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New Film: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give Directed by George Tillman Jr. Five years ago, when “Fruitvale Station” was released, I interviewed writer/director Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Black Panther”) regarding the differences in terms of our relationships with police. For me, as a kid, they were adults you could/should stop...

Festivals Film

2018 Marks 27th Year for the BENT Sacramento LGBTQ Film Festival

Celebrating its 27th anniversary, BENT-Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival is a spectacular community and cultural event consisting of three days of LGBTQ film, local food, beer, wine and live entertainment. BENT Film Fest will take place the weekend of October 12-14, at the Crest Theatre...

New Film: A Star is Born
Film Review

New Film: A Star is Born

A Star is Born Directed by Bradley Cooper I fully expected to watch “A Star is Born” and then feel compelled to compare and contrast it to the multiple previous iterations of the same, basic story. But this new film both succeeds and fails on its own merits and it didn’t push me into retrospective...

New Films: Papillon, The Happytime Murders
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New Films: Papillon, The Happytime Murders

Papillon Directed by Michael Noer There’s something wonderfully simple about the 1973 adaptation of “Papillon,” starring Steve McQueen as Henri “Papillon” Charriere and Dustin Hoffman as forger Louis Dega, whom he meets while being shipped to a penal colony in French Guiana. We see them both for...

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New Films: BlacKkKlansman, Dog Days, The Meg

BlacKkKlansman Directed by Spike Lee In 1970, in the midst of the Vietnam War, the film adaptation of MASH: A Tale of Three Army Doctors was released as just “MASH,” later spawning the long running television series “M*A*S*H.” The book had been set during the Korean War, and based on the actual...

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