Steve Erickson is a critic and filmmaker who lives in New York and writes for Gay City News, the Nashville Scene, Cineaste, the Quietus, and Kinoscope.
Dance Punks Punk DanceBy Steve Erickson
EDM has become an umbrella term for a field with several dozen sub-genres, but it also describes a culture that pasteurized a sound originally created by gay African-American men into party music for straight white bros.
slowthai And The Path OutBy Steve Erickson
When he attacks other rappers who write lyrics about drug dealing for their lack of imagination, he sounds bitter enough that I suspect there’s a degree of self-criticism involved.
Frank Beauvais's Just Don't Think I'll ScreamBy Steve Erickson
Its easy to romanticize a certain kind of French cinephiliaseeing movies in 35mm at the Cinémathèque Française and then having long conversations about them in cafés afterward.
BERTRAND BONELLO with Steve EricksonBy Steve Erickson
Bertrand Bonellos last film, Nocturama (2016), borrowed imagery and narrative ideas from George Romeros Dawn of the Dead (1978) and John Carpenters Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), so its not startling that he would go further into genre territory with his latest, Zombi Child.
Lizzie Borden with Steve Erickson
Born in Flames, set 10 years after a democratic socialist revolution, stages the disillusionments of the Reagan era against a backdrop of failed promises from mainstream liberalism. Some of the actors in Born in Flames were also part-time sex workers, which kindled Bordens interest in socioeconomics and feminism in that context. Working Girls, which received a theatrical re-release and became a Criterion Blu-Ray this summer, premieres on the Criterion Channel this month.