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Review: 'The Forty-Year-Old Version' is an Audacious, Refreshing Comedy

Review: 'The Forty-Year-Old Version' is an Audacious, Refreshing Comedy

By Megan Kearns | Oct 1, 2020

Radha Blank's shrewd, bawdy, and frank comedy features a Black woman playwright struggling for recognition who starts rapping. It explores women aging, unapologetically being yourself, and the power of storytelling.

Watch: Netflix Launches Two New 'Boys in the Band' Featurettes

Watch: Netflix Launches Two New 'Boys in the Band' Featurettes

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 1, 2020

Netflix has released a pair of new featurettes that offer viewers insights into the cast and characters of the new "The Boys in the Band" remake, which is now available exclusively on the streaming service.

Review: 'Scare Me' an Infectious, Amusing Romp

Review: 'Scare Me' an Infectious, Amusing Romp

By Kevin Taft | Oct 1, 2020

"Scare Me" is a clever comedy about two strangers trying to frighten each other with spooky tales.

Review: 'The Boys In The Band' Plays the Same Outdated Tune

Review: 'The Boys In The Band' Plays the Same Outdated Tune

By Kevin Taft | Sep 30, 2020

"The Boys in the Band" play a tune that was absolutely of its time in 1968, but doesn't necessarily make you want to dance in the aisles in 2020.

4K Edition of 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure' Includes Homophobia Disclaimer

4K Edition of 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure' Includes Homophobia Disclaimer

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 30, 2020

The new 4K resolution edition of the hit 1989 film "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" will include a disclaimer about offensive content, very likely the film's use of homophobic slurs.

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

By Brian Bromberger | Sep 30, 2020

Virtually every issue of importance about what it means to live a life and to be a human being was concentrated in Oliver Sack's unusual life story, says director Ric Burns of his new documentary about the gay neurologist and best-selling author.

Review: Biopic 'The Glorias' Undeserving of Its Subject

Review: Biopic 'The Glorias' Undeserving of Its Subject

By Megan Kearns | Sep 30, 2020

Julie Taymor's well-intentioned biopic of feminist activist Gloria Steinem, starring Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, takes bold visual risks but ends up feeling gimmicky.

Review: 'Ursula Von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own' an Inspiring Peek Into the Artistic Process

Review: 'Ursula Von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own' an Inspiring Peek Into the Artistic Process

By Noe Kamelamela | Sep 30, 2020

This documentary explores Ursula von Rydingsvard's creation process and evolution as an artist.

'Borat' Sequel to be Released by Amazon Before Election

'Borat' Sequel to be Released by Amazon Before Election

By Jake Coyle | Sep 30, 2020

Borat is back. Sacha Baron Cohen has filmed a sequel to his 2006 film "Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" that Amazon plans to release before the election.

Eddie Redmayne Condemns Online 'Vitriol' Directed at J.K. Rowling

Eddie Redmayne Condemns Online 'Vitriol' Directed at J.K. Rowling

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 29, 2020

Eddie Redmayne has spoken out against the online "vitriol" directed at J.K. Rowling, the result of her transphobic social media comments.

'Moonlight' Filmmaker Barry Jenkins to Direct 'Lion King' Sequel

'Moonlight' Filmmaker Barry Jenkins to Direct 'Lion King' Sequel

Sep 29, 2020

The Walt Disney Co. will make a sequel to the 2019 live-action "The Lion King," with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning "Moonlight" and the James Baldwin adaptation "If Beale Street Could Talk," set to direct.

Dance Films, Classes Move On(line)

Dance Films, Classes Move On(line)

By Jim Provenzano | Sep 29, 2020

In these unprecedented times, artists still create. Dancers, choreographers, and teachers are no exception. While the in-person physicality of a dance performance can't be fully recreated, some companies are doing their best.

Review: 'The Mirror Crack'd' a Slight and Tedious Affair

Review: 'The Mirror Crack'd' a Slight and Tedious Affair

By Frank J. Avella | Sep 29, 2020

Elizabeth Taylor had some fantastic moments. With a better script, this could have been a comeback for her.

Review: Substantial 'The Acrobat' Leaves Little to Imagination

Review: Substantial 'The Acrobat' Leaves Little to Imagination

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 29, 2020

An extremely explicit tale about an act that few could handle.

Review: 'Ghost Ship - Collector's Edition' More Threadbare than Spirited

Review: 'Ghost Ship - Collector's Edition' More Threadbare than Spirited

By Ken Tasho | Sep 29, 2020

With a concept mixing the elements of the films "Thirteen Ghosts," "The Shining," and "Dead Calm," Shout Factory's new retro Blu-ray will appeal to fans of early 2000s horror schlock.

Review: 'Ivans xtc' Updates a Russian Classic

Review: 'Ivans xtc' Updates a Russian Classic

By Ken Tasho | Sep 29, 2020

A new Arrow Video Blu-ray shows the underbelly of Hollywood as it follows the story of a dying hotshot agent.

Review: 'Variety' is Essential Viewing

Review: 'Variety' is Essential Viewing

By Sam Cohen | Sep 29, 2020

Boasting a terrific new 2K restoration, this essential film that reflects on female desire should be picked up immediately.

Sufjan Stevens Describes 2018 Oscar Performance as 'Traumatizing'

Sufjan Stevens Describes 2018 Oscar Performance as 'Traumatizing'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 28, 2020

While some might regard performing on the Academy Awards as an honor, for Sufjan Stevens, the experience was "one of the most traumatizing experiences of my entire life."

Review: 'Misbehaviour' Examines Intersectionality of Sexism and Racism

Review: 'Misbehaviour' Examines Intersectionality of Sexism and Racism

By Megan Kearns | Sep 28, 2020

Philippa Lowthorpe's new film, starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Jessie Buckley, captures feminist history: The 1970 Miss World Pageant protest.

Review: The Likable Cast of 'Music For Bleeding Hearts' Is Fluid, Though the Plot is Not

Review: The Likable Cast of 'Music For Bleeding Hearts' Is Fluid, Though the Plot is Not

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 28, 2020

Can a trio of interwoven relationships between very good friends ever end well?

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