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  • Dancing on the Dark Side of the MooN

    Dancing on the Dark Side of the MooN

    Amateur hour on all fronts. Essentially a thinly veiled fetish film that takes the narrative framing of an average porno and treats it as serious melodrama. The result is a film putting on the emperors clothes of a "serious art film": black and white photography, sections divided into chapters, serious monologuing of its themes. All of which is offset by poor lighting, unconvincing green screen, bad acting, and just the most convoluted script imaginable that features an unborn man watching…

  • Escaping the Fragile Planet

    Escaping the Fragile Planet

    Smart move putting a disclaimer at the start of this stating that this was shot & filmed in 2019 before the actual pandemic began.

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  • Greetings from Africa

    Greetings from Africa

    In a better world, Cheryl Dunye would've blown up and be a household name and we would all be blessed with a plethora of smart, lesbian romcoms.

  • Cane River

    Cane River

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    I'm probably rating this too high. This features many common pitfalls of independent filmmaking; poor acting, awkward blocking, could use some tighter editing. But for me it adds to the film's overall charm. Like a handmade present, its a labor of love. The film's soundtrack can best be described as peak black dad mixtape music. So take that as my highest reccomendation.

    When Todd Haynes spoke of the New Queer Cinema movement he cynically admitted that its impact resulted in…