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Review: A 'Hillbilly Elegy' Adaptation, Hold the Politics

Review: A 'Hillbilly Elegy' Adaptation, Hold the Politics

By Jake Coyle | Nov 24, 2020

J.D. Vance's election-year explainer to liberal America about the white underclass that fueled Donald Trump's rise has been reborn as blandly overbaked awards bait.

Review: Gay Love Story 'No Hard Feelings' A Sensational Debut

Review: Gay Love Story 'No Hard Feelings' A Sensational Debut

By Roger Walker-Dack | Nov 23, 2020

This winner of two Teddy Awards is a queer story of race, belonging and love.

Review: 'Milkwater' a Captivating Character Study

Review: 'Milkwater' a Captivating Character Study

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2020

Morgan Ingari's comedy is a stirring, poignant character study of a young woman caught in one of life's dead zones, where she's not making progress — and not even sure she's feeling a need to.

Review: 'Cowboys' Depicts a Father's Unshakable Bond with His Trans Son

Review: 'Cowboys' Depicts a Father's Unshakable Bond with His Trans Son

By Roger Walker-Dack | Nov 23, 2020

"Cowboys" is the story of the unshakeable bond between a father and his transgender son.

Review: 'Ask Any Buddy' is a Love Letter to Gay Porn

Review: 'Ask Any Buddy' is a Love Letter to Gay Porn

By Sam Cohen | Nov 23, 2020

Evan Purchell's "Ask Any Buddy" is a breathless historical document that seeks to empower vintage gay porn from the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Not only does it succeed there, it provides insight into queer culture that is rarely brought up in mainstream media.

Review: 'The Groundstar Conspiracy' is a Minor Footnote to Michael Sarrazin's Fascinating, if Frustrating, Filmography

Review: 'The Groundstar Conspiracy' is a Minor Footnote to Michael Sarrazin's Fascinating, if Frustrating, Filmography

By Frank J. Avella | Nov 23, 2020

As a conspiracy flick, "Groundstar" pales in comparison to say, Alan J. Pakula's gripping "The Parallax View" or Sydney Pollack's riveting "3 Days of the Condor." But it is still entertaining.

'My Neighbor, Miguel' — Loving Short Documentary on San Francisco artist

'My Neighbor, Miguel' — Loving Short Documentary on San Francisco artist

By Jim Provenzano | Nov 23, 2020

What do you do when your neighbor is a famed local costume designer? If you're Daniel Navarro, you make a film about him. The life and creations of gay Latino designer Miguel Gutierrez gets a well-deserved intimate portrait.

Ammonite's Allure: Francis Lee's Sapphic Follow-Up Film

Ammonite's Allure: Francis Lee's Sapphic Follow-Up Film

By Brian Bromberger | Nov 23, 2020

Following the success of his debut feature, "God's Own Country," writer/director Francis Lee's "Ammonite" is definitely worth watching, primarily for the incandescent performances from Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

'Frameline Voices' Relaunches with LGBTQ Short Films

'Frameline Voices' Relaunches with LGBTQ Short Films

Nov 22, 2020

Frameline Voices is a curated program of short films representing experiences unique to LGBTQ+ people and communities.

15TH Annual Outfest Legacy Awards Announces Drive-in Gala & Streaming Event

15TH Annual Outfest Legacy Awards Announces Drive-in Gala & Streaming Event

Nov 22, 2020

In a year unlike any other, Outfest will continue to honor Hollywood's finest making their mark in LGBTQIA+ film and television with the first drive-in Legacy Awards Gala.

Review: 'Between the World and Me' a Powerful Meditation on the Black American Experience

Review: 'Between the World and Me' a Powerful Meditation on the Black American Experience

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 21, 2020

Director Kamilah Forbes brings her stage version of the book by Ta-Nehisi Coates to cinematic life, creating a hybrid adaptation that feels like a documentary with bio-pic elements.

Review: 'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai' is Masterful, Stunning in 4K

Review: 'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai' is Masterful, Stunning in 4K

By Greg Vellante | Nov 20, 2020

Blending the genres of crime drama and samurai film to perfection, Jim Jarmusch's 1999 near-masterpiece comes to The Criterion Collection in a stunning new 4K digital restoration on Blu-ray.

Review: Terrific 'Run' Offers Top-Speed Thrills

Review: Terrific 'Run' Offers Top-Speed Thrills

By Kevin Taft | Nov 20, 2020

"Run" charges ahead with terrific performances and nail-biting sequences.

Review: 'Sound Of Metal' Makes a Righteous Noise

Review: 'Sound Of Metal' Makes a Righteous Noise

By Kitty Drexel | Nov 20, 2020

Riz Ahmed plays Ruben, an American punk-metal drummer losing his hearing; he is sweet as pumpkin pie served with a razor crust as hardcore metal drummer.

Review: 'The Last Vermeer' Interrogates Art, Conscience, History

Review: 'The Last Vermeer' Interrogates Art, Conscience, History

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 20, 2020

Director Dan Friedkin breathes life, suspense, and tension into a story about a true-life art world mystery, an audacious tale with a strange-but-true twist.

Report: Has Lady Gaga Landed Another Film Role?

Report: Has Lady Gaga Landed Another Film Role?

Nov 20, 2020

Lady Gaga has reportedly landed another film role not long after it was announced she'd star in Ridley Scott's upcoming Gucci thriller.

Billy Porter Makes Film Directorial Debut with 'What If?'

Billy Porter Makes Film Directorial Debut with 'What If?'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 20, 2020

Billy Porter will make his film directorial debut with the high school coming-of-age film "What If?," about a high school senior who pursues his crush, a transgender girl.

Review: 'Leap Of Faith - William Friedkin On The Exorcist' Explores the Classic in Depth

Review: 'Leap Of Faith - William Friedkin On The Exorcist' Explores the Classic in Depth

By Ken Tasho | Nov 19, 2020

Shudder's documentary about William Friedkin and the in-depth "Exorcist" filmmaking process becomes the definitive one.

'Wonder Woman 1984' to Debut in Theaters and on HBO Max

'Wonder Woman 1984' to Debut in Theaters and on HBO Max

By Lindsey Bahr | Nov 19, 2020

"Wonder Woman 1984" isn't skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course. The last big blockbuster holdout of 2020 is still opening in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day but it will also be made available to HBO Max subscribers free of charge.

Review: 'The Goddess Of Fortune' is Assured Filmmaking from Ferzan Özpetek

Review: 'The Goddess Of Fortune' is Assured Filmmaking from Ferzan Özpetek

By Roger Walker-Dack | Nov 18, 2020

Italian/Turkish queer filmmaker Ferzan Özpetek's latest gay dramedy is another sheer joy.

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