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  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    My Beautiful Laundrette

    ★★★

    From its description,I’d imagined this as a gritty kitchen sink social realist drama. To my surprise, it’s actually very stylized and kitschy, with almost a fairy tale sensibility—yet still addressing Thatcherite misery. It’s beautiful to look at, but the story is a little undercooked. A weird one!

  • Her Smell

    Her Smell

    ★★★½

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

    Mixed feelings about this one. I admired the episodic structure, the commitment to and orchestration of long scenes, and especially the wild demon energy that it channels at certain points (as when Becky strums the guitar and sings gibberish). Other dimensions did not work for me. It's very overwritten--the dialogue does not sound anything like natural human speech, and might have worked in a Classical Hollywood Joan Crawford-style flick, but it feels really out of tune with film's the spontaneous,…

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  • The Intruder

    The Intruder

    ★★★★★

    I can’t say this was actually GOOD, but I saw it in on opening night in a super raucous theater and had a lot of fun. So I’m giving it five stars because fuck it

  • Querelle

    Querelle

    ★★★★

    A beautiful film about assfucking