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 →

LGBTQ critics name Nomadland best film & Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom best LGBTQ film at Dorians Film Toast 2021

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics revealed the winners of their movie awards earlier this evening during their Dorians Film Toast 2021 special on streamer Revry, hosted by Karel. Nomadland was named best film and the year's Most Visually Striking Film, with Chloé Zhao winning best director. Upon accepting her award for directing, Zhao... Continue Reading →

An Alliance is Born – Critics Groups for Equality in Media

Six national critics organisations that champion underrepresented yet influential voices in entertainment journalism have joined forces to form Critics Groups for Equality in Media (CGEM), a professional coalition seeking to improve awareness of the value of women, people of colour and LGBTQ journalists who cover the worlds of film and television. CGEM seeks to improve engagement with studios, networks,... Continue Reading →

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