friedgreengibbs

friedgreengibbs

Film archivist by day, film lover 24/7

A psychic told my aunt that I was probably Eve Arden in a past life and I’m rolling with it

Favorite films

  • Little Women
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Waitress
  • Wild Nights with Emily

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  • Mickey's Trailer

    ★★★★★

  • Blue Hawaii

  • The Prizefighter and the Lady

  • Eat a Bowl of Tea

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  • Mickey's Trailer

    Mickey's Trailer

    My family spent several days cleaning out my 99-year-old grandmother’s home, now that she is in assisted living. She’s been in that house about 70 years - it’s the only house I’ve known my entire life. We were all physically and emotionally exhausted at the end of every night. One such night my brother and I thought it might be fun to watch one of the vhs tapes my grandma had kept for the amusement of us and our cousins…

  • Blue Hawaii

    Blue Hawaii

    Given the soundtrack’s reputation, I had expected to like more of the bops. Maybe this really is a “you had to be there” Tiki Culture kind of thing. I was pleasantly surprised that “Can’t Help Falling in Love” was a ballad sung to a grandmother. Was unpleasantly surprised by teenagers falling all over Elvis “I don’t rob cradles” Presley I mean Chad - and one faces rejection she tries to kill herself, tearfully tells Elvis that nobody likes her, and…

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  • Women I Love

    Women I Love

    ★★★★½

    There’s this moment in the film when a woman smiles up at her lover while resting between her legs and that smile made a brief distinction for me between what is pornographic and what just Is. Lesbian filmmakers like Hammer help reclaim imagery of our love from breathy girly gasps and clean-shavenness and giggling and shows us instead for the beauty that we have just by virtue of existing as we are.

  • Wild Nights with Emily

    Wild Nights with Emily

    ★★★★★

    Smh @ all y’all looking down through your monocles at the low budget this movie had to work with. As if lesbian films - especially independent ones, especially ones actually made by lesbians! - are so easy to get funding for. For every CAROL that comes along, there’s several continuing a (proud? Unfortunate) tradition of lesbian films that had to be made on the cheap because people with money/power figured the only profitable category lesbianism belonged in was porn. This…