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    1. What are some good movies that aren't written from a dominant perspective? (i.e. white/cis/het/male/non-disabled)

      i tried watching twin peaks, and the experience wasn't enjoyable. i didn't like its use of violence against women as a plot device, i didn't like the hypersexualization of women, i didn't like how...

      i tried watching twin peaks, and the experience wasn't enjoyable. i didn't like its use of violence against women as a plot device, i didn't like the hypersexualization of women, i didn't like how the characters with plot agency were primarily men.

      so, i try googling for better things to watch, using some combination of "feminist" and "movie/tv recommendations." but, in doing that, i'm bludgeoned over the head with clickbait listicles using "feminist" as a marketing buzzword. "Top 10 Movies With Empowering Female Leads" ... but, that's not what i want! i don't want Feminist (TM), i want "enjoyable movies that pass critical feminist analysis," i.e. "typical" films, but written from perspectives different than the norm.

      i loved tomboy, which was written/directed by celine sciamma. she also did portrait of a lady on fire, which is next in my queue because my queer circles have been raving about it. what else should i check out?

      21 votes
    2. The greatest movie never made: Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune

      Arguably the most important film never made, Jodorowsky's Dune has influenced an entire generation of movie makers despite being never shot. Jodorowksy has HR Giger, Chris Foss and Mobius on...

      Arguably the most important film never made, Jodorowsky's Dune has influenced an entire generation of movie makers despite being never shot. Jodorowksy has HR Giger, Chris Foss and Mobius on design, Pink Floyd on music, Mick Jagger, David Carradine, Udo Kier, and Orson Welles in the cast and even secured Salvador Dali to play the Emperor (Dali refused to read the script and wanted $100k/hour to appear). Jodorowsky wanted to make the film 10-12 hours long, and that's what he pitched. A multi-million sci-fi epic like nothing which had ever been made before. So obviously, nobody funded it.

      However, he did make his handbook, The Dune Bible, (link goes to the most complete archive I've seen of scans/captures from the book) of which two known copies still exist. A lot of the design work made it into Lynch's film. Other directors have seen the book too, including, I'm sure, Denis Villeneueve who will hopefully be taking some pointers while making his film.

      9 votes
    3. Crime/mystery/thriller movies

      I watched Knives Out last night with my mother and we loved it. We used to love watching Hitchcock films, I’m in the mood for something more recent with a similar vibe. Like a modern Agatha...

      I watched Knives Out last night with my mother and we loved it. We used to love watching Hitchcock films, I’m in the mood for something more recent with a similar vibe. Like a modern Agatha Christie murder mystery. Any suggestions?

      7 votes
    4. Best Romantic Movies?

      My Anniversary is coming up and I'd like to do a movie night for my wife. She likes romantic films but I don't so we don't often watch them together. I'd like to come up with 3 or 4 of the best...

      My Anniversary is coming up and I'd like to do a movie night for my wife. She likes romantic films but I don't so we don't often watch them together.

      I'd like to come up with 3 or 4 of the best romantic movies ever to watch together as a gift to her. Since I don't ever watch these kinds of movies I don't know what's objectively good.

      Thanks!

      Thanks to everyone who responded! There are so many great options that I'm going to make a list of all of them to draw from on other special occasions too!

      26 votes