Film

Film

'The Right Girls' follows young transgender women trying to cross the US border, but falls victim to many typical vérité pitfalls

Without trans persons behind the camera, the spectacle of The Right Girls offers few answers for those of us with a personal stake in the outcome of this journey. 

Bombarded by all of this awful surreality, you might start to think that everything out there could very well be cake

It's like reality is bending.

Reboot removes the original's hammy atmospherics, keeps the police-procedural worship and vigilantism

   

Jerry Lewis Gone ACAB and Howardena Pindell’s Free, White and 21

Two movies that make sense right now amid endless terror-scrolling Twitter.

Ali is a fluid performance and music artist, cultural worker, and organizer

Abdu Ali's nomadic curatorial platform as they lay includes sound and performance art, poetry, and more.

Podcasts may have messed with filmmaking a little bit

With all of us ostensibly inside, talking less or at least talking to less people, the appeal of hearing voices that aren’t our own for extended periods of time has taken on a certain restorative luster.

What industry disruptions mean for independent filmmakers in Baltimore

COVID cancellations don’t just deprive filmmakers of a chance to show their movies to audiences, but it’s at festivals where movies end up being purchased for distribution.

Programmed like a TV channel, Cinephobe is guided by a passionate, discerning, and decidedly inclusive approach to movies

“We’re a small group of film enthusiasts with a sense of humor and a low tolerance for stupidity,” The Cinephobe told BmoreArt.

Not journalistic filmmaking exactly, but it isn’t hagiography either

This meandering documentary uses the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls season (the last one with Jordan and, therefore, the last time the Jordan-led team won big) as scaffolding for a larger story about Michael Jordan and basketball.

Curated and programmed like a TV channel, QuaranTV showcases arthouse features, YouTube compilations, cartoons and more

With set times for morning cartoons and kid stuff, lots of movies, live musical performances, and original programming, there’s a mixtape quality to QuaranTV.

Director/writer Eliza Hittman's new film Never Rarely Sometimes Always 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is something of a procedural, except the procedure here isn’t a police investigation or anything along those lines, it’s an abortion.

Director Louie Schwartzberg, who has made a name for himself over the past few decades because of his ravishing time-lapse photography, has likely found the ideal subject to suit his schtick in Fantastic Fungi, a movie about the inarguable special-ness of mushrooms

Fantastic Fungi is also a portrait of a community of mushroom obsessives—who journalist Eugenia Bone beautifully describes as, “bloated pleasure-seekers with a scientific bent.”

Bacurau, streaming via the Parkway, will make you wanna start the revolution—if only you could leave your house

The town of Bacurau fights back, they do some damage, and it feels like a victory for its characters and for viewers, a blueprint for imminent direct action and self-defense.

On Marnie Ellen Hertzler's Crestone which you can’t watch anywhere right now

Baltimore filmmaker Marnie Ellen Hertzler’s Crestone feels like a great piece of outré journalism. It found the sweet spot of making you feel as though you’re there watching something happen and commenting on it all only when necessary.

A less cloying way for “mainstream” movies to ponder #MeToo, an encouraging trend in Hollywood movies

1 2 3 4 6