Masaaki Yuasa’s latest anime feature embodies a revolutionary spirit in its tale of outcasts breaking ground in medieval Japan.
Juan Barquin is a Miami-based writer who programs the queer film series Flaming Classics and serves as co-editor of Dim the House Lights. You can follow them on Twitter and Instagram. They aspire to be Bridget Jones.
Circle Jerk Takes the Absurdity of Modern Existence to the Extreme
Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the hybrid film/theatrical production is a dense and irreverent look at the performance of queerness.
Jeen-Yuhs Knows That Kanye West Isn’t a Riddle That Can be Solved
The gargantuan three-part documentary follows the famous, controversial rapper for 20 years, capturing his brilliance and contradictions.
The Jackass Series Deserves Serious Recognition as Documentary Art
The infamously crude TV and film franchise continues a tradition of cinematic physical comedy going back to the Silent Era.
A Return to The Matrix Explores Binary Thinking
With The Matrix Resurrections, writer/director Lana Wachowski critically examines how our understanding of gender and identity has changed since the original trilogy.
It’s Pete Buttigieg’s Turn to Get a Fawning, Uncritical Documentary
Mayor Pete tries to make the case for the bland presidential candidate whom few voted for as some kind of gamechanger.
In M. Night Shyamalan’s New Thriller, a Beach Rapidly Ages Anyone Who Visits
Old literalizes the adage about how life passes you by in a flash, to horrifying effect.
The Story of La Veneno, Spain’s Badass Trans Superstar
The HBO Max series Veneno embraces all of the media personality’s colorful life, including the messier parts.
The Double-Crosses Don’t Stop Coming in the Noir Throwback No Sudden Move
Set in 1954 Detroit, Steven Soderbergh’s latest caper flick critiques capitalism and institutional racism as effortlessly as it piles on the twists.
At Third Horizon Film Festival, Caribbean Films Reflect on Layered Pasts, Presents, and Futures
Returning virtually this year, the annual Caribbean film festival offers a slate of rewarding films that revel in the intricacies of the region and its diaspora.
Ludi Captures How US Assimilationism Exhausts and Exploits
Set in Miami’s Little Haiti, Edson Jean’s feature debut follows a nurse on the verge of a breakdown.
A Trite Dramatization of the Oslo Peace Accords
An adaptation of the Tony-winning play, Oslo‘s apolitical take on the Israel-Palestine conflict is of little use to anyone.