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Movie Review: Beach Rats

Eliza Hittman’s Beach Rats (B-) is a dreamlike Brooklyn-set character study about an aimless young man who struggles with his sexuality as he tries to be macho for his seaside buddies and girlfriend while leading a furtive double life of

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Posted in 2017

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Preview: Young Professionals Night — Family Commitments

      PREVIEW:  Young Professionals Night, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Woodruff Arts Center, Saturday, February 11, 2017 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NIGHT, presented by ACCESS Party at 7:00 PM • Film at 8:40 PM Ethnic identity, family dysfunction and an unexpected

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Posted in 2017, Industry News

Movie Review: Moonlight (2016)

Written and directed with poignancy and grace, Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (A) is urgent in telling a three-chapter coming of age story of a young African-American man named Chiron and how his experiences growing up in America (largely in a surreal

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: King Cobra

Justin Kelly’s King Cobra (D+) is a mystery thriller with little mystery or thrills. Set in 2006 as YouTube was coming of age, the film purports to bring a Boogie Nights type allure to the goings-on behind the firewall of

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: Other People (2016)

Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon might not be anyone’s first casting choices as a gay comedy writer and his dying mom, respectively; but boy are they a moving and marvelous duo in Chris Kelly’s alternately hilarious and heartbreaking melodrama Other

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: An Act of Love (2015)

Scott Sheppard’s documentary An Act of Love (B) is the powerful account of United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer who challenged convention by officiating his son’s same-sex marriage ceremony despite church doctrine. Sheppard delves deep into the heart of an American

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Posted in 2015

Movie Review: Lazy Eye

Tim Kirkman’s Lazy Eye (B) advances one of my favorite genres of film: the talky, plaintiff romance. This two-decades later Before Sunrise effect seems to be casting its spell into every corridor, from the early days of Barack and Michelle

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: Paris 05:59: Theo and Hugo

Jacques Martindeau and Oliver Ducaste’s French language film Paris 05:59: Theo and Hugo (B-) can’t quite sustain the energy of its kaleidoscopic first act as it depicts an unexpected chronicle of young love with unfathomable origins. The central gay couple

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Posted in 2016

Movie Review: 4th Man Out

Andrew Nackman’s 4th Man Out (B+) is a funny and naturally charming comedy about a 24-year-old small-town everyman auto mechanic (Evan Todd) who comes out as gay to his entourage of three very heterosexual bros, played by a pack of

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Posted in 2015, 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Carol

The 1950’s New York City of Todd Haynes’ Carol (B+) is gorgeous to behold. A stardust fantasy inked in pinks, draped in lavender and spiced with holiday peppermint sticks, it is also home to a burgeoning forbidden romance between an

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Posted in 2015, Rent It Tonight

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