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  • Some Like It Hot

    ★★★★½

  • A Castle for Christmas

    ★★

  • Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother

    ★★

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★

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  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    ★★★★½

    This has so many of my favorite things: violence, go go boots, random making out, lunks, cleavage, fast cars, leather, powerful women, shimmying, tight clothing, queer subtext, destroying men. This is cinematic joy.

    The ending is always a disappointment. You'd think Russ Meyer of all people would let the hot ladies win instead of mousey brown hair and milquetoast man. But oh what a fine ride to get there.

  • Medicine for Melancholy

    Medicine for Melancholy

    ★★★★½

    When this film first came out, I was living in Oakland, traveling most places by bike, and had recently broken up with yet another white dude. Every spot in this film was some place I frequented (except for the Marina, because, come on). The bike I rode back then even looked like Jo’s (I rode fixed, because I’m a real one). They even dress like I dressed!

    This film still hits hard. I think SF (I eventually moved to the…

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  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

    ★★★★½

    Sticks the landing every time

  • A Castle for Christmas

    A Castle for Christmas

    ★★

    He's a duke, how did he get left for someone with a higher title? How many princes are running around?

    Something about Cary Elwes got on my nerves this entire film, which is a shame because I used to love him. Nice to see olds in an Xmas romcom at least.

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  • Trade Center

    Trade Center

    ★★★½

    "The geometry of sucking cock in the stairwell"

  • Labor Day

    Labor Day

    ★★

    Watching this was labor.