Sundance 2022: Framing Agnes

★★★ Framing Agnes is all about the reclamation of a divisive figure in transgender history: Agnes, who took part in Harold Garfinkel’s UCLA gender studies program in the 1960s. In a rather unconventional style, this film (which only clocks in at just over an hour) intersperses vintage reenactments of never-before-seen Garfinkel transcripts amongst present-day interviews … Continue reading Sundance 2022: Framing Agnes

Film Review: The Matrix Resurrections

★★★★ The defining action film of the 90s, The Matrix, popularized slow-motion violence and cerebral sci-fi that dozens of movies afterward tried to replicate with little success. This iconic movie remains my favorite film from the Wachowskis, who have carved their own niche in out-of-the-box genre filmmaking. Now, more than twenty years after the original … Continue reading Film Review: The Matrix Resurrections

Film Review: Single All the Way

★★★ Single All the Way is living proof that gays deserve cheesy holiday fluff just like the straights! In a story that feels like it could be a gender-flipped vehicle for Julia Roberts circa the 90s, two longtime queer BFFs discover there may indeed be something more to their extensive relationship history. Fan-favorite character actor … Continue reading Film Review: Single All the Way

Film Review: The Estate

★★★★ If Ryan Murphy made a psycho-sexual thriller, it would look something like James Kapner’s cutting and hilarious The Estate. Billed as a “true fable,” this campy, outrageous, and decidedly not-PC film touches on all the taboos. It gives Cruel Intentions vibes, only less weighty and more ridiculous. Social and cultural commentary in relation to … Continue reading Film Review: The Estate