Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is not hushed about his support for the Democratic Party and his enthusiastic endorsement of a second term for President Barack Obama. The Weinstein Company co-topper, who is riding high with his recent hits THE ARTIST and THE IRON LADY, hosted a pricey fundraiser earlier this week at his Westport, Connecticut, with the President in attendance. Some 60 donors were present at the at the $35,800-a-head event, including actress Anne Hathaway, writer-producer Aaron Sorkin, actress Joanne Woodward, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and talk-show host Jerry Springer.
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
Luce (Julius Onah, 2019) 3½ out of 4 stars. In Luce, director Julius Onah makes up for having afflicted The Cloverfield Paradox on us by delivering a gripping, thought-provoking cinematic essay on race, gender, colonialism, class, power and privilege (white … Continue reading