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“First everybody chews spaghetti really loud.”
18 documentaries about crime and the criminal justice system you can find on Netflix streaming or Amazon and watch while you sit on your couch or chair or bed or wherever it is that you like to sit.
Getting snowed in this weekend? Dive into these lesbian books with film adaptations; you’ve got the perfect thing to watch once you’re done.
“If Carol really wanted an Oscar for Best Picture, Haynes should have had Harge and Carol reunite as he sewed a severed arm back onto her body and chased away the bear that mauled her, waving his torch and singing the song of heroic, indispensable men and dudes and fellas and lads and boys and brotherhoods, all along the way.”
“Also known as ‘spiraling,’ this is the emotional comedown. Like drugs, your serotonin levels have been depleted and possibly you’re dehydrated. You’ve witnessed for maybe the first time in your life a realistic portrayal of all of those times your heart has screamed until it got short of breath and girl you are reeeeeeeling.”
“Is it the vexed flounder at 17:44? The rowdy clownfish at 38:08? The starfish in the bottom right corner that remains untouched from 16:00 to 30:00? “
Suicide Kale is a feature film about two queer couples whose relationships are changed forever when a suicide note is discovered during their lunch date.
“Janeane Garafalo stars as Helen, who considers herself a witch first and lesbian second.”
What does Monster have to do with The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen? You’re about to find out.
Who better to decide the best movies featuring trans women than the trans women who watch them?
“I think we can all agree that vampires are sexier than human boyfriends with control issues, who can’t even fly, or turn into a bat or anything.”
Three films with lesbian/bisexual actors and/or characters were announced within the last 24 hours: Hannah Hart’s “Dirty Thirty,” Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny’s Lizzie Borden movie and Michelle Rodriguez in one of the worst ideas for a movie, ever.
Remember children, these movies are imaginary, but the horror is real.
Perhaps the best praise I can give Carol is that ten minutes into it, I forgot it was my job to be a critic. Twenty minutes in, I forgot I was watching a movie at all.
“When did I become so silly! Look at me, riding horses and driving backwards on the highway! Who knew girls were so much like drugs or like aerial gymnastics?”
Wife/wife documentary duo Michelle Boyaner and Barbara Green have been working together for decades — their latest project, It’s Not A Burden, gets real about the heartbreak and humor of caring for elderly parents.
We watched seven films screening at NewFest this weekend to see which ones — if any — had a happy ending.
“Nothing provides plausible deniability like the supernatural, and so classic Hollywood horror films were practically primed for representations of homoeroticism and heterosexual anxieties about queer life, which was already horrifying to the mainstream.”
“Freeheld” is a beautiful movie that puts lesbians front and center. Bring Kleenex.