Two stellar docs — one about the dangers of place, the other the flexibility of identity — screen at AFI Fest.
Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s life and music come to light in this illuminating doc about the cult avant-garde musician.
The queer-centered YouTube series gets compiled into a winsome feature that works best as a Queer Culture primer.
Sam Feder’s documentary provides an empathetic if slightly uneven look at the trans community, voicing its beauty and understanding its anger.
Karen Bernstein’s doc about the gender-fluid journey of Brian Belovitch is a deep well of empathy.
Seahorse, The First Rainbow Coalition, and debut feature The Vast of Night highlight our last day of CIFF capsule reviews.
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.
Netflix brings back the classic Nick cartoon twenty years later for a one-off special filled with heart and surprisingly complicated musings on the passage of time.
Michael Barnett’s doc is an inspiring, eye-opening look at the complicated, often painful world of transgender high school athletes.
The Wachowskis took their high-concept empathy to TV with a gloriously ambitious Netflix show that was gone far too soon.
The Matrix Revolutions, the Wachowskis’ final film in the trilogy, is just as flawed as Reloaded, but carries heaps of visual and thematic weight.
HBO’s latest series puts its characters through exaggerated adolescent antics, with little substance to show for it.
For June, we celebrate Pride Month by diving into the filmography of cinema’s most prominent transgender filmmakers.
Netflix’s latest festival darling dangerously fetishizes the trans experience and reduces it to a leering obsession with genitalia.
The 36th annual LGBTQ+ film fest starts up this week in Chicago, and we talk about some of […]