The confluence of my two most consistent artistic passions, when a song is given exquisite treatment by a film in a way that heightens both the song and the film it’s housed in, often stays with me more than any heated dialogue exchange or thrilling action sequence. Great movie music moments distill a film’s sensual … Continued
Our beloved, occasional film critic, Lena Houst, picks the 50 best bangers of 2017.
As I was facing a dual coming out, first as a transgender woman, then later as a gay woman, I relied very heavily on any faint sliver of queer cinema I could find for guidance with my emotional development. I didn’t find as massive a wealth of options as heterosexual viewers have, since both mainstream … Continued
As the year winds down to a close, film critic Lena Houst reflects on her favorite on-screen musical moments of the year.