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In the summer of 2006, seven young women violently defended themselves from an anti-gay bigot in New York City's Greenwich Village. Or so they claim. The male perpetrator, or victim depending on which version of the story you read, says he was unreasonably attacked by a gang of angry lesbians. Four of the seven were eventually convicted, with two facing pending sentencing appeals. Read More
The two circles featuring the cult classic movie The Room, and James Franco’s baby brother Dave overlap and create a venn diagram with a middle space entitled “Things I Love.” This is why I was so excited to hear that the actor my friends and I affectionately refer to as “baby Franco” will be playing Greg Sestero in the (stay with me now) movie version of Sestero’s book about his experience filming the movie The Room, titled The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room. Read More
This documentary is the perfect way to fully educate Americans on one of the landmark political shifts of the 20th century. The Case Against 8 follows the two gay couples chosen to make the case to overturn Proposition 8, California’s ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage. The two women, Kris Perry and Sandra Stier, and the two men, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, endure experiences that would tear many marriages limb from limb as their quest to wed proceeds for over five years. Read More
This fun new film opens today, June 6th! Written and directed by indie darling Michael Tully, Ping Pong Summer will charm your socks off and make you yearn for summer camp, popsicles, old school rhymes, and the feel-good style of 1985. The colors are crazy, the clothes are boss, and emotions (and hormones) run high. The narrative centers around Rad Miracle (played by Marcello Conte), a 13-year-old kid whose life is built around his obsessions. Namely, hip-hop and Ping Pong. To say that the film features an all-star cast would be an understatement. Read More
Opens today in theaters! The elevator pitch for Obvious Child is startlingly simple: Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), a 20-something comedian nursing a broken heart, has a drunken one-night stand with a stranger, gets knocked up, and has an abortion. The end. But the experience of watching the film is much more than the sum of its parts. Carrying the distinction of being one of the first ever pro-choice comedies, Obvious Child—which was a Sundance favorite—is also kind, brave, and exactly the sort of film you’d want to see with your BFFs. (Or even your mom, depending on how liberal she is. Read More
Rocks in My Pockets is an animated movie for adults that poses the question, “How do you stay sane in this crazy world?”  While this particular line of thinking is nothing new, the film, funded by over 800 Kickstarter contributions, searches for answers via five women and their personal battles with depression and suicide. Read More
I have been staring at an open Word document since late Friday evening after I sat in a sold-out theater and watched my New Favorite Film unfold before me, trying to put into words what about Maleficent made me exclaim (much to the dismay of the audience members around me) “THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL” right after (major spoilers ahead) Maleficent kisses Aurora on the forehead, awakening her from the curse with true love’s first kiss. Read More
Dan (Mark Ruffalo) is a shaggy-haired, chain-smoking, alcoholic divorced dad with a broken dream of running his own record label. Gretta (Keira Knightley) is a down-on-her-luck young New York émigré with a song in her heart and a battered past of her own. Begin Again is less about the new beginning these two lonely city dwellers find, and more about coming to terms with previous endings. Light on plot and heavy on stubbly Mark Ruffalo grins, Begin Again is perfect for a solo movie night. Read More
Emoticon ;) might be the cutest movie title I've ever seen. It puts it all out there and let’s you know that this movie is going to be something different. The indie drama follows Elena (Livia De Paolis), a graduate student working on a thesis about “modern means of communication.” The plot examines her relationship with a much older man and the issues that can come up when dating a person very different from herself. She tries to hold everything together through school, a pregnancy scare, and adjusting to her new place in her partner’s life. Read More
One of our favorite ladies out there, Tina Fey, is starring in a new family rom-com movie called, "This is Where I Leave You," coming to theaters September 12th. The film's cast is just perfect as it brings together the comedic gems from the past and the present. Alongside Tina is living legend, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, and rising stars like Adam Driver and Corey Stoll.  "This is Where I Leave You" is an adaptation of a novel by the same name, written by Jonathan Tropper, who actually adapted the script himself. Read More