You may remember how a week or so ago we were nerding out all over the place about the beautiful reality of getting to spend 10 consecutive days at NY's Film Society watching every little thing that filth king John Waters has made to date. Well, it's all over now, and while we didn't exactly plant butts in seats for all 10 days (turns out 65th street is REALLY far from Brooklyn) we did see, and experience, some pretty choice events. Out of the entire list of ... Read More

Movie Review: Wetlands

BY Emma Tilden in Movies |

18-year old Helen Memel (Carla Juri) makes a kind of sport of taboos. She enjoys watching those around her squirm as she defies social boundaries. She takes personal hygiene as a challenge, something to be tested; among other things she cultivates the scent of her unwashed vulva (Wetlands opens with her wiping it around the grimy seat of a public toilet), and spreads the resulting effluvia like perfume over her body in order to attract her many sexual ... Read More
Wet Behind the Ears, written and directed by NYC-based filmmaker Sloan Copeland, is a story we're all too familiar with. Just-graduated millennial Samantha (played by Margaret Keane Williams, who also co-wrote and is an Executive Producer on the film) has big plans: she’s moving into an apartment in New York City with her best friend Victoria (Jessica Piervincenti) and she’s ready to launch into a successful career in advertising—as ... Read More
What better way to close out a hot, sticky summer spent roaming the feces-littered streets of NYC than with hours and hours of "filth" from the master himself, John Waters?The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be hosting a retrospective of his films that's being called, "50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?"  I for one am so happy I could shit. The retrospective runs from September 5th-14th and kicks off with an opening night showing of Female ... Read More

Movie Review: Kite

BY Emily Robinson in Movies |

Most US, live-action adaptations of mangas are known to be thrown into developmental hell and take years before they see the light of day. In a movie landscape that is mainly dominated by instant adaptations of YA novels, their sequels, and remakes, only two movies come to mind as being a directly sourced from popular mangas and/or animes: 2008’s Speed Racer and 2013’s American remake of Oldboy. Neither of the movies were box office hits. Instead of ... Read More
  There’s nothing I love more than a solid night in and a good movie. As much as I enjoy a classic, though, a lot of them come from a time when “Bechdelling it” wasn’t a thing. Movies were (and in many unfortunate cases, still are) made to make money, not to make sure women get represented fairly in the entertainment industry. Or in any industry. Or in life. But I digress.  Wouldn’t it be so good if our favorite movies ... Read More
What’s more kickass than a female superhero? A queer female superhero. The Soska Sisters (twin sisters who are known for making super rad female-focused horror films like American Mary) are set to direct the movie that will bring Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s Painkiller Jane to life.Painkiller Jane is a comic from the '90s that focuses on a bisexual cop-turned-superhero with special healing and regenerative powers. She’s a woman, ... Read More
Never would I have thought that I would laugh so much in a film that speaks so deeply on cultural implications about diaspora and religion. Self-categorized as a “dramedy”, the new film May in the Summer reveals deep connection between nationalism and love, while leaving some room for growth of both the characters in the film and the viewers.   The film follows May Brennan (Cherien Dabis), an esteemed author who has been told she “puts a ... Read More
Matthew Weiner, head writer and show runner of AMC’s Mad Men, tackles unfamiliar territory with his new film, Are You Here. This is not to be confused with Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here - though they are both indie films about white families with lots of emotions.   Apart from that, it’s hard to describe exactly what Are You Here is in terms of a single genre, which may or may not have been the intention. In simplest of words, I would call it ... Read More
Yo, I hate to say it, but summer is almost over. RIP. But hey! Fall is right around the corner, with all of the orange leaves and cozy sweaters that go along with it. Oh, and don’t forget the campfire GHOST STORIES and bad Halloween movies! (Haunted Ouija boards, anybody?)   Fortunately, Lifetime is set to prep you for all of fall’s creepy, dark nights and the nefarious things that happen after dark in the woods. They are adapting the Stephen ... Read More
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