93Queen

Perfect Obedience

Milford Graves: Full Mantis

The Snowman Trek

We Are The Prototypes

Queer-baiting In Hollywood Is The New “I Have A Black Friend!”

My Erotic Body

Cry

Rock in the Red Zone

Troma’s Exorsisters Kick Demon Ass

93Queen

Other than a walk through South Williamsburg a couple of years ago, I have almost no experience or knowledge of the Hasidic community in America or any other Orthodox Jewish community. If you’re like me, 93Queen will first and foremost be an introduction to an insular culture that protects itself from outside eyes—not just Hasidic … Continued

Perfect Obedience

Julian, a young seminarian, is sent to live with Los Cruzados de Cristo, where he will have to follow a hard spiritual journey to achieve “the perfect obedience”. Perfect Obedience follows the doe-eyed youngster named Julian who is accepted into The Crusaders of Christ Seminary with the sincere hope of serving in the priesthood someday. … Continued

Milford Graves: Full Mantis

From bebop to swing to fusion, jazz musicians have been pushing the musical envelope since the art form’s beginnings in the late 19th Century. Of all its guises, avant-garde jazz (aka free jazz) is possibly the most enigmatic genre. To the untrained ear, performances by these musical provocateurs can seem like a cacophony of discordant … Continued

The Snowman Trek

The Kingdom of Bhutan sits along the Silk Road bordering, or close to, India, Tibet, and the rest of southeast Asia. As of 2016, it is ranked as the least corrupt country ever, despite its developing economic status. They were also the first country to measure national happiness. One of the main tourism draws to … Continued

We Are The Prototypes

Mockumentaries have been around in the world of cinema since around the 70s. We’ve seen them done with the rock classic, “This is Spinal Tap” and the 90s hip-hop inspired, “Fear of Black Hat.” But though We Are The Prototypes isn’t breaking new ground, director, and star of the film, Ayesha Adamo does a decent … Continued

My Erotic Body

My Erotic Body follows a modern-day pole dancer as she seeks to reveal the beauty in an act often misunderstood. Directed by Michelle Beck, the documentary pulls back the curtain on the hidden sensuality of pole dancing as a form of self-expression. Beck chooses to show the level of female empowerment derived, rather than tell, … Continued

Cry

From a business perspective, the whole point of found-footage horror movies is that they’re cheap. An investor can throw a few grand into a project like Paranormal Activity and make a fortune; people turn out for low-budget effects and a messy, lo-fi aesthetic because it feels more authentic. So it was strange to watch the … Continued

Rock in the Red Zone

In the war-torn city of Sderot, Israel, in the midst of Hamas bombings, there exists a (literal) underground music scene, in which enthusiastic hopefuls have found a way to articulate their pain and express political outrage through the use of their art. Rock in the Red Zone is the well-intentioned, if unfocused, story of these … Continued

Troma’s Exorsisters Kick Demon Ass

What could be more fun than a possessed nun? Answer: nothing! Lloyd Kaufman knows!  In Troma’s new web series, Exorsisters, Sister Kristen is suspended from the church after appearing on Fox news to warn of an uptick in demonic activity. In the wake of her revelation, two nuns approach her with a problem: one of them is … Continued