Leonora Anne Mint

Leonora Anne Mint

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pacific northwest queer lady obsessed with movies.
traded my rose-colored shades for a wide lens.
black lives matter.

Favorite films

  • Harold and Maude
  • Uncle Yanco
  • The Red Shoes
  • Sunday In the Park With George

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  • The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

    ★★★½

  • Scanners

    ★★★½

  • Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak

    ★★★★★

  • Dragons of Camelot

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Of course it was basically a religious experience to watch this. Lana goes out on a limb & comes back with something dense, shaggy, ambitious, colorful, personal, insightful, and just out-there enough. I didn't pick up on everything, but on the first watch of a Wachowski movie, missing things is exhilarating because it portends a satisfying and fascinating rewatch. I've rewatched so many of the sisters' movies this year, and they all prove so rewarding to come back to, seeing all…

  • Cluny Brown

    Cluny Brown

    ★★★★½

    Everyone deserves someone who'll tell them that pursuing their passions makes them more desirable, not less.

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  • Scanners

    Scanners

    ★★★½

    The lead guy in this is so silly, he has the face of Zachary Levi and the voice of William Wegman. Somehow, in context, it works!

    This one speeds past its themes at a rate that makes it feel more like a regular genre movie than Cronenberg's later and better works, but it's still an entertaining and intriguing film.

  • Emily the Criminal

    Emily the Criminal

    ★★★★

    "The most impressive thing about Emily the Criminal as a thriller is the way it conveys with such clarity the struggle of life in late-capitalist America, and the complex yet intensely regular humanity of people who have been defined societally as criminals. In this film, the scenes where Emily finds herself being poorly treated during a job interview have just as much tension as scenes where she faces off with someone who means her extreme physical harm."

    Read my full review for The Young Folks here: www.theyoungfolks.com/film/166450/emily-the-criminal-review-a-smart-and-tightly-woven-crime-thriller-starring-aubrey-plaza/

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  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Pros:
    - Super fun.
    - A smart depiction of queer people in a rural setting.
    - Heartwarming messages about how queer people can be good parents & overcoming internalized homophobia.
    - Cool trans lady character complete with righteous anger.
    - ABBA!

    Cons:
    - Trans woman played by cis man.
    - Weird running joke about deadnaming the trans character.
    - Exhausting racist-as-fuck subplot goes on forever.
    - Too visually distinctive and fun to remake easily, forcing us to sit through the deadnaming and racism because the rest of it is actually good.

  • Coming Out

    Coming Out

    ★★★★★

    Was not expecting the official Godzilla Twitter account to post a 2-minute short film about stop-motion Godzilla accepting his trans daughter on the last day of Pride Month, but here we are. Godzilla said trans rights!! And I'm crying.