Andrew Grossman is a regular contributor to Bright Lights Film Journal, the editor of the anthology Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade (2001), and a contributor to The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.
Magnus Hirschfeld and the Struggle for Transformation, Not Tolerance | 13 Jul 2014 // 9:14 PM
Sexual rights in America remain both provisional and cynical; we know everyone should have them, but we are beholden to cowardly, outmoded, theocratic institutions that are fearful of egalitarianism.
The Little Joys (Not Pleasures) of Scopophobia: On Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XXIX | 21 Apr 2014 // 9:14 PM
From our fear of the culture industry emerges a new sense of self—a negative self to be sure, created from the fear of being hypnotized by one’s inferiors, yet a self less likely to get lost in the dark.
Unrealistic Colors and Naturalistic Philosophies in Jean Renoir’s 'The River' | 8 Jun 2015 // 10:30 PM
In The River, Renoir transcends his own attractive colors, stumbling into a “realistic” philosophy of nature that the portraiture of color so often forbids.
Let the Face Speak for Itself: Hard Features in 'The White Buffalo' | 27 May 2015 // 10:30 PM
The mortal authenticity of Charles Bronson’s face needed no surgical denials or plastic justifications, unlike the onscreen stars of today's image-obsessed culture.