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David Lynch, Ian McKellen, Xavier Dolan, Vanessa Redgrave set for Rome Film Festival Events

ROME — David Lynch will be feted with a lifetime achievement award by the Rome Film Festival where the U.S. director of “Blue Velvet” and “Twin Peaks” will also hold an onstage conversation with artistic director Antonio Monda. 301 more words


Beauty and the Beast

I really don’t have much to say about this live action remake of the 1991 animated film, other than “why?” This film is essentially exactly like that one. 129 more words

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Quote of the week: Week of June 26, 2017

There is a fantasy as old as the modern gay rights movement that if all our skins turned lavender overnight, the majority, confounded by our numbers and our diversity, and recognising a few of our faces, would at once let go of prejudice forevermore.

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Ian McKellen Says It's 'Un-American' for Trump Not to Protect Gay Rights

During an interview at the Variety Studio in Cannes Lions, the actor Ian McKellen had harsh words for President Donald Trump if he fails to follow through — as seems to be the case — on a campaign promise to protect the rights of the LGBT community. 731 more words


Richard III

There is no denying the greatness of Shakespeare, but for those to whom the Bard’s work proves inaccessible—largely because of Elizabethan language—cinema adaptations of his plays are the way to go. 974 more words


Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

RATING: 4/10

Wait what?!? Only four stars?!? Yes. The remake of the 1991 animated feature film which went on to be the first animated film to be nominated for best picture at the Oscars really doesn’t work well. 649 more words

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