Directed by Sarah Smith and written by Phillip Guttmann, Black Hat takes us into the life of a Chasidic Jew hiding a very big secret from his community. After starting in the sanctuary of a shul, Shmuel (Adam Silver) heads to work where he manages a dry cleaner. He has a look of worry in his eyes when he sees two men walking hand in hand. What eventually follows is a restless night for Shmuel. …"Tribeca 2019: Black Hat"
While Avengers: Endgame should be commended for having a character be openly gay, the way in which it was done was so poorly executed. The spoiler ban lifts on Monday per the Russo brothers but I cannot contain this any longer. We get a character during a support group who talks about the things that have changed over the previous five years. When you pay close attention, you learn that this man–played by director Joe…"Avengers: Endgame – The Gay Moment And More"
The Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival has announced their lineup for the 2019 installment, running May 23-June 2, 2019. TORONTO, ON (May 3, 2019) – The 29th annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival (Inside Out), championing innovative LGBTQ filmmakers from across the globe, revealed its full feature and short film lineup. The announcement was made today by Inside Out’s Executive Director Andria Wilson and the festival’s Director of Programming Andrew Murphy. Inside Out, which…"2019 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival Lineup"
Producer Hillary Pierce joined Solzy at the Movies during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival to discuss the award-winning documentary, The River and The Wall. What was so important about making The River and The Wall? Hillary Pierce: We felt like it was really important to give a voice to the river and everyone that lives along it including the wildlife. In this national conversation, there’s just a lot of talk from a lot of people…"Hillary Pierce talks The River and The Wall"
Tell it to the Bees certainly means well but the reality is that 1950s British love story could very well be something that transpires today. Based on Fiona Shaw’s novel, the film tells the story of how Lydia Weekes (Holliday Grainger) and son Charlie Weekes (Gregor Selkirk) came to be involved with Dr. Jean Markham (Anna Paquin). Dr. Markham hadn’t lived in the small British town since leaving as a teenager. She’s town returned to take…"Tell it to the Bees: A Different Love Story"
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal will be one of the year’s most important and essential documentaries to watch. Trigger Warning: Sexual Abuse. For over twenty years, Larry Nassar was the trainer for the USA Gymnastics Women’s National Team in addition to Michigan State. Nobody could ever predict what we was doing behind closed doors. It only came to light as a result of the #MeToo movement. The resulting trial didn’t just…"At the Heart of Gold is A Must-Watch Documentary"
Holocaust survivor and legendary sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer gets introduced to new audiences by way of Ask. Dr. Ruth. Before becoming a legendary sex therapist, Ruth Westheimer barely escaped the Holocaust. She would eventually relocate to Israel before making her way to New York. The rest as we know is history. Everything would change in 1980. This is when Westheimer would start her radio show, Sexually Speaking. While the radio show would come to…"Ask Dr. Ruth profiles legendary sex therapist"
Uglydolls tries so hard to be so many things but not even catchy music is able to save the animated film by the end of the film. In Uglyville, you have a city that preaches being the best that one can be. Even though they aren’t perfect, everyone appears to be having fun. Okay, so today’s not the day but maybe it’ll come tomorrow?!? Even when it doesn’t happen, three-toothed Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) still brings…"Uglydolls: Catchy Music Can’t Save It"
The Intruder may be thrilling but laughable in that it’s full of predictable thriller cliches that never stop even when we know what’s coming. When Scott (Michael Ealy) and Annie (Meagan Good) decide to leave the city for Napa Valley, they’re getting more than they bargained for. They find their dream home in the form of Foxglove even if Bambi killer Charlie Peck (Dennis Quaid) owns it. Scott, perhaps seeing something that Annie doesn’t, decides that the asking…"The Intruder is Thrilling, Predictable"
Premiering during Tribeca, Clementine might be a slowly paced film but has a lot to offer when it comes to commentary on relationships. The gist of the film is that Karen (Otmara Marrero) gets into a complicated relationship with Lana (Sydney Sweeney) after breaking into ex-girlfriend D’s (Sonya Walger) lake house. When we first meet Karen, she’s in a very vulnerable position. She once shared a home and dog, Ramsey, with D. But with the…"Tribeca 2019: Clementine"