Feb 28, 2024

Film Review: ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ Goes Nowhere

A few questions pop up about Ethan Coen’s Drive-Away Dolls. The film has writing problems. As cobbled together by veteran producer-director-writer Coen (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, etc.) and his wife and frequent collaborator Tricia Cooke, it’s a slender comic adventure about a pair of mismatched lesbian buddies—portrayed by...
The Impact of LGBTQ+ Storytellers on Recognizing Bayard Rustin
Jan 9, 2024

The Impact of LGBTQ+ Storytellers on Recognizing Bayard Rustin

The documentary "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," directed by Nancy Kates, helped to inspire the new Netflix film, "Rustin," which aims to recognize the civil rights leader.
Young and Strange: A Review of 'Poor Things'
Dec 6, 2023

Young and Strange: A Review of ‘Poor Things’

The new film, Poor Things, lands with a thud. In a scenario lifted from countless vintage horror/sci-fi flicks, it’s...
Nov 28, 2023

‘Napoleon’: Epic Battles, Awkward Sex

Ridley Scott, the filmmaker behind Napoleon, is a European. Of course, the veteran producer-director, a native of South Shields,...
Nov 28, 2023

Movies, Marketing & Mayhem

Making movies is hard. Making movies that make money is even harder. Perhaps hardest of all is facing the...
'May December'
Nov 14, 2023

‘May December’

In director Todd Haynes’ difficult-to-admire May December, the characters inhabit the upscale surroundings of Savannah, Georgia. And yet the...
The High Window
Oct 31, 2023

The High Window

One afternoon in the French Alps near Grenoble, an 11-year-old boy named Daniel and his dog Snoop discover the...
Manifest Destiny
Oct 24, 2023

Manifest Destiny

Killers of the Flower Moon is putatively Martin Scorsese’s first Western. As such, it’s a departure from the films...
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