R Qualls

R Qualls


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



    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


    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.