Exclusive Interview: Tony-nominee David Pittu on portraying fashion illustrator Joe Eula in Netflix’s Halston “there was a very personal connection to this world for me”

American fashion designer Halston helped define the 60s, 70s, and 80s, from creating Jacqueline Kennedy's iconic pillbox hat for JFK's inauguration, to dressing his Halstonettes—the actors, socialites, models, and muses who surrounded him—like Anjelica Huston, Babe Paley, and Lauren Bacall, to his nights out at Studio 54 with famous friends such as Warhol, Liza, and... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Halston ★★★1/2

The five-episode limited series Halston, directed by Daniel Minahan and starring Ewan McGregor as the eponymous American fashion designer, which arrives on Netflix today, is a stylish and engaging biography based on Steven Gaines' book Simply Halston. Straight forward narratively, it does at times feel more ready-to-wear than haute couture, but nevertheless features some beautifully... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: “I wanted to break as many rules as possible” Isabel Sandoval on her early films Señorita & Apparition now playing on Criterion Channel

Filipina filmmaker and actress Isabel Sandoval caught the attention of international critics when her stunning third feature film—which she wrote, directed, produced, edited, and starred in—Lingua Franca premiered at Venice in 2019, making her the first publicly identifying trans woman of colour to screen work in competition at the festival. The acclaimed film, which immerses... Continue Reading →

Genre-bending trans horror comedy series Spookable in final days of crowdfunding campaign

Filmmakers Marval A Rex and Jonathan Andre Culliton are in the final days of their Seed and Spark Crowdfunding Campaign  for Spookable, a trans, genre-bending horror comedy series, executive produced by Zackary Drucker (Transparent, The Lady and the Dale). Spookable tells the story of two transgender best friends, Sean (Marval A Rex) and Tahmina (Alexandra Grey), whose vacation in the woods turns into... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Shrill season 3 ★★★★

The arrival of the entire third season of Shrill on Hulu today is bittersweet as it also marks the end of this astutely observed, refreshingly adult, and often touching comedy series. Having finally broken up with her dud boyfriend Ryan (Luka Jones) at the end of the last season, Annie (Aidy Bryant, who also writes... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker John Berardo on his new horror Initiation “we put men in vulnerable half naked positions because the slasher genre does that to women”

If you're a fan of the slasher movies of the 70s and 80s like Black Christmas and The Slumber Party Massacre, or their post-modern dark comedy incarnations like Scream, you'll likely appreciate the edgy, contemporary social media fueled spin that filmmaker John Berardo puts on the subgenre with his gripping and gruesome debut feature Initiation.... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Wrath of Man ★★★

Guy Ritchie's latest, Wrath of Man, based on the 2004 French thriller Le convoyeur, stars action man Jason Statham as H ("like the bomb, or Jesus H") a new employee at an armoured truck company, Fortico, that transports millions of dollars in cash around Los Angeles each day. He joins the firm two months after... Continue Reading →

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