Leonora Anne Mint

Leonora Anne Mint


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…

Recent reviews

  • Beginners



    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


    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…