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Secret Garden

Secret Garden

The Garden Left Behind by Hope Madden Newcomer Charlie Guevara charms in Flavio Alves’s drama The Garden Left Behind with a bittersweet performance as Tina, an undocumented Mexican trans woman…read more →

Cowboy Up

Cowboy Up

The Rider by Hope Madden The classic western, the cowboy story, sings a song of bruised manliness. Chasing destiny, sacrificing family and love for a solitary life, building a relationship…read more →

Three’s Company

Three’s Company

In Between by Rachel Willis For women stuck between tradition and modernity, the choices presented to them can mean happiness or alienation from friends, family, and society. In Between explores…read more →

Moving Violations

Moving Violations

The Road Movie by Hope Madden This movie is nuts. Russian documentarian Dmitrii Kalashnikov has gathered dashcam footage and assembled it into something fresh, wild and intriguing. Dashcams are apparently…read more →

Delicious Dish

Delicious Dish

Raw by Hope Madden Much has been made of barf bags and fainting during screenings of writer/director Julia Ducournau’s feature debut, Raw. A festival favorite, the film has been plagued…read more →

The Saddest Lines

The Saddest Lines

Neruda by Hope Madden Pablo Larraín is having quite a year. In theaters already with his insightful vision of grief, celebrity and politics, Jackie, the Chilean filmmaker returns with a…read more →