What makes Wanda Jackson’s Encore work as a fresh-sounding record and eschews moldy nostalgia is that Joan Jett finds modern rock in rockabilly.
Janet Jackson’s 20 Y.O. became emblematic of the excesses of sexism, misogyny, and racism when looking at the reach of powerful, successful white men.
Director Bouli Lanners’ Nobody Has to Know, playing at TIFF 2021, is a tender love story that offers a respite from the pain of lost identity.
As always, Daphne Gottlieb’s excellent Saint 1001 will please all of her readers – hetero and queer. Does that make her work “not queer enough” for Lambda?
Gen X kids of single working moms like me had to figure a lot of things out themselves. These five films helped make sense of the world – outside and inside.