Frances Hadley

Frances Hadley

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They/Them • Trans • Pretentious music student

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Meshes of the Afternoon

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  • Cuadecuc, Vampir

  • About Endlessness

    ★★★★

  • A Swedish Love Story

    ★★★

  • Old Joy

    ★★★★

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    I’m not sure what I find more offensive, the thoroughly exploitative portrayal of Mercury’s sexuality and his having AIDS or the utterly generic execution of the plot.

    There’s so much to unpack here, from the way it just straight up erases Mercury’s bisexuality (I know he never put such a label on it, but he did have relationships with both men and women) to the way it portrays homosexuality as something sleazy (by extension implying that it was Mercury’s fault…

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Enjoyed this one a lot, though it wasn’t really on my radar before. It never holds your hand and that’s greatly to its advantage. This is most evident in the editing, which was very effective in how it punctuated the story with flashbacks that often provided the revelations that moved the story and Smiley’s investigation forward, whilst also framing the main players in such a way as to make us consistently reevaluate our suspicions.

    The cast is also a veritable…