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‘The Inspection’ Writer-Director Elegance Bratton on Making Films With “Radical and Defiant Empathy”

Elegance Bratton, writer-director of A24’s The Inspection and the inaugural recipient of NewFest’s Breakthrough Queer Visionary Award, says the cast and crew were “fighting the elements” during the filming of his narrative directorial debut about a young Black gay man who joins the Marines under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. “We were shooting in […]

Carter Smith’s Queer Horror ‘Swallowed,’ Juliana Curi Doc ‘UÝRA — The Rising Forest’ Among NewFest Jury Award Winners (Exclusive)

Carter Smith’s queer horror Swallowed, starring Jena Malone and Cooper Koch, was awarded the U.S. narrative feature grand jury prize at the 2022 NewFest Festival, which runs through Oct. 25 in New York. Juliana Curi’s documentary UÝRA — The Rising Forest, Maryam Touzani’s drama The Blue Caftan and Nyala Moon’s short How to Not Date […]

‘Make Me Famous’: Film Review

Brian Vincent’s portrait of the East Village painter Edward Brzezinski doubles as an examination of the perils of chasing success.

‘Mayor Pete’: Film Review

Boys State’ co-director Jesse Moss chronicles the historic year in which Pete Buttigieg went from outlier to legitimate contender in the Democratic presidential primaries in this documentary feature for Amazon.