Leonora Anne Mint

Leonora Anne Mint

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pacific northwest queer lady obsessed with movies.
traded my rose-colored shades for a wide lens.
black lives matter.

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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A lot of 2020 new releases are taking on odd new flavors, distinct from how it might have felt to watch them otherwise, just due to current circumstances. I feel like this might happen every year, it's just usually not so extreme? In the same way the Netflix Eurovision film plays differently in a year without actual Eurovision, this movie...probably feels different just because a lot of us are stuck in limited versions of our lives, and a lot of…

  • Gardenia's Natural Life

    Gardenia's Natural Life

    I made another short film! You can watch it here.

    This one is a light comedy, made with my family during quarantine. My mom & siblings are the stars! This was still an almost no-budget film, but thanks to some help from my dad, we had the use of better equipment this time, and spent more time overall making the film. It took a while to make, and of course given the state of the world right now we faced some…

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  • Beginners

    Beginners

    ★★★★½

    When things first shut down almost a year ago, I rewatched 20th Century Women and felt like it was one of the very best and most reassuring quarantine films. Now here I am rewatching Beginners and it is just making me miss the world so much.

    I'm lucky in that I don't have to grieve anyone right now. I see my parents and siblings and grandma every day, I have close friends I'm in regular contact with, I have hobbies…

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    ★★★★

    Watched the Extended Cut on DVD-- it's a shame Disney has essentially buried this version, just because the ADR for David Tomlinson in the added scenes is janky sometimes. In either format this is a long movie with superfluous sequences, so I absolutely prefer the longer version that leans into the silliness and isn't as concerned with mainstream approval.

    This is definitely one where the Nostalgia Goggles are firmly affixed-- this one one of my most reliable favorites as a…

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  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows

    ★★★★

    "Yeah, some of our clothes are from victims. You might bite someone and then, you think, 'Oooh, those are some nice pants!'"

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    ★★★★½

    For anyone who's new here or missed a significant prior review: my dad is a pastor and I grew up as a closeted trans girl lesbian in a hardcore Evangelical Christian environment. I never knew anyone who went to a conversion camp but that's probably just because I stayed in the closet until I was an adult and went to a small church. We knew they existed-- they were a topic of conversation, and everyone I knew would have considered…