“I have a hall. I have a dress. The apartment is almost ready. It’s a small task to God to find me a groom by the end of Hanukkah.”
In The Commune, a group of friends form a commune in 1970s Copenhagen. It is an adventure that is both fun and challenging. Sometimes the differences between the residents are humorous, but all this togetherness can also break down things that seemed solid.
For those who enjoy film, the names John Ford, Frank Capra, George Stevens, William Wyler, and John Huston will be familiar. All are Oscar-winning directors (with a total of 14 Oscars between them). They were also part of the World War II war effort as military filmmakers.
It can be hard enough being a teenager, but for Ray it is complicated by being transgendered. At the beginning of the film he tells us his birthday wish each year is always the same: to have a boy’s body.
When a historian from the year 2592 visits present day New York City, she has a lot to learn. Actually it’s not a planned visit. There was a time traveling accident and she was separated from her group and is alone in this world she has only read about.
I’ve reached the final day of Newport Beach Film Festival. I’ve managed to take in a load of films, but there are a whole lot more I could get to.
It’s time to note the top films from the Newport Beach Film Festival. Like other film festivals, NBFF has awards. There are jury awards and audience awards. And, of course I have my favorites as well. We’ll start with my top films. Rather than noting a best of fest, I’ll just give you my top… [Read More]
My movie choices at Newport Beach Film Festival on Tuesday were stories filled with humanity, love, and compassion.
There was a threat of existential angst that ran through the films I saw yesterday at Newport Beach Film Festival. But the films were all very different and approached those questions in different ways.
You’ll note I never give you a preview of what I’ll see the next day when I make my report each day. That is because one never knows what will be sold out leading me to figure out a plan B (or plans B throughout the day).