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Director Sean Baker Brings Gritty Reality to Screens in The Florida Project

Director Sean Baker employs the same raw but expressive style and use of amateur actors that worked so well in his tasty Tangerine. Here, he trades in the misfit-ridden streets of...

Friday Films, Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)

This jewel box of a museum in Pasadena definitely punches over its weight thanks to its world-class art collection, but even the most devout enthusiasts might not realize it also...

Is The Phantom Thread a Farewell Film From Daniel Day-Lewis?

1950s British couturier Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) is very particular. While this helps him meticulously craft beautiful gowns for his rich important clients, it does...

Isabelle Huppert Collaborates with Michael Haneke in Happy End

There is a brutality to Michael Haneke’s films. It is often literal but it can sometimes be most scathing when more opaque. The best example is his 2012 Oscar winning Amour, in...

A Cinematic Docu-Mystery: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

In telling the story of Marsha P. Johnson, oscar-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague) also tells the story of the gay rights movement. Marsha was at the...

Uncle Howard: Offers a Touching Cinematic Tribute

A young filmmaker creates a cinematic elegy for the hero he lost to the epidemic. To the world, Howard Brookner was a rising Hollywood director who died of AIDS on the cusp of his...

The AIDS Crisis Overseas Depicted in a New Film, BPM

BPM begins in a lecture room full of passionate young French men and women loudly discussing (and reliving) the efficacy of their most recent fake blood-flinging protest, while...

Oscar Talk Swirls Around a New Movie Romance: Call Me By Your Name

Come away to the bucolic Italian countryside of 1983, where a young man’s world is budding with discovery and desire....

Documentary Dream Boat Floats Above the Competition

If you’re looking for a seafaring celebration that never ends, you’ll be surprised — and delighted — by a new documentary called Dream Boat, where five men around...

PBS Set to Air Armistead Maupin Documentary New Year’s Day

SXSW Audience Award winner The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, directed by Jennifer M. Kroot,...

Gold Coast International Film Festival

People are invited to take part in the unique opportunity to see and hear from filmmakers focusing on important women and women issues while screening their films during the 7th...

Film’s New Brokeback? See God’s Own Country

It would be both accurate and yet also a disservice to refer to this film (as I have sometimes heard it called) as “Brokeback Mountain set in North England.” While this tale...