Lingua Franca happens to shine a spotlight on transgender representation by way of a film that places a strong focus on immigration. When it comes to transgender representation on screen, there is a right way and wrong way. The wrong way is to make a character trans just for the sake of being trans. It is in this instance that a trans character becomes–more or less–a gimmick and really doesn’t serve the film. This is…"AFI Fest 2019: Lingua Franca"
Taking place over the course of one day during the War of 1812, Mohawk is a thriller that reminds us of the costs of war. Director Ted Geoghegan, who co-wrote the film with Grady Hendrix, takes us back to the Niagara Frontier towards the end of the War of 1812. For the U.S. history buffs out there, there were indeed battles that were located in the Niagara Frontier during the War of 1812. Historically speaking, for what…"Mohawk: A Very Personal Thriller"