Red Broadwell

Freelance entertainment critic and YouTube script writer.

Recent Works

‘Skinamarink’ (2022) as Ergodic Filmmaking

When a leaked screener of Kyle Edward Ball’s feature debut Skinamarink reached viral status on YouTube and TikTok, the film quickly garnered attention for its minimalistic approach to scares. Though the film may have come out after the “disturbing movie iceberg” trend died out, many a YouTuber has dedicated themselves to explaining the film or trying to articulate what makes Skinamarink a transgressive nightmare. It’s not an entirely incorrect assumption, but there isn’t that much content to spe

'Satranic Panic' Review: Alice Maio Mackay's Most Ambitious Film Yet

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Alice Maio Mackay’s directorial career is skyrocketing. In just three years she’s released three features, each deconstructing a portion of the queer or trans experience with equal parts heart and wit. So Vam tackles the monstrous “othering”, Bad Girl Boogey uses supernatural horror to examine how queer suffering is ignored en masse, and T-Blockers turns toxic sludge into a metaphor for transphobic vitriol. With a continued commitment to a largely LGBT cast a

There's No Such Thing as a 'Lifetime Guarantee'

For this past Pride Month, the Criterion Channel released a collection of nineteen films under the title “Masc” – a celebration of trans men, butch lesbians, and transmasculine people through film. Buried within the collection was a short little documentary that stands out amongst the others. Lifetime Guarantee: Phranc’s Adventures in Plastic focuses on SoCal’s sole butch Tupperware saleswoman. The documentary was nearly forgotten until Criterion restored and released it on their service in June