Category: Film

RAGE Reviews: Girls Gone Wild

RAGE Reviews: Girls Gone Wild

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Novelist Roald Dahl’s books are rife with precocious children, many of them depicted in a less than favorable light.  Think of the greedy brats in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie withstanding, or Danny the Champion of the World’s schoolyard bullies. Of course, Dahl was perceptive enough to lay the blame for children’s misbehavior […]

COME OUT TO FILMOUT - 17th Annual San Diego LGBT Film Festival

COME OUT TO FILMOUT – 17th Annual San Diego LGBT Film Festival

[ 0 ] May 18, 2015

by chris carpenter –  TAB HUNTER, ONE OF CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD’S “GOLDEN BOYS,” will take center stage during opening night of this year’s FilmOut. The 17th annual San Diego LGBT film festival runs from Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31 at the historic Observatory North Park Theatre. The star of such memorable movies as Damn […]

GLAAD Study Finds Studio Movies Lagging in LGBT Roles

GLAAD Study Finds Studio Movies Lagging in LGBT Roles

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015

via Edge Media Network. An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year. Examining the 114 films released by the seven largest movie studios in 2014, the study found that 17.5 percent of […]

CELEBRATE THE LGBT LIFE - The Newport Beach Film Festival

CELEBRATE THE LGBT LIFE – The Newport Beach Film Festival

[ 1 ] April 16, 2015

by chris carpenter –  There is no shortage of unique lifestyles in Southern California. There is also no shortage of film festivals… but only one, the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), has a stated dedication to reflecting as much diversity as possible. Its 16th annual edition is no exception and will take place Thursday, April […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Treats in Our Basket

RAGE REVIEWS: Treats in Our Basket

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Another Easter has come and gone, but the bunny left a few new and recommended movies, videos and even an album in his wake! Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation (now playing at Laemmle’s Playhouse in Pasadena) This spiritually-leaning documentary by Stefan Haupt, director of last year’s acclaimed The Circle (see below), […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Cinderella with a Wine Chaser

RAGE REVIEWS: Cinderella with a Wine Chaser

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Cinderella is all over the place nowadays.  The kindhearted but neglected stepdaughter/stepsister who ultimately triumphs with a little help from her fairy godmother currently stars in the #1 movie in the US that bears her name, and she recently played a significant role in the hit movie version of the stage […]

CINE GAY: A Feast of International Film at 2015 The San Diego Latino Film Festival

CINE GAY: A Feast of International Film at 2015 The San Diego Latino Film Festival

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015

by chris carpenter – Like a tamale or burrito filled with tasty things, so Cine Gay is the sweet filling within the annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. This year’s special showcase of LGBT films from Mexico, Argentina and other Spanish-speaking countries will run Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 22 at the AMC Fashion […]

OUTFEST FUSION: LGBT People of Color Film Festival

OUTFEST FUSION: LGBT People of Color Film Festival

[ 0 ] March 8, 2015

Acceptance of LGBT persons, has been a challenging road for all of us. Though progress has occurred, it continues to be a challenge in the Black, Latino and Asian cultures. The process of acceptance is partially accomplished, through positive depictions of LGBT experiences from the broadest range of ethnicities possible. Playing its part in the […]

87th ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW: Going For The Gold

87th ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW: Going For The Gold

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by chris carpenter –  The announcement of the 87th Academy Award nominations on January 15th, featured now-traditional snubs (notably Jennifer Aniston, who gives a truly transformative performance in Cake that every other major awards group recognized) and flubs (the Academy’s president initially mispronounced the name of acclaimed cinematographer Dick Pope as “Dick Poop”). Such surprises […]

RAGE REVIEWS: The Music of Love

RAGE REVIEWS: The Music of Love

[ 0 ] February 14, 2015

by chris carpenter –  ‘Tis the weekend for love on stage and screen, although I’m not sure whether the big movie release Fifty Shades of Grey qualifies since I haven’t yet seen it or read the BDSM-infused book on which it is based. Opera lovers throughout Southern California have the opportunity to quench their ardor via […]

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