Frameline 40 is about to kick off and here are five movies that well represent this year’s festival. From coming of age stories, great docs, emerging sexualities and comedy-dramas there is something for everyone at this year’s fest. Here are five great choices. Closet Monster Like a gay Donnie Darko with a Disney sidekick and an Xavier Dolan sensibility, Oscar (played ...Read More »
After revealing the Opening and Closing Night films of the 40th San Francisco LGBTQ International Film Festival last month, Frameline has unveiled the full list of films for this year’s fest, which runs June 16-26 in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. The festival is the largest and oldest of its kind in the country, with an expected attendance of over ...Read More »
There’s something truly fantastic about the opening scene of Joy. It’s a black and white television soap opera starring none other than All My Children’s Susan Lucci. Stiff acting, Bob Mackie-type gowns and Dynasty hair, elaborate names like Bartholomew, Clarinda and Danica pepper this sequence and although we don’t know what it means in context it sets us up ...Read More »
In our 31st podcast, I am joined by Gold Rush Gang members Kenneth Polishchuk and Evan Kost as Hollywood embarks on the beginning of the Oscar race: critics season. With the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle revealing their winners on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, we break down who we think is going to win but, ...Read More »
2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Is Jennifer Jason Leigh getting her first Oscar nom?
Rooney Mara (Carol) still rules the roost in the Best Actress race and Kate Winslet weathers the storm of Steve Jobs‘ plummeting Oscar stock by holding onto 2nd place. Alicia Vikander is also still going strong on her reviews for The Danish Girl, which are better than her Academy Award-winning co-star Eddie Redmayne. But what about Jennifer Jason Leigh in ...Read More »
After a rousing first test screening and a secret one last night of a drastically different cut (and with dismal results), the full-length trailer for the highly anticipated Christmas release ” is here. Once again employing a 1960s era song (the first trailer used a choral version of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” this new one features The Ronettes’ ...Read More »
The long anticipated first trailer for David O. Russell’s Joy is here and it’s surprising in that it looks to have depth and scope beyond its story and concept. When it was first revealed his follow-up to his triple punch of Oscar winning and nominated hits The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle was going to be the story ...Read More »