Above is Nan Goldin’s photo that’s become the poster for this 60th NYFF. Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words. It celebrates movies as they once were in the 1960s (and long before), when Irving Shulman’s 1947 The Amboy Dukes was the coming-of-age novel for NYC bonehead teens and wayward young adults. Youths… Read more »
Trying to get a movie financed in 2022? Good luck unless you can produce the next blockbuster fantasy flick or adventure saga. Bonus points if the protagonist comes from a famous franchise or you can remake a classic, then the chances of getting money increase. In our current film landscape, superhero blockbusters get pumped out… Read more »
The gay rom-com “Bros” came out Sept. 30, 2022 as the first-ever major studio film starring and written by an openly gay man, Billy Eichner. It is also the first film of its kind to have a full LGBTQ+ principal cast. While films like this getting picked up by major studios is proof of progress,… Read more »
Every year when LGBTQ+ Pride Month rolls around, we revisit some of our queer classics: “Pricilla, Queen of the Desert,” “The Birdcage,” “To Wong Foo.” These movies revolutionized queer representation in film and shaped audiences’ understanding of the queer experience. However, though these films jumpstarted a new age of gay cinema, they also depict a… Read more »
It seems that in recent years, movies have been coming out that have essentially already been made. The themes and genres throughout the film industry have become tiresome due to the repetitive nature of film production. Everyone seems to want to make the next Marvel movie, or the next Godfather, but Aidan Champeau just wants… Read more »
At a first glance, the “Clean” trailer was everything you could want from an independent action film. Adrien Brody stars as a hitman-turned-garbageman who goes from stacking trash to stacking bodies after a run-in with the mafia puts a target on his back and innocent people in danger. Brody, who co-wrote the film, said in… Read more »
Award-winning director, editor and writer Alyssa G. Mullings is bridging the gap between film and mental health. At just 22-years-old Mullings has already made a film that captures the vast effects eating disorders can have on the mind and body. Unlike other films about anorexia, Mullings’ “I Love Ana” gives the point of view of… Read more »
Gun violence has been a prevalent issue in the United States for many years, with 34 school shooting incidents occurring in 2021, according to Education Week. However, despite this continuous issue, there has not been much change when it comes to gun violence prevention protocols in schools. “Bulletproof,” directed by Todd Chandler, is an informative… Read more »
Where does David Robert Mitchell’s 2019 film fit in the age of Marvel’s expanding multiverse?
At the 1992 Sundance Film Festival, the Barbed-Wire Kisses panel kickstarted a film movement that revolutionized LGBTQ+ media forever.