At CIFF, we take a look at religious drama Maternal, episodic romantic dramedy Babyteeth, German potboiler Lara, and historical queer horror Carmilla.
Today’s CIFF dispatch includes family drama The Truth, death-row issue film Clemency, Guatemalan queer drama Tremors, and the gonzo Twentieth Century.
Flavio Alves’ story of a trans immigrant in New York City may be rough around the edges, but it serves as important advocacy.
Gay swim teams, trans immigrants, and a conflicted horror movie star highlight this year’s slate at Reeling, Chicago’s premier LGBTQ+ film festival.
Hulu’s patriarchal sci-fi dystopia can’t quite bring itself to explore what happens outside the cis experience.
The Wachowskis took their high-concept empathy to TV with a gloriously ambitious Netflix show that was gone far too soon.
Abel Ferrara eulogizes fellow scandalizer Pier Paolo Pasolini in a suitably grimy tone poem featuring Willem Dafoe.
The Matrix Revolutions, the Wachowskis’ final film in the trilogy, is just as flawed as Reloaded, but carries heaps of visual and thematic weight.
A look at how Hollywood has helped (and hurt) the acceptance of bisexuality as an identity.
The Wachowskis’ 1996 directorial debut feels like a formative text for the filmmakers, a slinky crime caper that’s also unabashedly queer.
For June, we celebrate Pride Month by diving into the filmography of cinema’s most prominent transgender filmmakers.
Céline Sciamma’s queer period romance is an intimate visual feast, filled with uncanny empathy and admirable aesthetics.
A pioneering work of Black Queer Cinema, Cheryl Dunye’s vibrant “Dunye-mentary” reckons with traditional queer narratives and the racism of Old Hollywood.
While the third season plays it a bit safer with its “heroes,” the Fab Five still deliver the same uplifting, French-tucked energy to their makeovers.
Netflix’s latest festival darling dangerously fetishizes the trans experience and reduces it to a leering obsession with genitalia.
Gregg Araki’s ten-episode sex comedy for Starz serves up a heaping helping of sex, twentysomething angst, and doomsday prophecies.
Bloody and queer in equal measure, Knife + Heart is a searingly intriguing gay porn slasher from Yann Gonzalez about horror, love and allyship.
Old flames, bad breakups, and a murder mystery fills up a serviceable Orville that deals with the limits of cultural pluralism.