Amy Isaac

Amy Isaac

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queer (cinema) leftist. produces video games for a living. i am made to win and now i see the way. ask me about ludocinema.

Favorite films

  • True Stories
  • Knife+Heart
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Blue

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  • F for Fake

    ★★★★★

  • Danger!! Death Ray

    ½

  • The Human Duplicators

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★½

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  • The Sweatbox

    The Sweatbox

    ★★★★½

    "The process can be agony."

    Okay, so now I know why Disney doesn't want people to see this film. Not only is it an astounding time capsule of a production pipeline that almost certainly doesn't exist anymore, it's also a timeless and honest exploration of what it means to make art collaboratively (and in a commercial setting) -- and how wonderful but simultaneously brutal that process can be.

    As this movie presents quite adeptly, the immense and profound joys and…

  • True Stories

    True Stories

    ★★★★★

    "Who could say that it isn't beautiful?"

    True Stories is an extraordinary, special, singular movie that feels almost insanely prescient/ahead of its time; it's as if the aesthetics and camp sensibilities of David Lynch and John Waters collided and came up with a piece of fundamentally kind and inventive filmmaking. I'm blown away by it and have nothing to add except: inject this delightful, sweet, fun, funny, charming, disarming, weird, perfect film into my veins.

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  • F for Fake

    F for Fake

    ★★★★★

    "Our songs will all be silenced. But what of it? Go on singing."

    Sometimes I just feel I have to stop whatever I'm doing and watch this again. It's Orson's masterpiece, one of my favorite films ever made, and always immensely comforting to me in a way I can't fully describe. Watching it feels like I'm being wrapped in the pure power and potential of cinema and of art.

  • Danger!! Death Ray

    Danger!! Death Ray

    Frank, you look like a slut.

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  • Double Holiday

    Double Holiday

    ★½

    As a jew, it is my opinion that Rebecca formed her latkes too thick! Girl of course they're burning! They're not cooking through!

    Pretty up there among Hallmark movies though. I like that the lesson the protagonists took away from it is that they should shut the fuck up more often. More Hallmark protagonists should internalize this.

  • Blue Diary

    Blue Diary

    ★★★

    "She is not interested in me."

    Pining truly is the essence of queerness