Moonlight (2016): Review

Moonlight (2016) dir. Barry Jenkins written by: Barry Jenkins, Tarell McCraney starring: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae, André Holland       4 out of 4 stars Few films have engaged me quite like Moonlight.  I’ve had the pleasure to… Continue Reading

The Handmaiden (2016): Viewed and Reviewed

The Handmaiden (2016) dir. Chan-wook Park written by: Seo-Kyung Chung, Chan-wook Park starring: Kim Tae-ri, Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha       4 out of 4 stars Some movies can floor you with their no holds originality and frank delivery, even when piled on… Continue Reading

Holding the Man (2016): Viewed and Reviewed

Holding the Man (2016) dir. Neil Armfeld written by: Tommy Murphy starring: Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Guy Pearce, Camilla Ah Kin, Geoffrey Rush   3.25 out of 4 stars Happy Pride Month one and all!  With this past week’s tragedy(ies) and… Continue Reading

SIFF 2016 Review: Little Men

Little Men (2016) dir. Ira Sachs written by: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias starring: Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Jennifer Ehle, Greg Kinnear, Paulina Garcia   2.5 out of 4 stars Ira Sachs has been exploring homosexual life in unique ways.  Keep the Lights… Continue Reading

SIFF 2016 Review: Miles

 Miles (2016) dir. Nathan Adloff written by: Nathan Adloff, Justin D.M. Palmer starring: Tim Boardman, Molly Shannon, Missi Pyle, Paul Reiser   2.5 out of 4 stars The first weekend of SIFF was full of multiple firsts for me.  It held my first… Continue Reading

SIFF 2016 Review: Closet Monster

Closet Monster (2016) dir. Stephen Dunn written by: Stephen Dunn starring: Connor Jessup, Aaron Abram, Isabella Rossellini   3.25 out of 4 stars In efforts to vary my movie watching experience with the beginning of SIFF, I will move from Viva’s strained… Continue Reading

Seattle International Film Festival: Movie Week Ahead – 5/20 through 5/26

Upcoming Movies Week 5/20 through 5/26 Tonight announces the North American premiere of Woody Allen’s new film Cafe Society, starring Jesse Eisenberg as Woody Allen and a bunch of beautiful ladies tripping over themselves to work with the ethically questionable but continuous surprising/disappointing director… Continue Reading

Viewed and Reviewed: Viva (2016)

Viva (2016) dir. Paddy Breathnach written by: Mark O’Halloran starring: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García   3 out of 4 stars Father/son relations are difficult enough when there is understanding and shared interests.  When the son is an aspiring drag… Continue Reading