Femme: Review. Fear-Based Violence. By Joseph Ha.
Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping’s queer short film “Femme” begins with a tearful childhood memory. Our protagonist, a gay black man named Jordan, is crying his father about some implied homophobic abuse. His father, though supportive and comforting, reminds him
“Hello world, how do you plan on fucking with me today?” With that line, delivered within the opening ten minutes of Straighten Up and Fly Right, we are instantly drawn into the character and world of Kristen (Kristen Abate). Kristen suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitiswhich severely reduces her mobility, gives her a hunched posture, and causes her
Paris Is In Harlem: Slamdance Review. By Daniel Pollock.
Music heals, but wounds can be deep - is that a fair assessment for Christina Kallas’ energetic celebration of New York City, Paris is in Harlem? It seems reductive for such a multi-faceted, deeply interlaced film, but it proudly holds jazz
In this edition of the New Release Breakdown, I take a deep-dive into the Foo Fighters horror/comedy, Studio 666, Tyler Perry's latest Madea effort, A Madea Homecoming, and the pet buddy comedy Dog.
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Studio 666 Synopsis: Members of the rock band Foo Fighters move into an eerie
Cyrano reimaged is what the full title of this film should be. It is a sumptuous feast for the eyes and ears but this Joe Wright directed cinematic foray is based on the stage musical adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt from the original, timeless story of Cyrano de Bergerac