In the early ’90s, the Kids in the Hall transgressed boundaries of propriety, gender, sexuality, even species as an alternative to binary thinking.
John Akomfrah Is Optimistic About the Future
A founding member of the Black Audio Film Collective, Akomfrah has explored Black life in Britain and beyond through acute observational films.
The Experience of Deafness in a Hearing World
Alison O’Daniel’s 2023 film The Tuba Thieves weaves a series of band room robberies in LA public schools into a moving exploration of sound and hearing.
MTV’s The Exhibit Was a Ratings Flop
Compared to predecessors like Bravo’s 2012 “Gallery Girls,” the art world reality TV show tanked.
Internet Perplexed by Netflix’s Black Cleopatra
Critics say producer Jada Pinkett Smith and the streaming platform should center the stories of historical Black women instead of rewriting history.
Spinning a Web of Murakami’s Stories
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman captures Haruki Murakami’s combination of low-key magical realism, sexual neurosis, and loneliness.
Things I’ve Learned at the Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the festival explored intergenerational relationships, the preservation of Jewish traditions, and the lingering trauma of the Holocaust.
MTV’s The Exhibit Is All That’s Wrong With the Art World
The sixth episode and season finale ultimately leaned into the very issues the reality show was ostensibly trying to address.
The Anarchic Spirit of Nam June Paik
Amanda Kim’s documentary shows how Paik anticipated the dizzying ways in which electronic and digital culture would transform human discourse.
John Wick Gives a Bone-Cracking Lesson in Greco-Roman Mythology
Familiar tales of Greek and Roman mythology abound in the latest chapter of the cult series.
MTV’s The Exhibit Is Finally Spicing Up
In the penultimate episode, the show’s editors managed to ignite the spark of mindless reality TV.
New Directors/New Films Festival Takes an Experimental Turn
A host of documentaries exemplify ND/NF’s unconventional programming philosophy.