Loud but Not So Proud

With our identities out and “proud”, LGBTQ+ people instead had our qualities and our stories tainted by their own subtext that still made effort to put us in our place.

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REVIEW: Jim Cummings is Back With a Bite in ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ (2020)

The tightly-wound, violent energy and the spiralling personal drama coexist in ways I’ve not experienced outside of Cummings’ oeuvre.

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Kim Do-young’s ‘Kim Ji-young: Born 1982’ Wilfully Misses the Point

During my period of self-isolation, the film adaptation of this novel was available only in Asia and practically impossible to find online. However, when I finally found a copy of Kim Do-young’s adaptation, I immediately started playing it. I was in for two hours of anger and disappointment.

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Week Three

To celebrate Halloween, I’m participating in the 31 Days of Horror challenge. The third week of the challenge coincided with my birthday, so I picked a batch of films that I’ve always wanted to watch, along with an old favorite to watch on my actual birthday.

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Why You Can’t Separate Camp and Horror

The art of camp is both nuanced and outrageously blatant in the best way. It’s like being slapped in the face by a penguin wearing a bedazzled denim jacket – you’re not too sure what’s happening, or why it’s happening, but you damn well notice it…

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SNL at (and on) 45: The Heat Death of Satire

If you measure the success of a satire in the direct annoyance of its target, then SNL may be top of the pile, (but) satire is not for the leaders; it is for the people.

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The Squandered Potential of Edgar Wright’s ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’ Adaptation

It’s hard not to find the film lacking in the story department, particularly when it’s compared to the series of comics that serve as its source material.

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F**k Men! Women Who Want More

When love isn’t enough. Looking at women in film who say F**k Men! and choose independence over the safe arms of their leading men.

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The Queer Sexual Tension in Detective Stories

Obsession, devotion, pursuit – all can be acts synonymous to falling in love. However, they are also the key elements for a detective cat-and-mouse story. The relationship between a detective and the criminal they hunt is one that – in many great crime stories – becomes intimately close. They chase each other, play with each…

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10 Years On, ‘Never Let Me Go’ (2010) Isn’t As Bleak As You Remember

Never Let Me Go is more interested in the characters than the science-fiction elements: telling a story of love and making the most of what time we have.

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