While I plan to drop in on a number of other movies if the opportunity arises, here are a few highlights — with a focus on documentary.
|By: Shannon Sonenstein Sonrouille Thursday January 9, 2014 3:57 pm|
To celebrate the New Year and kick off the conversation in FDL’s new Arts & Culture space, I thought it would be interesting to put together a resolution watch list for all of us interested in great films. And, who better to curate recommendations than people who make movies themselves?
|By: Suzanne Wednesday December 25, 2013 10:00 pm|
Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition. Be sure to press the cc on the player for the lyrics.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday December 22, 2013 4:00 pm|
Is God dead? The very existence of this movie proves that God, while not yet dead, is at least coming down with a really bad case of the flu.
God’s Not Dead gives top billing to a cameo appearance by Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson (the one with the business degree), who appears as himself with his wife Korie, playing herself. Hold onto your willing suspension of disbelief: Kevin “Hercules” Sorbo stars as a Shakespeare-quoting philosophy professor who demands all his students write the phrase “God is dead” as part of their first day of class exercises.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday December 12, 2013 5:44 pm|
Jupiter Ascending looks amazing! I don’t really like sci-fi but I would see this in an instant. We’ll have to wait until July 25, 2014 for the Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski written/directed space epic to open, though. Jupiter Ascending stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones, a Russian immigrant janitor with the same genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe, which grants her immortality and other cool powers.
|By: Elliott Saturday December 7, 2013 4:00 am|
Of course not everyone celebrates Christmas, but year-end is always a good time for reflection nonetheless, I think that’s universal. What movies do you watch at the end of the year for fun or inspiration, or memories? Obscure is good, too. Any promising new ones? And please include Hanukkah-themed ones as well, even though this year it has already been and gone.
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday November 2, 2013 7:20 pm|
Geek’s OUT has been the instrumental primogenitor in raising awareness about Orson Scott Card’s nastiness, his homophobia, his anti-equality activism through their Skip Ender’s Game campaign.
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday October 25, 2013 6:30 am|
The Advocate’s interview with Glenn Greenwald reveals a lot about the lawyer-turned journalist who broke the Edward Snowden NSA leaks. And in it, Greenwald explains that during a his lengthy interview with Snowden in Hong Kong he learned what inspired and motivated the twenty-something security expert to blow the whistle on the NSA’s surveillance programs.
|By: Jessica Tomberlin Friday October 18, 2013 5:20 pm|
Seven years in the making writer/director Steven Bernstein’s feature film staring Helen Hunt and Samantha Morton, Decoding Annie Parker, based on the true story of breast cancer survivor Annie Parker premiered at the Palm Beach International Film Festival on April 4, 2013. With the launch of the film on the festival circuit, Bernstein and his team announced it would also be showing at special benefit screenings with half the revenue going to charities in support of the cause.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday September 24, 2013 8:00 pm|
I met Kim Fowley, the man who
discovered created the Runaways, when I was 16, and at the time I thought he was the scariest man on earth. Tall, skinny with huge deep-set eyes and giant teeth, he had a rapid fire series of phrases he’d rattle off as he leered.