Gay swim teams, trans immigrants, and a conflicted horror movie star highlight this year’s slate at Reeling, Chicago’s premier LGBTQ+ film festival.
Danish director Daniel Joseph Borgman’s coming of age drama is an uncomfortable story of abuse, mental illness, and escape.
The writer/directors of Fantasia fave Freaks, talk about the lo-fi origins of their unconventional superhero story.
Zach Gayne’s psychological thriller/comedy about female friendship starts out strong, but quickly loses its way.
Ryland Tews’ affectionate homage to 50’s B-horror will win your heart as it drags you to your watery doom.
Chelsea Stardust directs Grady Hendrix’s gruesomely funny take on devil-worshiping suburbanites.
Dwein Ruedas Baltazar’s third feature is a morbidly beautiful tale filled with unexpectedly rich textures.
Jordan Graham’s minimalist supernatural horror will get under your skin in ways you won’t see coming.
Makoto Nagahisa’s wild video game flavored comedy about a group of jaded orphans is like nothing you’ve ever seen.
We talk to the director of the latest chiller from Fantasia about the hells of suburbia and working on his second film.
John Hughes meets David Lynch in an uneven black comedy/thriller/musical about yet another small town full of dark secrets.
The director of House of Flying Daggers and Hero drains the color from a Shakespearean take of double identities to crisply symbolic effect.
Zhou Shengwei turns shoes into symbols for the systemic oppression of women in capitalist systems in this dizzying, expressionistic experiment.
Keiichi Hara’s candy-colored fairy tale is certainly a feast for the eyes, even if its story is skin deep.
The horror comedy tackles sexual repression amidst plenty of penis gore.
The latest in the horror-comedy franchise is a cynical, half-hearted dud.
Elijah Wood has a rough few days in Ant Timpson’s directorial feature debut.
Abe Forsythe’s Aussie horror comedy strands a school field trip in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, to delightful results.