Milisa

Watching movies, making rude comments

Favorite films

  • Truck Turner
  • Wings
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan

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  • The Manitou

    ★½

  • The Big Sleep

    ★★★

  • Con Air

    ★★

  • Brick

    ★★★½

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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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  • The Manitou

    The Manitou

    ★½

    Didn't know I was going to see a neck birth, and could've lived without that. And the brown face.And the weird white version of Native American history. Don't even know what to say about the universe being saved by a white woman powered by electronics.

  • The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep

    ★★★

    I haven't seen this in 20 years, and I could still barely follow what the fuck was going on. Love seeing baby Bacall though, and a plot hinging on a murderous nympho sister.

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