Favorite films

  • BloodSisters
  • With Beauty and Sorrow
  • Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the '60s in Brussels
  • Crash

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  • Saw II

    ★★★★

  • Paranormal Activity 4

    ★★★

  • Gonza the Spearman

    ★★★½

  • MacArthur's Children

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  • Saw II

    Saw II

    ★★★★

    just an amanda looking for her jigsaw…

  • Gonza the Spearman

    Gonza the Spearman

    ★★★½

    don't really know what compelled shinoda to make this type of film in the 80s. maybe some renewed interest in a samurai period piece in the post-kagemusha/ran world? it's a pretty by-the-numbers japanese tale of love, ambition, and duty colliding with tragic results, but with all the reading i've been doing lately, i was able to appreciate some subtleties that otherwise may have been glossed over. for instance, there's a heavy focus on tea culture. being a time of peace,…

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  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★★½

    keanu gets sucked so dry his hair turns white nuff said

  • Taboo

    Taboo

    ★★★★★

    As a Catholic school survivor I have a fondness for stories of queer desire in oppressive institutions. I also have a terrific compilation of gay samurai stories called Comrade Loves of the Samurai. Violently misogynistic in a Greek kind of way, I'm afraid, but I take queer history where I can find it.

    Gohatto is a tragedy of doomed gay love, and while it's not my favorite approach to the subject, I'm also a bit of a miserabilist. I think…