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Tell It to the Bees is a Lesbian Story for Gay Audiences Adapted to a Heterosexual World

The key to a good adaptation is keeping the themes. A book-to-movie adaptation can change plot points, merge characters, and reinvent tone, but the core is always the theme of the original novel. Endings can change, but only as long as they are true to the characters and message that was called for. The film…

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire left one of the biggest impacts on me that a film ever has. It has so much going for it; great cinematography, meticulous direction and screenwriting, and dedicated performances. The director, Céline Sciamma, broke away from her typical coming of age narratives and graduated to a different kind of…

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We Are the Young Girls on Fire

Film is a medium of storytelling. We see ourselves through our stories, what’s onscreen is a way of watching our stories on a larger scale. However, film hasn’t always shown everyone. Gay, trans, disabled, and non-white people (the latter at least in Western film), have been historically underrepresented onscreen. When our stories are shown, they’re…

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The Best of the 2010s – Reyzando

Honorable Mentions: Columbus (2017), Frances Ha (2012), Under the Skin (2013), Inside Out (2015), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), Hugo (2011), Personal Shopper (2016), Carol (2015), Mommy (2014), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Call Me by Your Name (2017) 25. Before Midnight (2013) – Richard Linklater 24. Tyrannosaur (2011) – Paddy Considine 23.…

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