Gay Pride Month: Must-See LGBTQ Films–Victim (1961): Dearden’s Landmark British Drama about Homosexuality, Starring Dirk Bogarde in Breakthrough Performance (LGBTQ, Gay Cinema)

Gay Pride Month: Must-See LGBTQ Films: Though tame by today’s standards, this 1961 drama was ground-breaking in its honest and straightforward depiction of homosexuality and how it was perceived as mental illness and dangerous social problem.

Corona Chronicles: Dr. Fauci Begins “Modified Quarantine”

May 9, 2020–Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, will begin a “modified quarantine” after making a “low risk” contact with the White House staffer who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Oscar Actors: Moreno, Rita–Cumulative Advantage (Awards)

Rita Moreno is one of the few artists to have won all four major American entertainment awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. She is also one of 23 people who have achieved what is called the Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards for acting. She […]

THE IRISHMAN – Trailer

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Netflix releasing in theaters on November 1, and streaming on November 27th.

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Cannes 2020: Selelction of Films to Travel the Festival Road

The Cannes 2020 program includes many buzzy art house and indie titles — among them Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, Naomi Kawase’s True Mothers, François Ozon’s Summer of ’85, ADN aka DNA, directed by, and starring French filmmaker Maïwenn (Polisse) and Thomas Vinterberg’s pro-drinking drama Another Round.

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We Are Freestyle Love Supreme: Lin-Manuel Miranda Docu Postponed out of Solidarity with Protesters

Two days before it was to begin streaming, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, a documentary about the hip-hop improv group with Lin-Manuel Miranda and friends, has postponed its release out of solidarity with protesters.

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Gay Pride Month: Must-See LGBTQ Films–Victim (1961): Dearden’s Landmark British Drama about Homosexuality, Starring Dirk Bogarde in Breakthrough Performance (LGBTQ, Gay Cinema)

Gay Pride Month: Must-See LGBTQ Films: Though tame by today’s standards, this 1961 drama was ground-breaking in its honest and straightforward depiction of homosexuality and how it was perceived as mental illness and dangerous social problem.

Da 5 Blood: Interview with Spike Lee on his New Film–Netflix, June 12, 2020

I am optimistic because I see a generation of my young white brothers and sisters, who have taken to the streets like they did in the 1960s when I was growing up–Spike Lee

My Six Convicts (1952): Fregonese’s Version of Wilson’s Book about a Psychologist Experience

My Six Convicts, a serio-comedy, was adapted from the autobiographical book by Donald Powell Wilson, titled “My Six Convicts: A Psychologist’s Three Years in Fort Leavenworth.”. The film was adapted for the screen by Michael Blankfort and directed by Hugo Fregonese. Rarely shown in revivals, the movie has almost faded into obscurity. My Six Convicts […]

Gay Pride 2020: L.A. Pride Joins Froces with Black Community on June 14

The protest is scheduled for Sunday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland.