review: cam + people’s republic of desire

Reaching out: in Cam and People’s Republic of Desire bodies are monetized, but at what cost?


home movies: asiancrush

AsianCrush aims to be the “one-stop portal for Asian entertainment”—a lofty ambition that seems to necessitate a Netflix-esque emphasis on breadth over focus.

review: border

Sixth sense: an outsider learns to search within in Ali Abbasi’s emotionally grounded work of fantasy

demystifying bollywood

In this audio story, Devika Girish demystifies everything you need to know about India’s most popular film industry: its name, its history, and the “secret sauce” that makes it special.

nagraj manjule

Manjule is something of a modern-day pioneer, as a Dalit director making unabashedly caste-centric films that have acquired both critical and commercial acclaim.

review: madeline’s madeline

Unlike the sometimes indulgent affectations of art reflecting on its own artifice, Josephine Decker’s new film roots itself within a knotted (and rarely addressed) intersection of performance, mental illness, and race.