A cantor is facing a crisis as he trains his former grade school music teacher for an adult Bat Mitzvah in Between the Temples. It’s always amazing to hear about the genesis behind a project. In this case, real life events would inspire this moving and funny film. It’s entertaining and I love how it’s not just Jewish stereotypes coming across the screen. These are real people and for my Jewish LGBTQ friends, there’s also…"Between the Temples – Sundance 2024"
Beach Rats won’t be a film that appeals to the masses but Eliza Hittman delivers a quality film nevertheless. Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film stars Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, and Kate Hodge. Set in Brooklyn, Frankie (Dickinson) is struggling with who he is as his father is dying of cancer. He searches the internet to hookup with older men but he never really comes out as gay in the film. He chats…"Beach Rats: Not Quite a Coming-Out Story"