lukewarmtakes

lukewarmtakes

Only here because I need external validation from people liking my reviews.

Favorite films

  • Dogs Don't Wear Pants
  • Titane
  • Hellraiser
  • Crash

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  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★★½

  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★

  • No Time to Die

    ★★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★

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  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom doesn't just say gay rights, he declares war on heteronormativity, going out of his way to disrupt every straight pairing that crosses his path. The villain's central motivation is literally to get married in a church and Venom is not having it.
    What an icon!

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    The politics of this movie are genuinely deranged.
    Somehow manages to mix both "Amy Dunne-#killallmen feminism" flavour and "men's rights-false rape accusation-#bitchesbecrazy" flavour in its cinematic ice cream cone. I guess what unites both is a, shall we say, paternalistic view of sex work, which the movie reproduces quite uncritically (but it's also on the side of sex workers too! It's woke about these things guys!). It all comes out in a vaguely coherent sex negative melange, which honestly should…

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  • WALL·E

    WALL·E

    Truly the apotheosis of hateful ideology, "Wall-E" is nothing more than a regressive paean to the horrors of capitalistic physicality.
    "Wall-E" envisions a society that is free from work, hierarchy and stress of any kind and, rather than recognising this as the post-scarcity paradise that this really is, proceeds to paint it as corrupt and decadent. Instead, "Wall-E" valourises the crude and rapacious acquisition of late (and early) stage capitalism, presenting a disingenuous argument for the "satisfaction" that "hard work"…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★★

    It might be my one track mind, but the repeated trans experiences featured in Titane can hardly be coincidence. The film features cranial surgery requiring titanium plates in skulls, binding in order to pass and taking shots in order to masculinise.
    With this in mind, the narrative of the film takes on a familiar arc. A largely unlivable life, characterised by violence performed on bodies, is replaced with a firmer, more coherent life, as long as a bodily "truth" is…