True, Asian American cinema has long had a testy relationship with canons. In fact, early films, like those made by Visual Communications in the s, existed to undermine the notion of canons altogether, agitating from the margins against a mainstream that could never understand or assimilate its cultures or politics. In later decades, Asian American film and video explicitly explored image-making too experimental, too queer, too resistant to labels to comfortably assemble into a neat corpus. This national festival circuit became an informal distribution network and bestowed the films awards. We invited over more than 20 Asian American critics and curators who professionally observed and debated the scene for the last two decades to participate. To determine that canon, we invited more than 20 Asian American critics and curators who professionally observed and debated the scene for the last two decades to participate in a poll.
200 Best LGBTQ Movies of All Time
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Sign up to receive features as they are published, including up-to-date movie recommendations and notifications about what to watch. You need not be a world traveler to appreciate the rich and exotic cultures to be found in Asia. Great movies made in that part of the world allow us to explore these far-off lands and customs from the safety of our recliners. And the good news is that more and more outstanding movies from Japan, China and Korea are easily accessible. Here are just twelve titles you can stream tonight on Netflix. Trust me: all of these are worth reading subtitles for!
New Queer Cinema
For so long, good queer cinema was virtually non-existent or played into tired, tokenizing tropes. Even with that in mind, most mainstream cinema has centered on heteronormative storylines for decades. Sure, the scarcity still has you scavenging through some painful storylines from time to time, but with all that digging eventually comes gold. Watch Now.
Jude Dry. In years past, LGBT cinephiles counted themselves lucky for one decent movie with a queer storyline. With growing social acceptance comes increased funding for movies with queer themes, support for LGBT-identified filmmakers, and less stigma around straight actors playing gay. From the funny to the profound, the micro-budget to the wide release, here are the 10 best LGBTQ films of