, one of whom was texting throughout the first 10 minutes.

  • Bellissima



    What if Preston Sturges directed a neorealist film?

  • Point Break

    Point Break


    I hate seeing queer polycules fight. :(

  • The Room

    The Room


    There is a 12-minute stretch between the coffee shop scene and the birthday party scene where this becomes bad in a boring, borderline unwatchable way. Still fascinating, though. No other film really matches it tonally. Totally distinctive film from a totally distinctive, bizarre mind. So incomprehensible in its misogyny that it makes misogyny look as ridiculous as it is.

  • The Man with the Golden Gun

    The Man with the Golden Gun


    Bond is such a prick in this one.

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza


    PTA's films have always been about the failings of nostalgia, how it can place memories of pain and trauma and humiliation under shining neon lights. In those terms, this might be the film he's been working towards his whole career. I admire it. But it says something that I was more interested in the ten or so subplots than the story that's put front and center.