Pagnilayan

Pagnilayan

i watch non-queer media every once in a while

Favorite films

  • Mommy
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • A Separation
  • The Hunt

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  • Bleak Night

    ★★★★★

  • El Conde

    ★★

  • The Ruins

    ★★★½

  • She's the Man

    ★★★½

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  • Bleak Night

    Bleak Night

    ★★★★★

    even if i lose everything, i still have you
    even if others don’t give a shit, as long as i have you, i will be okay

    I think one of the things missing in current Korean cinema is the grit and rawness and this one takes the cake for examples on how hard coming-of-age films hit back then and the focus on complexity rather than making the screen beautiful for tumblr and twitter screencaps. Boy, was this complex, nuanced, angsty…

  • El Conde

    El Conde

    ★★

    There is no whimsy when someone isn't in on the joke, this was pretty much pretentious black and white vampirism that needed more bite like who would make a movie romanticizing Pinochet and Thatcher as the last people standing, might as well make a Saint Mussolini movie

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  • Black Mirror: Beyond the Sea

    Black Mirror: Beyond the Sea

    ★★★

    "I love painting"

    *paints his house red

  • Marry My Dead Body

    Marry My Dead Body

    ★★★½

    "You want to talk about discrimination with a gay guy?"

    Homophobe gets married to a dead ghost and helps him reincarnate by fulfilling his wishes (like an inverse genie).

    Funny, shows male ass aplenty and is a mix of different genres from action, thriller, romance, revenge, etc. It's not exactly a gay love story but more a cautionary tale on how gay situationships can cost you your life. (Don't go on instagram at your lowest, especially not on the road!)…