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  • The Trip

    ★★½

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  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

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  • The Trip

    The Trip

    ★★½

    "I don't believe in police."

    Corman should have stuck with spookies and Poe adaptations, but, to his credit, he did his best with a script written by Jack Nicholson about a guy (Peter Fonda) tripping balls while another guy (Dennis Hopper) was either shirtless and seeking a third or dressed as a bishop. There was some fun editing and trippy visuals a-la Brakhage and John Whitney, so I'll give this movie some credit for that…although I wanted to fast forward through most of it all, LOL.

    All-in-all? It was certainly a…trip.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

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

    Ah, YES! The panic derived from “is he just being nice and learning how to be a better person or does he want to tear that twink apart?” scenes is such a special kind of overwhelming. Plus, the scoring in this movie? Wowzers—it’s the cherry on top of Power of the Dog’s queer anxiety sundae (apart from Benedict’s full-frontal scene). 

    Male trauma combined with ego is such a deadly cocktail—and you’ve gotta love seeing that explored so explicitly in the…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    For a long time, I could not wait for this movie to be released (largely because of my boy Sufjan Stevens). However, after someone explained to me the problematic nature of the age gap present between the film's two main characters, I refused to watch it. Older men pursuing younger men are all too common within the LGBTQ+ community, so I couldn't justify supporting a film that seemingly portrayed such an unconventional relationship in a positive, romanticized light. How could…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    I just about nearly shat myself when I went onto Disney+ and it told me that The Last Jedi wouldn’t be available until December 26th. Then—whoopsies—I remembered that Netflix still existed.

    Anyway.

    Wow. I hadn’t watched the seventh Star Wars since July of 2018; well over a year ago. Two evenings earlier, I watched The Force Awakens, which I hadn’t seen since December 14th, 2017—the day I also watched The Last Jedi for the first time.

    My sixth viewing of…