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‘The Favourite’ is a Cunning, Cheeky Treat

‘The Favourite’ is a Cunning, Cheeky Treat

Originally published in Cleveland Scene. There’s a moment in director Yorgos Lanthimos’ new period dramedy that perfectly encapsulates its sumptuous, irresistibly cheeky charm. Wig-wearing, rouge-splattered Parliamentary leaders are racing ribbon-adorned ducks around a tiny racetrack inside a royal palace, cheering them on with wild, honking abandon. It matters little that the “prime minister” isn’t really

Pride San Antonio’s QFest to Screen Over 80 Films From Around the Globe

Organizers of Pride San Antonio’s fifth annual QFest LGBT International Film Festival have released the list of films to be screened at this year’s festival, which runs from October 12 through October 15 at Brooks City Base Cinema. This year’s entries include international features and short subjects which run the gamut of genres, from documentaries

‘Colette’ Is a Breezy Look at the Life of the French Writer

Originally published in the St. Louis Riverfront Times. With the rush of awards season still a few weeks away, the art-house-lite attractions begin to blur together into a vaguely familiar mix of modest period settings and upper-middle-class drama, set to a chamber orchestra and with just enough feminism and gender issues to seem reassuringly (yet

Music and Romance Hit Emotional High Notes in ‘A Star Is Born’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Three-time Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) makes a mostly convincing, albeit imperfect, directorial debut with A Star Is Born, the third reimagining of the film since the original version hit the silver screen more than 80 years ago. In this newest reiteration, six-time Grammy-award-winning singer Lady