Reviews

Woman on car.

New York Film Festival Sept. 20-Oct. 8, 2021

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Senior Critic Kurt Brokaw picks his top movies and shorts from the 59th New York Film Festival, including Julia Ducournau’s Titane, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car and Rebecca Hall’s Passing as well as two shorts.

All You Need is Love…

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Courtney Gardner follows Fiona Dawson’s work on her new episodic series, Now With Fiona, an talks with Dawson about the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and the fight for transgender minors in Arkansas.

Bill Tipton and his parents.

An Extraordinary Trancestor

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Courtney Gardner reviews the new documentary on Billy Tipton by Chase Joynt and Aisling Chin-Yee. They review the film with an eye towards how Tipton’s evolution into a trans masculine role model has changed his position in popular culture.

Three men leaning on a police car

Dale Bell’s “Woodstock”

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Dale Bell’s Woodstock (Rare Bird Books, 2019) is a day-by-day, event-by-event diary by Bell, the associate producer, and 22 other professional volunteers who put together the Oscar-winning Best Documentary of 1970. As Martin Scorsese writes in a brief forward, “the second half of the 1960s is the only time I’ve ever heard people talk about… Read more »