Screen Speck’s Top Films of 2022

This particular year is filled with refreshing and bold new films from newcomer filmmakers like Aftersun’s Charlotte Wells to veterans Todd Field and Park Chan-wook.

‘Showgirls,’ Camp, and the Making of a Queer Cult Classic

Why has Paul Verhoeven and Joe Eszterhas’ 1995 cult classic “Showgirls” endured as a queer cult classic? Not because it’s because the film is secretly a high art masterpiece (it isn’t), but because it embraces camp with both arms and then kisses it on every cheek.