For the first time ever, a story from award-winning comic essayist David Sedaris is being adapted as a film. The story C.O.G. from his best-seller 1997 collection of essays NAKED will begin production in October from writer-director Kyle Patrick Alvarez (Indie Spirit Award winner for EASIER THAN PRACTICE). The film is based on Sedaris’ experiences when in his late 20s he went to go work as an apple picker in the orchards of Oregon. His encounters with the religious right and the narrow-minded locals offers comic fodder for an observation on the on-going culture wars in America.
Bloodline (Henry Jacobson, 2019 ) 3 out of 4 stars. How many people in our lives that we trust do we actually really know, inside and out? Do we know their light side and their dark side? Do we know … Continue reading
This Is Not Berlin (“Esto no es Berlín”) (Hari Sama) 2 out of 4 stars. What doesn’t sound interesting about a movie detailing the queer art scene of 1980’s Mexico City? I, for one, was all in. Unfortunately, despite centering … Continue reading
Love, Antosha (Garret Price, 2019) 3½ out of 4 stars. The actor Anton Yelchin (1989-2016), who died in a freak accidentin his own driveway, starred in movies both large and small, from the rebooted Star Trek franchise to the highly … Continue reading
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (Mads Brügger, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961) was the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving from 1953 until his death in a plane crash in Africa. An idealistic and militant soul, the … Continue reading