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The Best of the Tony Awards®-The Plays consists of short excerpts from 19 dramas and comedies that have been performed live on Tony Awards® broadcasts between 1969 and 2001. After an initial prologue by Harvey Fierstein, the two to three  ...

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Forget the movie’s opening “news” footage of pasty-faced dead people getting up, staggering around, and biting everyone in sight. What truly tips the viewer off that Diary of the Dead is science fiction is the fact that early in  ...

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I’m really a sucker for inspirational movies…the ones in which an individual overcomes enormous obstacles and conquers the establishment. The ending of such movies is never in doubt. The joy in watching these films is in rooting for the underdog,  ...

Kabluey: culturevulture.net -film review

Kabluey is original in the sense that Scott Prendergast wrote, directed, and starred in it. In fact, the inspiration for the film was Prendergast’s war-widowed sister, her two sons and Prendergast’s unsuccessful attempts as their babysitter. Kabluey is remarkable in  ...

My Winnipeg, Interview with the Director

A Conversation With My Winnipeg Director Guy Maddin During the 2008 San Francisco International Film Festival, culturevulture film reviewer Beverly Berning sat down to talk to filmmaker Guy Maddin, who was there for the West Coast premiere of his latest  ...

The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007)

Les Amours d’Astrée et de Céladon Directed by Eric Rohmer Written by Eric Rohmer, Original novel by Honoré d’Urfé Starring Andy Gillet and Stéphanie Crayencour MPAA Rating: PG, French, 109 minutes. http://www.allocine.co.uk/film/fichefilm_gen_cfilm=110238.html Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni may have just  ...

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales (2006) Written and Directed by Richard Kelly Starring Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake, Sean William Scott, Wallace Shawn, Miranda Richardson, Nora Dunn http://www.southlandtales.com/ When David Lynch’s avant-garde horror film “Eraserhead” became a cult  ...

Then She Found M

Then She Found Me (2008) Directed by: Helen Hunt Starring: Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick MPAA rating: R (for language and some sexual content) Run Time: 100 minutes website It’s probably not a good idea when  ...

51 Birch Street

51 Birch Street (2005) A documentary by Doug Block English, 90 minutes At some early age we learn the "facts of life." Those are weird, but not nearly as weird as realizing that our parents "did it."  ...

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Director Daniel Karslake (PBS’s “In the Life” newsmagazine) incorporates the stories of five conservative Christian families – conservative Christian parents and their gay adult children -- to dramatize the devastating impact of homophobia in the United States today. The Bible  ...