Udo Kier gets a lovely late-career showcase, and Leah Purcell directs a brustling but unfocused feminist Western.
Two old flames reuniting, a harried nursing home worker, and Dante Basco’s family affair mark SXSW’s Narrative Spotlight.
SXSW 2021’s Narrative Feature Competition includes autobiographical queer comedies, COVID-set romantic dramedies, and more.
Co-created by a father and daughter duo, the new series on HBO Max starts on shaky ground, but shows promise.
The avant-garde musician talks about his first foray into the world of feature film scoring, and the experimental, yearning score that followed.
Martine Chevallier and Barbara Sukowa shine in Filippo Meneghetti’s achingly tragic debut.
The composer duo talks about their years-long collaboration and the sparse, airy score to Francis Lee’s queer romance.
Clea DuVall’s queer holiday rom-com makes the yuletide gay, but can’t escape the blind spots of its wealthy, white characters.
Netflix’s Spanish-language miniseries traffics in gorgeous costumes and delectable intrigue, but does so at the expense of its queer characters.
Ebs Burnough’s composite portrait of Truman Capote reveals all the melodrama and queasy class navigation that seeped into every pore of his queer being.
Jen Rainin’s documentary about famed lesbian magazine Curve is a welcome snapshot of queer lit history, in all the publication’s ups and downs.
Jonathon Wysocki’s debut is a charming portrait of the sound and fury of queer middle-class teendom.
Lazlo & Dylan Tonk’s documentary about Lady Galore is a technically proficient look at the title drag queen that comes up short.
Arash Es’haghi celebrates an unnamed farmer dancing his way to self-love in Iran.
Elegance Bratton’s documentary is a kaleidoscopic view of the unhoused queer youth of Chelsea Pier.
Stormmiguel Florez searches for queer folk in 1980s Albuquerque, and highlights the invisibility of queer Latinx culture.
This queer drama is rife with potential and strong performances, but squashes its promise with too-neat storytelling.
Starring the 2018 Broadway revival cast, director Joe Mantello gives the 1968 gay classic new life.