R Qualls

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A queer as hell nb weirdo who decided it’s so perfectly cliche to get really into film in your 30s that why fight it? They/them

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  • Xanadu

    Xanadu

    ★★½

    A lot of fun for the most part. Spins out a little in the last third. Some good music, and great visuals.

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    Harlan County U.S.A.

    ★★★★★

    52 Weeks, 52 Films, 52 Years Challenge

    Week 19: Harlan County USA

    It’s so striking watching this so soon after Nomadland how much of a piece of poverty porn it really is. And it makes the choice to insert a fictional story into that movies real life elements even more ridiculous in contrast. 

    I have so many thoughts about this that I don’t think I can cover fully here, so I’m just going to hit the notes I can. This is…

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  • Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey

    ½

    It’s not a real Downton Abbey unless Mr. Bates kills someone.

  • Empire Records

    Empire Records

    ★★★★

    Another really great 90s teen movie. Very “cool” and actually surprisingly sweet. The lack of any stakes is really refreshing, and all the characters are really likable. Could’ve been a five star if the mid-credits sequence had featured the pot head and the pizza delivery guy having their first kiss.