August 31, 2016 — The Boxer and the Bombshell (aka The Tender Hook) brings a new sensibility and cinematic beauty to a classic film noir set up.In 1920s Australia, McHeath (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix, The Key Man) is a boxing promoter/thug with an ethereally lovely girlfriend, Iris (Rose Byrne, X- Men: First Class, Wicker Park). Iris becomes interested in Art (Matthew Le Nevez, Peaches), a young boxer working for McHeath, at around the same time that she begins to tire of her boyfriend’s violent […]
August 30, 2016 — When Soren Sorensen was ten years old, his father, Peter, took him to Washington, D.C., where he saw his father trace the names of two men off of Maya Lin’s Vietnam War Memorial. Then he watched in astonishment as the usually stoic Peter’s eyes filled with tears.Peter Sorensen had served in Vietnam. The names he traced belonged to two men he had served with, neither of whom survived the war.Soren Sorensen set out to try to understand his […]
August 30, 2016 — This is a jail you definitely do not want to find yourself in.Prisoners wake up in dank, horrible cells, unsure how they got there. The guards torment them at will. Prisoners are not certain which crimes got them sent to jail or what their actual sentences are. Eventually it becomes clear that they all belong in this horrible place. These people have committed serious offenses, and the judgements levied against their crimes have been severe.Somewhere is the judge, a mysterious creature who gets to […]
August 30, 2016 — There is little question that White Girl, director Elizabeth Wood’s explosive film, is making a major star out of actress Morgan Saylor.Rolling Stone called Saylor one of the year’s break-out stars. “There are so many remarkable things about Saylor’s ferocious lead performance in White Girl that it’s hard to know where to begin. Obliterating whatever assumptions you might have from watching her on Homeland, the 21-year-old plays a fresh-faced college sophomore named Leah who moves to Queens, falls […]
August 29, 2016 — Mark and Jonah’s three-year long relationship is challenged after Mark’s father dies and Mark’s spiraling depression pushes him into therapy. Jonah suggests anti-depressants, but Mark’s continuing issues force him to confront his demons and re-evaluate all of the elements of his life he has been taking for granted.Among those elements is his relationship with Jonah.The arrival of Mark’s estranged sister puts more pressure on his relationship until he begins to question whether he still feels the love for […]
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