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  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

    I liked it more than I have ever liked it and laughed more. Still not totally gelled, but I think next time, I should watch it with an audience who already thinks it is funny. 

    I think sometimes I need to be clued in on what jokes are supposed to be funny, which I think is a neurodivergent thing. 

    Marilyn the best there ever was, though. 

    (though if I am going to watch someone do Cary Grant drag, I am still going to watch The Divorce of Lady X)

  • Days of Heaven

    Days of Heaven



    I simply would have fallen in love with my husband, Sam-Shepard-against-the-backdrop-of-America-sky-and-soil, but I’m built different.

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  • Cinderella


    big insight into me that at 6, I walked away from this with a big old crush on Victor Garber

  • Dark Waters

    Dark Waters


    Alan J. Pakula, but examining the rot left behind by Reagan. 

    At least on this viewing, I was struck by the divisions between urban, suburban and rural communities and the ways that Billot can and can’t move through them. His accent dropping in and out. The ways his house is updated and transformed throughout the film reminded me a lot of the house I grew up in, in the suburbs, where my dad worked in the city and we were…