In all honesty, I needed several Wikipedia pages to fully understand Vice Films’ tagline for Ana Lily Amirpour’s film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. It is presented as “the first Iranian Vampire Western” and has also been described as noir, spaghetti western, Iranian New Wave, pulp, and “feminist-romantic.” It’s clear that the first Iranian romantic-new-wave-vampire-pulp-spaghetti-western ultimately resists categorization.
A mysterious email. An invite for encrypted conversation. The pieces of director Laura Poitras’ new film fell into her lap, but she didn’t realize how significant these small messages would wind up being.
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest movie weekends of the year. Since lots of Bitch readers are probably looking for something to see this weekend with their friends or families, the Bitch staff decided to share our picks for the movies and old TV shows we're going to hunker down and watch.
There are plenty of films about how the 1970s in America were a screwed-up time of bad drug trips, smoke-filled rooms, and questionable parenting. But Low Down differs from the rest of the genre in framing its story of the hazy decade from the perspective of a curious young girl.
Lez face it: when you're a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole lot fewer gay films in the world to watch than straight flms.
I once dined in a restaurant with my boyfriend on Halloween while a white gentleman ate his meal across from us decked out in head-to-toe blackface. New film Dear White People seemed like it was going to put into more dignified words what I was thinking that fateful night: “Oh, no, this mofo didn’t.”