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Frameline 41, The Pop Quiz: Part 1

FRAMELINE 41 initiated a pair of press days for those of us covering the festival, and it offered me a rare opportunity to talk to many of the participating filmmakers … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 1 Comment


Sneaking into theaters without benefit of a press screening, MORTDECAI is a tragically unfunny attempt at lighthearted comedy. Based on the novel “Don’t Point that That Thing at Me” by … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

BLACKBIRD — Mo’Nique, Patrik-Ian Polk and Julian Walker Interview

One of the best movies you won’t see at the multiplex.

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Considering the AMERICAN PROMISE with Michele Stephenson & Joe Brewster

AMERICAN PROMISE, which debuts on PBS’ POV on February 4, 2014, is on my top ten list of films from 2013. It does what a great film should do, make … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

12 YEARS A SLAVE — Lupita Nyong’o Interview

12 YEARS A SLAVE, based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, a free man of color who was sold into slavery in the ante-bellum United States, is Lupita Nyong’o feature … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Michele Stephenson & Joe Brewster Talk AMERICAN PROMISE.

To say that filmmakers Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster were fearless when depicting their family honestly in AMERICAN PROMISE is an understatement of epic proportions.  Their doc, which chronicles 13 … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment