films seen
average score
Alive and kicking


How to Talk to Girls at Parties

2017 / 102m - USA
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi
How to Talk to Girls at Parties poster

Adaptation of a Neil Gaiman short story. It explains why there are so many familiar faces in such a weird and genre-defying film. The punk background is a bit dated maybe, but Mitchell's direction is great and there's so much craziness flying around it's near impossible to get bored.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

2001 / 95m - USA
Drama, Music
Hedwig and the Angry Inch poster

A pretty decent musical. It's easy to see how it got its cult status, especially considering how the core themes of the film have evolved since its release, and now resonate stronger than ever. The blending of genders, glam rock music, and visual tomfoolery only add to the film's appeal.

Read all

Hedwig was born Hansel in East Berlin. He fell in love with an American soldier but was only able to leave the country after he changed genders. Once in the US, things don't go quite as planned and Hedwig starts touring the country with her rock band. Then she meets Tommy, a young pop star.

Mitchell's performance is captivating, the direction is interesting and the film is vibrant from start to finish. I didn't care much for the music, but it was still a lot better than I'd expected from a rock musical. People who love queer themes, a bit of experimentation, and/or musicals should give this one a go.