Vaguebande is a column by Vague Visages founder/editor Q.V. Hough.
Lust, Caution is a monthly series of essays by Willow Maclay that examine films within the label of “queer cinema.”
“The characters play games, they play with toys — these tangents feel directionless but thematically resonate as a wandering need to reaffirm identity.”
“A film full of warmth and dread in equal measure, Mustang serves as a reminder of the power of siblinghood in the face of adversity.”
“More than a simple condemnation of war, of which there are plenty, A War seeks to deliver a thorough examination of human behavior.”
“Energized by two charismatic leads, It’s Us beautifully explores the process of early 30s decision-making and how one deals with the consequences of questionable actions.”
“It was my first time reading Chandler, and yet it didn’t feel like it: I’d devoured so many of his influences that the writing seemed familiar, even if there was nothing quite like getting it from the original source.”