Tag Archives: 1989

sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

“I remember reading somewhere that men learn to love the person that they’re attracted to, and that women become more and more attracted to the person that they love.” Some movies aren’t just for watching but also for inspiring. Steven Soderbergh’s … Continue reading

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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

“I knew it in my heart. You can buck the system but you can’t buck the dark forces that lie hidden beneath the surface. The ones some people call superstitions.” I drove up to Louisville back in November to see The … Continue reading

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Tongues Untied (1989)

“In this great, gay Mecca, I was an invisible man. I had no shadow, no substance, no place, no history, no reflection. I was an alien unseen and seen unwanted.” There’s a power surging through Tongues Untied. It demands the attention of … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams (1989)

“We just don’t recognize life’s most significant moments while they’re happening. Back then I thought, ‘Well, there’ll be other days.’ I didn’t realize that that was the only day.” Movies like Field of Dreams are manipulative. But to butcher Steve Erickson’s Zeroville, all movies … Continue reading

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Batman (1989)

“Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a *bat* gets all of my press? This town needs an enema!” Maybe I decided to write about Batman so I could soapbox about … Continue reading

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Do the Right Thing (1989)

“Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It’s a tale of good and evil.“ I think it’s hard to make a good movie about social issues. Most of the time, these kinds of films resort to wallowing … Continue reading

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