The Last Conception (2020)

Prejudice, procreation, and mixed marriage form a comic triangle in The Last Conception by director Gabriela Ledesma. The story centers on a 30-year-old Indian American woman whose immigrant parents insist that she must marry and produce a child to  ...

The Fight (2020)

Never have the stakes seemingly been so high for the ACLU than the last few years. Since Donald Trump took office in 201, the already thinly stretched staff of the ACLU, have been working overtime tackling key, high profile  ...

The Fight (2020)

This compelling, emotionally-charged, human, and humane documentary follows four recent and critical legal cases and the dedicated and driven American Civil Liberties Union attorneys who fight for the victims behind the headlines. The ACLU, a 100-year-old  ...

Outrage & Outcry:

What is happening in America now is more than a moment. It is a movement. It is an important one that has been decades, if not centuries in the making.  Slavery, the fight for Civil Rights, the Rodney King verdict,  ...

Small Movie Theaters in the Time of Corona

In the midst of the pandemic, a handful of movies initially slated for theatrical release refused to be left behind in the binge boost under StayAtHome orders. With businesses temporarily shutdown, and all of us shut in, people have  ...

Glories of Tango (2014)

Tightly wound and intimate as tango dancing itself, the film Glories of Tango by Oliver Kolker and Hernán Findling is a movie that the viewer knows prior to conclusion will require and invite a second watching. The overall acting  ...

Batsh*t Bride (2019)

A good comedic film is much harder to create than a dramatic one. The distributor for Jonathan Smith, a 2004 graduate of Yale University’s Film Studies, releases Smith’s third feature film Batsh*t Bride for which he wrote the script  ...

SXSW Online:

Amazon recently announced that it will be streaming movies from this year's canceled SXSW festival free for 10 days in late April -- and while the exact dates and line-up are both unknown as of this posting, here are  ...

Top Three Documentaries at SXSW 2020

Though SXSW 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, a digital sampler plate of the festival's scheduled lineup nevertheless yielded three amazing documentaries to watch out for via a screening service (or, hopefully, eventually maybe even a theater)  ...

Lapsis; I’ll Meet You There

Full disclosure: after covering the jam-packed South-by-Southwest line-up for more than a decade, 2020 is the first and only time I've ever managed to see EVERY film in the festival's narrative feature competition because THIS  ...