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Kyle Turner is a freelance writer, editor, and transcriber. He has contributed to Esquire, MUBI, Playboy, Flavorwire, the Film Stage, Film School Rejects, Under the Radar, and IndieWire’s /Bent. He is studying cinema at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
For all intents and purposes, Missing Richard Simmons, the new hit podcast by Dan Taberski, is investigative journalism. But Taberski isn’t investigating corporate corruption or political malpractice; he’s invading someone’s private life, a celebrity who left the public eye over two years ago for reasons that Taberski, and his burgeoning audience, are desperate to find out. Within this investigative setup, there’s a strange lack of empathy in the show, which devotes time to explaining how...
Translating the anxieties of classic film noir has proved surprisingly difficult. True Detective couldn’t get over the hurdles of tragic, troubled masculinity to explore identity beyond those parameters, and Sin City and its sequel were more obsessed with reductive, hyperreal versions of its conventions and tropes. But Search Party, the new TBS sitcom created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter, is in the vein of Cold Weather (as well as last year’s...
Whether it’s the passionate tango in Wong Kar-wai’s Happy Together, the wild pageantry-atop-RV in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the iconic canyon dive of Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise, the narcotic intoxication of Lisa Cholodenko’s High Art, or the sweet melancholy of River Phoenix pining in Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho, what it meant to be queer in the 90s, in film, has a picture for each viewer....
Multiple Maniacs (1970) Directed by John Waters Opens August 5 at IFC Center Above a chorus of euphoric, libidinous moaning, Lady Divine recounts the Stations of the Cross while receiving a “rosary job” in a church pew from Mink Stole. Actors take on the roles of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, Judas, and the numerous Roman soldiers in decidedly DYI fashion. As Jesus stumbles forward, Divine’s litany is intermittently interrupted by a gasp of pleasure. We cut back...

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