In a new documentary by Oren Jacoby, *Shadowman* explores the life of Richard Hambleton, one of the most celebrated artists of the 1980s and a founder of the early street art movement.
Why are these shows, which pedal harmful tropes about gender roles and happily-ever-afters, still so beloved by women when we have more economic, social, and political independence than ever before? Is it mere escapism, or is there something else to it? Hopefully, I’ll have a better idea by the end of this season.
The film encourages its viewers to care for their food, respect where it comes from, and discuss on a systemic and personal level, reexamining our food choices, and how they connects with so many aspects of life, from food insecurity to climate change.
Even at this point, now that the rituals of *Rocky Horror* screenings have become fully codified, there is still something fundamentally strange about the experience. I might not yet be fully converted to the cause, but I would be happy to go again, maybe this time as a born-again virgin.
A Suitable Girl is an achievement for the directors Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra, the winners of Tribeca Film Festival's Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award. Their work painted a very honest picture of a modern Indian woman’s struggles in today’s society, as they try to maintain their own agency in a world of systemic pressure.
*Blame* is a visually striking, if slightly conventional, debut film from 22 year-old writer/director Quinn Shephard.
Flawed but compelling, House of Z is strongest when it allows fashion designer Zac Posen’s craft to speak for itself.
This film legitimizes many of the girls’ concerns, countering any attempts at dismissing these through trite generalizations about millennial teenage girls.
Plenty of bad movies disappear without a trace all the time, but the rare truly transcendent ones like *The Room* are worth seeking out and sharing in all their bizarre, hubristic glory.
*Free Fire* is hilarious, it’s fast, it’s violent, and it’s witty. But it’s not much else.