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Stunning first teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘ROMA’

Time and Space constrain us, but they also define who we are, creating inexplicable bonds with the others that flow with us at the same time and through the same places. From Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), ROMA chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. Cuarón, inspired by the women …

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Let the first teaser for Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ wash over you

“There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.” Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) took to Twitter to reveal the first look at his highly anticipated film, Roma, his first in five years. Shot in incredibly evocative black & white we see a water-soaked floor. The sounds of cleaning and scrubbing …

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Cannes Review: ‘Border,’ Ali Abbasi’s thrilling supernatural gothic romance

Ali Abbasi creates the grimmest of faerie tales as two outcasts find love in a hopeless place in this wild, wonderful, surprisingly emotional drama. Tina is a border officer for a small Swedish coastal port. Eyeing passengers as they walk through customs, looking for contraband. But, Tina isn’t just looking; she can smell it. Indeed, like a tracker dog. “Alcohol. …

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Cannes Review: Wanuri Kahiu’s touching if familiar lesbian romance ‘Rafiki’

Kena, short for Makena (played by Samantha Mugatsia) lives in the Slopes district of Nairobi, Kenya with her at-home mom and politician father (Jimmy Gathu). He’s running for public office in their small area with the slogan “The People’s Choice.” She’s best friends with Blacksta (Neville Misati), a motorcycle-riding tough guy with a thing for Kena. He’s always trying to …

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‘Carol’ Romances Gay & Lesbian Critics Awards

Oscars, Schmoscars. As a member of this critics group, I am pleased to announce that Todd Haynes’ Carol has swept the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) awards today with five victories, including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Film Actress of the Year (Cate Blanchett). Haynes also won the Wilde Artist of the Year award (named after …

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