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'Never Rarely' Tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' Leads NBRs

'Never Rarely' Tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' Leads NBRs

By Jake Coyle | Jan 26, 2021

The teen abortion drama "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" landed a leading seven nominations, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated and women dominated the best director category in the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced Tuesday.

Review: Restored 'The Ascent' Essential for Fans of Soviet Cinema

Review: Restored 'The Ascent' Essential for Fans of Soviet Cinema

By Sam Cohen | Jan 26, 2021

Larisa Shepitko's award-winning World War II drama is now available on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection, complete with a new 4K restoration and a slew of special features.

Review: 'Freaky' is Fine, but No Classic

Review: 'Freaky' is Fine, but No Classic

By Kevin Taft | Jan 26, 2021

"Freaky" is a sometimes funny, sometimes clever romp, but it doesn't hold a candle to Landon's "Happy Death Day."

'Soul,' 'Ma Rainey's' among AFI's Top 10 Films of the Year

'Soul,' 'Ma Rainey's' among AFI's Top 10 Films of the Year

By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 26, 2021

The American Film Institute announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar's jazz themed "Soul" and two of Chadwick Boseman's final films: the August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and Spike Lee's Vietnam drama "Da 5 Bloods."

'Eternals' Star Opens Up About Marvel's Gay Superhero, First Same-Sex Kiss

'Eternals' Star Opens Up About Marvel's Gay Superhero, First Same-Sex Kiss

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 25, 2021

Haaz Sleiman, one of the cast in the upcoming Marvel film "Eternals," shared his take on the upcoming movie's introduction of a married gay superhero and the film franchise's first same-sex kiss.

Review: 'Identifying Features' is a Shattering Portrait of Immigration and a Mother's Search for Her Son

Review: 'Identifying Features' is a Shattering Portrait of Immigration and a Mother's Search for Her Son

By Megan Kearns | Jan 25, 2021

A mother searches for her missing son after he leaves home to cross the border from Mexico to the U.S. in this Fernanda Valadez-directed film. It's haunting and devastating.

Review: 'Notturno' Takes a Long, Deep Look at a Region in Turmoil

Review: 'Notturno' Takes a Long, Deep Look at a Region in Turmoil

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 25, 2021

"Notturno" isn't going to give us answers. It doesn't want to. It wants to pique us and spur us to ask the questions we need to ask.

Brazil's LGBT Refugees Tell Their Stories in the Short Film 'Hazte Sentir'

Brazil's LGBT Refugees Tell Their Stories in the Short Film 'Hazte Sentir'

By Jim Provenzano | Jan 24, 2021

The short film "Hazte Sentir (Make Yourself Heard)" documents a moment in the lives of LGBT refugees in Manaus, the largest city in Brazil's Amazonas state. Cineola and Frameline share the collaborative film free online.

Edmunds: Top Automotive Tech at CES 2021

Edmunds: Top Automotive Tech at CES 2021

By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | Jan 23, 2021

The atmosphere at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, held virtually for the first time due to the pandemic, struck a different tone than in years past.

Review: Love Conquers All in 'Breaking Fast'

Review: Love Conquers All in 'Breaking Fast'

By Roger Walker-Dack | Jan 22, 2021

"Breaking Fast" is the story of how one queer Muslim falls in love.

Bond Film 'No Time to Die' Delayed Again because of Virus

Bond Film 'No Time to Die' Delayed Again because of Virus

Jan 22, 2021

It's still not time for "No Time to Die."

'Queer Japan's Colorful Mosaic Graham Kolbeins' - New Documentary Visualizes Diverse Asian Subcultures

'Queer Japan's Colorful Mosaic Graham Kolbeins' - New Documentary Visualizes Diverse Asian Subcultures

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jan 21, 2021

Graham Kolbeins' new documentary 'Queer Japan' is a colorful and sometimes dizzying portrait of LGBT life in several major Japanese cities, starting with Tokyo.

Review: 'Open Up to Me' Has Heart and a Little Fire, But No Bite

Review: 'Open Up to Me' Has Heart and a Little Fire, But No Bite

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2021

This Finnish drama by writer-director Simo Halinen is almost over-stuffed with sexually uptight, anxious characters who act out in a variety of ill-considered, and potentially disastrous, ways.

Review: Family Drama 'Let Him Go' is Quiet, Intense

Review: Family Drama 'Let Him Go' is Quiet, Intense

By Padraic Maroney | Jan 19, 2021

This is a slow-burn tale of trying to keep a family together that delivers standout performances from its female cast.

Review: 'Toys Of Terror' Boasts Retro Feel, Few Chills

Review: 'Toys Of Terror' Boasts Retro Feel, Few Chills

By Ken Tasho | Jan 19, 2021

A new horror film takes the elements of the Christmas slasher genre, ("Krampus," "Gremlins") and any of the numerous ghost stories out there, combining them all into a tale of its own.

Review: 'Prince of Darkness' Not Carpenter's Best, But Worth a Look For Horror Fans

Review: 'Prince of Darkness' Not Carpenter's Best, But Worth a Look For Horror Fans

By Ken Tasho | Jan 19, 2021

From now on, you may decide that the only way to watch a John Carpenter horror film is in Ultra 4K high definition.

Review: 'Sudden Fear' on DVD Recalls Crawford at Her Best

Review: 'Sudden Fear' on DVD Recalls Crawford at Her Best

By Frank J. Avella | Jan 19, 2021

The draw here is Crawford, and she delivers magnificently. If you can toss away any hints of "Mommie Dearest," you might truly appreciate an actress who knows when to hold back and when to let loose.

Review: 'Rolling Thunder Review: A Bob Dylan Story' is Superlative on Blu-ray

Review: 'Rolling Thunder Review: A Bob Dylan Story' is Superlative on Blu-ray

By Sam Cohen | Jan 19, 2021

Martin Scorsese's "Rolling Thunder Revue" gets a superlative Blu-ray release from the Criterion Collection. This comes highly recommended to all fans of Bob Dylan and Scorsese.

Review: Bromance 'The Climb' a Triumph of Quirky Filmmaking

Review: Bromance 'The Climb' a Triumph of Quirky Filmmaking

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2021

This is more than a buddy movie, examining the concept of family from the inside out, stripping away the gloss, and using points of interpersonal friction to illuminate as well as provide dramatic sparks.

Watch: When Gay Actors Were Cast in Gay Roles

Watch: When Gay Actors Were Cast in Gay Roles

By Robert Nesti | Jan 18, 2021

In Hollywood's long history, there have been instances of gay actors playing gay roles. Here's a list.

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