Perverts!

Camp began as a secret code among gay men, as a kind of handshake, recognizing each other as members of the same disaffected group. Andy Warhol was an early master at taking pleasure in noticing bad taste; actually elevating the  ...

Stephanie Daley

Amber Tamblyn as Stephanie Daley. Photo by Carol Cohen. As dramatic openings go, "Stephanie Daley" has a good one. A bleeding, sixteen year old girl collapses on her high school ski trip. Rushed to the hospital, we  ...

Without the King

Without the King (2007) Directed by: Michael Skolnik Documentary MPAA rating: Not Rated (but no profanity, sex, or violence) Run time: 84 minutes http://www.firstrunfeatures.com/withouttheking_synopsis.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o37iJhBo7VU Michael Skolnik’s documentary about the royal family of Swaziland is like that  ...

 The Camden 28

A documentary by Anthony Giacchino official website Father Mike Doyle (front) and Robert Good enter Federal court in Camden, NJ The advertisement for Anthony Giacchino's first feature length documentary, The Camden 28, poses an interesting question- "How far would  ...

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Exterminating Angels (Les Anges Exterminateurs) (2006) Belgium Directed and written by Jean-Claude Brisseau In December of 2005, former school teacher, now writer-director Jean-Claude Brisseau was convicted of sexual harassment, given a one-year suspended prison sentence, and fined 15,000  ...

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Directed by Jason Reitman Written by Diablo Cody Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Allison Janney USA, 92 minutes. MPAA rating PG-13. http://www.foxsearchlight.com/juno/ Juno, a smart-mouthed, sweet, well-acted comedy directed  ...

My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

My Kid Could Paint That (2007) Documentary, USA, 82 minutes Directed by Amir Bar-Lev http://www.sonyclassics.com/mykidcouldpaintthat/ When she was two years old, Maria Olmstead enjoyed watching her father paint. So, he gave her some paper, brushes, and paint,  ...

The Red Balloon

In 1956, a short (only 34 minutes) and almost completely wordless film came out in France, and immediately won the hearts of children and adults around the world. It was the first short film to receive a Palme d’Or at  ...

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Just when we thought the topic of race in America couldn't possibly get more complicated, along comes Barack Obama to deepen and enrich the conversation and the Clintons to flatten and degrade it. Lanre Olabisi's maiden feature film, August the  ...

Cruising

And with that, the crowd at San Francisco's Castro Theater--the gayest theater in the gayest neighborhood of the gayest city in America--sat down recently for a special screening of Friedkin's 1980 Cruising. You know the plot: a serial killer  ...