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trigger

I like movies that aren't afraid to talk. Sometimes it's messy, sometimes it's long-winded, but Trigger had something real to say, about love, friendship, loyalty, illness, and women in the music industry.

high art

Lisa Cholodenko, in an ambitious feature film debut, has written a screenplay that doesn't just show her characters and their lives, it also examines them, meticulously, pointing out every flaw, every weakness, every strength, every misstep. Our voyeuristic tendencies are fed generously as we're shown a slice of life that is both fascinating and horrible to watch.

carol

Shot gloriously, costumed perfectly, filmed through half-opened doors and in mirrors, down from windows and up from the ground, swirling sometimes like a kite through the air until we land harshly on the cold ground, Haynes has produced a masterpiece world for his masterful actresses to play in. This is a sleek, bold, mesmerising look at the nature of love.

go fish

Every lesbian interested in the history of our movement and our cinema should see this film. I know that some of it leaves me shaking my head today, but there's so much that still speaks to our shared experience, and it's so rare to see a film that reminds us how far we have really come.

appropriate behaviour

Shirin is a self-involved narcissist going through one heck of a break up and emotional meltdown. This is an always passionate, sometimes disjointed, darkly funny, unique ride through the life of somebody we initially don't care about very much, but as Shirin conquers her own identity crisis, we come to understand her, and start to become engaged with her despite ourselves.