Rue Lumbroso

artist and film-obsessed know it all.

🀍4 favorites theme: the sadness will last forever

Favorite films

  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Heaven Knows What
  • Top of the Lake
  • Control

Recent activity

  • Ghost in the Shell


  • Ex Machina


  • Crimes of the Future


  • Would It Kill You to Laugh? Starring Kate Belant + John Early


Pinned reviews

  • Spencer



    Seen at London Film Festival, Royal Festival Hall Southbank.

    "I traded fame for love
    Without a second thought
    It all became a silly game
    Some things cannot be bought
    I got exactly what I asked for
    Wanted it so badly
    Running, rushing back for more
    I suffered fools so gladly
    And now, I find
    I've changed my mind

    The face of you
    My substitute for love
    My substitute for love
    Should I wait for you?
    My substitute for love

  • Paranormal Activity

    Paranormal Activity


    Yeah sure, I guess it would suck to have a girlfriend who didn't tell you she's tethered to a non-human entity until you moved in together.
    But you know what would suck more?
    Being the one tethered to that non-human entity and having to put up with your asshole boyfriend's determination to make everything worse.
    Katie, you shouldn't be held accountable for what you did to survive, or for the moment there might have been where you - even a…

Recent reviews

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell


    Seen at The Prince Charles Cinema.

    "Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you"

    Definitely didn't appreciate this as much the first time, and I went in this time expecting to engage more with it, and did.
    A gorgeous, beautifully monotone (complimentary) cerebral cyberpunk classic that is Incredibly Trans in every single way and not even by some far reaching emphasis of subtext or something, it just is in every way.
    Engage the full potential of your body and soul.

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina


    Screened this as the closing film of Sci-fi season at the meetup I run.
    I remembered everything that happens in this, but forgot just how sinister it feels.
    Really plays like a horror film, and is still as thrilling and prickly as when it came out, but perhaps quite frustrating on reflection in the execution of its themes and thesis.

Popular reviews

  • The Crucible

    The Crucible


    The most "this was written by a man" text maybe ever.
    The film is fine but Arthur Miller's screenplay and story on the whole misses the fact that misogyny was at the heart of the witch trials in Salem and anywhere else, and instead of highlighting this The Crucible deifies a man who cheated on his wife then painted his mistress as a whore.
    And a moment before the end his wife begs for forgiveness?
    For what? Being too cold?
    Phew that's some bullshit.
    A waste of a great Winona but again that's on Miller not the film.

  • It's a Sin

    It's a Sin


    "That's what people will forget, that it was so much fun"

    I was really, really looking forward to this so believe me when I say it irks me more than it irks you to see my rating be so low.
    If this series resonated with you then great, and if it made you want to combat stigma and misinformation around HIV and AIDS then even better, but despite its real historical significance I think it falls far below the high…