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  • First Cow
  • Only Yesterday
  • Memories of Murder
  • Muriel's Wedding

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  • Hard

    ★★★★

  • The Best Moment

    ★★★

  • Seeking: Jack Tripper

    ★★★½

  • More Than God

    ★★★½

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  • Free Fall

    Free Fall

    ★★

    I've seen a few movies about gay cops now and they all rightly highlight and condemn the homophobia and toxic masculinity rife within all layers of the institution but they rarely condemn the very existence of the institution itself. As though, if we simply eliminated homophobia in this space then we can feel good about the police as a righteous and necessary institution 'again'. It's equivalent to the co-option by liberal gays fighting for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't…

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    Let’s count the ways the discourse surrounding Nomadland is repugnant and reflects broader issues that ignore and make light of labour exploitation, poverty and class oppression.

    1. In the film, Amazon is depicted as a happy-go-lucky workplace where people have lovely, care-free lunch breaks. Fern is all smiles on the warehouse floor and apparently “the pay is great”. You could easily mistake it for a marketing tool it’s so transparent and gross.

    2. Amazon is a trillion-dollar corporation that made…

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  • Hard

    Hard

    ★★★★

    Lovely, raw (lol) and honest. Gorgeous actors, gorgeous chemistry, gorgeous characters. There was an endearing authenticity and earnestness throughout, exploring an embarrassing (but emphatically normal) topic with humour and pathos. The final beat was tone perfect.

  • Top & Bottom

    Top & Bottom

    ★★★★

    This short really pops. The editing is excellent, and the chemistry between the two leads easy and comfortable. Which makes the tense turn evermore palpable.

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  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

    Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

    ★★★

    I demand Paris Geller: A Century in the Life

  • Your Name Engraved Herein

    Your Name Engraved Herein

    ★★

    This was so desperate to be an epic love story, replete with the corniest piano solos and jarring use of free form jazz. It's extraordinarily soapy, sans any self-awareness. The flashback structure is odd.. it amounts to nothing? It's bizarrely abandoned when the film's timeline reaches this dramatic point. But so many scenes felt like that - they barely establish context and a distinct lack of buildup to its most dramatic beats. Halfway through the two characters seemingly switch roles…