Jovanka Vuckovic’s feature directorial debut has a punk-rock energy befitting the rebellious youths who inhabit it, a not-so-merry band of survivors doing what they can to eke out an existence in post-apocalyptic suburbia circa 1995.
On one side of that conflict are the villainous Westside Titans, a militia-esque group of jocks easily identified by their blue-and-yellow letterman jackets, and on the other are the ragtag Eastsiders. There’s something of a revenge-of-the-nerds dynamic to it, only instead of nerds, it’s misfits more generally; though suspicious of outsiders, they’re generally welcoming of anyone in need.
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Riot Girls is introduced cleverly through a comic strip, walking the audience through the aftermath of a mysterious disease that decimated the fictional mid-’90s town of Potter’s Bluff, with all parents succumbing to the disease. What’s left of the town is split in two: a battleground between the town’s children.
Death to the patriarchy is something we often express a desire for, and when it finally comes, we imagine that an anarchic town would thrive under its freedom,
On one side of the bridge reside rich kids who’ve transformed their high school into a fortress run
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Vuckovic described the series as, "sort of like a Black Mirror, but for women, all written and directed by women." She went on to describe the tone of the series by saying, "I know everyone hates the term ‘elevated horror.’ But let's say 'thinking person's horror,' feminist thinking person's horror."
So, yeah. I’d say that if you were a fan of the stories in the film, you’ll probably like the series. I haven’t seen the film, but it sounds like something that will definitely support a fanbase. They have not
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“Raquelle [David], Todd Brown and I, are developing Xx as a television series,” said Vuckovic, who directed one of the four segments of the original movie alongside St. Vincent, Karyn Kusama, and Roxanne Benjamin.
“[It’s] sort of like a Black Mirror, but for women, all written and directed by women,” she continued. “I know everyone hates the term ‘elevated horror.’ But let’s say ‘thinking person’s horror,’ feminist thinking person’s horror.”
Development on the Xx TV series is in its early stages and is yet to be shopped to potential outlets, nor is there any word on additional talent involved.
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Stars: Munro Chambers, Christopher Gray, Emily Tyra | Written and Directed by Rob Grant
Wealthy Richard (Christopher Gray) is prone to fits of violent anger, particularly when he believes his girlfriend Sasha (Emily Tyra) is cheating on him with his best friend Jonah (Munro Chambers) — who’s been having worse luck than even his Biblical namesake. Once they reassure him that his fears are unfounded, Richard invites Sasha and Jonah on an excursion aboard his yacht The Naughty Buoy to make amends. What starts out as a pleasure cruise becomes a fateful trip when festering suspicions and resentments bubble to the surface,
Set in a future where adults have disappeared and teenagers are the oldest people on earth, Paloma Kwiatkowski and Madison Iseman star as Scrath and Nat respectively, a pair of teens who venture into unfamiliar territory to rescue Nat's brother who has been taken by a rival gang.
It's a simple story but one that unfolds in a fascinating world built by TV writer Katherine Collins. This universe feels like a post-apocalyptic version of
Knives and Skin, USA dir. Jennifer Reeder
Described as pertaining elements reminiscent of David Lynch, high school dramedies, and Italian giallo, Knives and Skin takes place in the aftermath of a girl’s vanishing. The film explores the days that follow as Carolyn Harper’s friends and family attempt to cope with her disappearance, and these coping mechanisms develop into something unusual. It's a
The festival opens on July 18 with “Circus of Books,” the Tribeca hit about a daughter’s learning about her parents’ groundbreaking gay porn shop. It closes out with Sundance breakout “Before You Know It,” and will feature 28 world premieres during its run.
From features and documentaries to shorts and episodic content, this is truly an all-inclusive launching pad for Lgbtq filmmakers. The festival continues to push the boundaries of progress, with a majority of this year’s films directed by filmmakers from groups underrepresented in queer film.
“As my tenure comes to an end I
The fest will have films from 33 countries and in 26 languages and will include appearances from Kathy Griffin, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winner Trixie Mattel, Pose actress Angelica Ross, horror icon Robert Englund, musician and actor Sam Harris and others.
“As my tenure comes to an end I am most proud of Outfest’s increased
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Xyz Films has licensed Us rights to the apocalyptic adventure Riot Girls to Good Deed Entertainment’s new genre label, Cranked Up Films.
The distributor has earmarked a summer theatrical and on demand release oo the film directed by Jovanka Vuckovic, who directed a segment of the first all-female horror anthology Xx that premiered at Sundance 2017.
Xyz Films staged a private screening of the film at the Los Cabos International Film Festival in late 2018. The screening was
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