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Monthly Archives: June, 2015

somewhere over the rainbow

Here’s the thing.  I like to think I’m a straight ally, whatever that means.  I am very happy that SCOTUS decided to get itself on the right side of history, … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Movie Challenge: Paris is Burning

26/52: An LGBT movie  The times are, thankfully, a-changing.  When Jennie Livingston’s Paris is Burning was released in 1991, after she’d spent seven years making it, the world was a very … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

I’ll show you mine: Hannibal, “Aperitivo”

While Hannibal is, ultimately, about Dr. Lecter and Will Graham, the fourth episode of this season focuses on the not-so-good doctor’s other victims: Mason Verger (Joe Anderson), Dr. Frederick Chilton (Raúl Esparza), … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Movie Challenge: Rashomon

25/52: A film by an Asian director Akira Kurosawa’s idea for Rashomon was a simple one: what is truth?  If you ask two different people about a car crash they witnessed, you’ll … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

what a world (midweek roundup)

1. The tagline on the posters for the new season of True Detective was “We get the world we deserve.” Well, maybe.  I watched on Sunday, by the way.  I’m not going … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

an open letter to NBC

Dear NBC, You fucked up.  Don’t worry: someone else (Netflix?  Showtime?  Cinemax?  Fuck HBO, tbh, but maybe they could) will pick up Hannibal, and the show will continue to soar to … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

2015 Movie Challenge: L’Atalante

24/52: A movie with a wedding in it  L’Atalante begins where most romances end: the wedding.  The beautiful young couple walks, arm-in-arm, through the streets of her village, and the looks … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment