These Days is a half-hour pandemic-set comedy but whether it will be appealing to audiences or not is something that remains to be seen. Mae (Marianne Rendón) is a professional dancer so the pandemic has not been kind in terms of work. We don’t know much about her when we first meet her. What we do know is that she’s trying the whole online dating over Skype. Guy #1 is an epic disaster. Seriously, you…"Sundance 2021: These Days"
Robert Mapplethorpe’s story is one that’s best told as a documentary as the narrative feature, Mapplethorpe, does not do him justice. It’s unfortunate because Mapplethorpe (Matt Smith) was such an iconic photographer. Nearly 30 years following his death from AIDS in 1989, his photos are still a big part of cultural history. The film starts just before Mapplethorpe moves into the Hotel Chelsea in the late 1960s, where he’s living with Patti Smith (Marianne Rendón)…"Frameline 2018: Mapplethorpe"