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Ciara Pitts

‘What Keeps You Alive’: A Gorgeous, Blood-Pumping Rumination on Betrayal

“Minihan’s tale is a moody, memorable work of art that dares its audience to meditate on the layers and anxieties of love and deceit.”

VV Shudder Selects: Ciara Pitts on Harry Kümel’s ‘Daughters of Darkness’

“‘Daughters of Darkness’ invites the audience into a cold, dreamlike experience that explores the versatility of desire.”

Vague Visages Is FilmStruck: Ciara Pitts on John Sayles’ ‘Lianna’

“Sayles’ wonderful gem might not receive the attention it deserves — even in the realm of LGBTQ cinema — but it contains a message that undoubtedly resonates today: no one needs to apologize for who they love.”

Vague Visages Is FilmStruck: Ciara Pitts on Donna Deitch’s ‘Desert Hearts’

“Deitch’s trailblazing film demonstrates that representation will always be essential.”

Vague Visages Is FilmStruck: Ciara Pitts on Abdellatif Kechiche’s ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’

“‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ might be most well-known for its lengthy sex scenes, but the gripping romance, elaborate imagery and realistic demonstration of the human experience are what truly keeps the film’s legacy alive.”

Disobedience Movie Essay - 2017 Sebastián Lelio Film

The Journey of Evolution and Liberation in ‘Disobedience’

“Through its moving journey of evolution, truth and desire, ‘Disobedience’ displays that liberation makes life richer, and that it’s necessary to feel truly alive.”

Escapism in Dark Places: How ‘Allure’ Accurately Captures Despair

“Carlos and Jason Sanchez’s ‘Allure’ might be one of the most beautifully distressing movies of the past year.”