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Review: 'Moon Manor' A Funny, Piquant Meditation on the End of Life

Review: 'Moon Manor' A Funny, Piquant Meditation on the End of Life

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 16, 2021

Erin Granat & Machete Bang Bang's surprising comedy is a lively celebration that follows an elderly Alzheimer's patient's carefully planned last day on Earth.

 Hannah Gadsby Gives Netflix the Middle Finger Over Dave Chappelle

Hannah Gadsby Gives Netflix the Middle Finger Over Dave Chappelle

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 16, 2021

Comedian Hannah Gadsby gave Netflix the middle finger over dragging her into the Dave Chappelle controversy.

Todd Haynes: Finding the Frequency of the Velvet Underground

Todd Haynes: Finding the Frequency of the Velvet Underground

By Jake Coyle | Oct 16, 2021

The most often-repeated thing said about the Velvet Underground is Brian Eno's quip that the band didn't sell many records, but everyone who bought one started a band.

Review: 'Introducing, Selma Blair' Funny, Relatable

Review: 'Introducing, Selma Blair' Funny, Relatable

By Kevin Taft | Oct 15, 2021

Honest and heartbreaking, "Introducing, Selma Blair" shows the actress facing her greatest role: Herself.

Review: 'The Velvet Underground' Looks Back on a Vibrant NYC Scene with Scintillating Style

Review: 'The Velvet Underground' Looks Back on a Vibrant NYC Scene with Scintillating Style

By Lewis Whittington | Oct 15, 2021

Todd Haynes's fascinating doc about The Velvets also documents a unique era in NYC when it was a mecca for avant-garde artists of every stripe.

Review: 'Socks On Fire' Part Poetry, Part Documentary

Review: 'Socks On Fire' Part Poetry, Part Documentary

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 15, 2021

Tone poem, documentary, feature film, family epic... "Socks on Fire" is a little of all these things, plus an invitation to observe family and familial legend all at once.

Review: 'Transformistas' Captures Joy, Elation

Review: 'Transformistas' Captures Joy, Elation

By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 15, 2021

A wonderfully engaging documentary about the pioneer drag queens of Santa Clara, Cuba.

Review: 'Kapana' a Vivid Tale...Also a PSA

Review: 'Kapana' a Vivid Tale...Also a PSA

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 15, 2021

"Kapana" is a kind of grilled meat sold by food stand vendors in Namibia. But director Philippe Talavera isn't just telling a story of "street meat" - he's exploring GLBTQ outlaw status, personal honesty, and commitment.

Review: 'Needle In A Timestack' a Sci-Fi Love Story

Review: 'Needle In A Timestack' a Sci-Fi Love Story

By Kevin Taft | Oct 15, 2021

John Ridley's feature directorial debut is a gentle, fascinating, sci-fi love story about what it means to love in time.

Review: Iconic Monster Michael Myers is Back in 'Halloween Kills'

Review: Iconic Monster Michael Myers is Back in 'Halloween Kills'

By JC Alvarez | Oct 15, 2021

There's no stopping the most terrifying masked murderer in cinematic history! The original Scream Queen, Jamie Lee Curtis, returns in to take on Michael Myers.

Review: 'My Fiona' a Reflection on Friendship With Sweet Realism

Review: 'My Fiona' a Reflection on Friendship With Sweet Realism

By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 14, 2021

In "My Fiona," suicide brings more questions than answers.

Review: It's Shakespeare Reimagined in an LGBTQ-Friendly 'As We Like It'

Review: It's Shakespeare Reimagined in an LGBTQ-Friendly 'As We Like It'

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 14, 2021

Hung-i Chen and Muni Wei and an all-female cast reimagine Shakespeare's "As You Like It" into a high-energy romp set a few decades from now.

Film TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

Film TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

By Andrew Dalton and Lindsey Bahr | Oct 13, 2021

The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions.

Review: 'Building A Bridge' Shares a Jesuit Priest's Good News for LGBTQ+ Catholics

Review: 'Building A Bridge' Shares a Jesuit Priest's Good News for LGBTQ+ Catholics

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13, 2021

Directors Evan Mascagnia and Shannon Post detail the work of Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin, whose ministry to LGBTQ+ Catholics grew in the wake of the Pulse Nightclub massacre.

Review: Barbara Hershey Can't Save 'Welcome To The Blumhouse: The Manor'

Review: Barbara Hershey Can't Save 'Welcome To The Blumhouse: The Manor'

By Derek Deskins | Oct 13, 2021

"The Manor" is a stylistic mess that struggles to terrify, or even captivate, for its meager runtime.

Music, Menus & Motion: Mill Valley Film Festival Faves

Music, Menus & Motion: Mill Valley Film Festival Faves

By Brian Bromberger | Oct 12, 2021

The Mill Valley Film Festival returns for its 44th year October 7-17, with in-person and online screenings. A few notable features: Documentaries about Leonard Bernstein, Julia Child, and The Velvet Underground.

Review: Affecting 'Jump, Darling' Succeeds Because of Cloris Leachman

Review: Affecting 'Jump, Darling' Succeeds Because of Cloris Leachman

By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 12, 2021

Cloris Leachman's exquisite swan song is poignant and affecting.

Review: Tarantino's Classic 'Inglourious Basterds' Upgraded to 4K Blu-ray from Universal

Review: Tarantino's Classic 'Inglourious Basterds' Upgraded to 4K Blu-ray from Universal

By Sam Cohen | Oct 12, 2021

Quentin Tarantino's classic arrives on 4K Blu-ray with a decent 4K presentation and all the previous special features carried over for this new edition.

Review: 'Sweetheart' is Sweet, Funny, and Familiar in All the Right Ways

Review: 'Sweetheart' is Sweet, Funny, and Familiar in All the Right Ways

By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 12, 2021

A British queer film full of teen angst.

Review: 'Vera Cruz' Worth a Look for Cooper and Lancaster

Review: 'Vera Cruz' Worth a Look for Cooper and Lancaster

By Frank J. Avella | Oct 12, 2021

"Vera Cruz" is only worth a look for Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster. But if you're a Spaghetti western or "Wild Bunch" fan, I'm sure you will love it!

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