6 items from 2017
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Writer/director Stephen Dunn’s feature debut Closet Monster cares little about convention to tell the story of Oscar Madly (Connor Jessup) growing up with a psychological revulsion to his sexual urges, all thanks to an extremely disturbing event witnessed as a child. This prologue glimpse at his youth (played by Jack Fulton) is a mash-up of tough coming-of-age-dramatics and a dark-edged imaginative whimsy that intrigues to draw you closer. »
- The Film Stage
What's in store for the new season of American Crime? Recently, creator John Ridley discussed the upcoming third season of the ABC TV series, The Wrap reports.Season three of the anthology crime drama will revolve around issues of undocumented workers and human trafficking. The cast includes Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral, Regina King, Connor Jessup, Benito Martinez, and Lili Taylor.Read More… »
The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Galeca), of which I'm a proud voting member, has revealed its nominees for the best in film and television of 2016. Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" led the pack with 7 nods followed by Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" with 6. Winners will be announced on Thursday, January 26.
Complete List Of Galeca 2016/17 Dorian Awards Nominees:
Note: Categories with more than five nominees involved a tie)
Film of the Year
Jackie (Fox Searchlight)
La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)
20th Century Women (A24)
Director of the Year
(Film or Television)
Film Performance of the Year . Actress
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women (A24)
For the second year in a row, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Galeca) have rallied around an obvious favorite: “Moonlight.” Last year, Todd Haynes’s “Carol” swept Galeca’s Dorian Awards, and from its prominence amongst the nominees announced today, “Moonlight” will likely do the same.
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Not restricted to films with explicit queer themes, the films nominated for film of the year are “Jackie,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “La La Land, “20th Century Women,” and “Moonlight.” The nominees for Lgbtq Film of the Year are “Being 17,” “Closet Monster,” “Moonlight,” “Other People,” and “The Handmaiden.”
Judging by its very strong Oscar chances, the enthusiasm for “Moonlight” has overshadowed all other worthy queer films. “The Handmaiden” was notably absent from the Oscar short list for Best Foreign Language Film, and the other three Dorian nominees are not in contention at all. »
- Jude Dry
“American Crime” will return March 12, with its ensemble cast of Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton, Lili Taylor, Connor Jessup, Richard Cabral and Benito Martinez. This season’s storyline focuses on the plight of undocumented workers.
“American Crime” is created and executive produced by Oscar-winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave”). Michael J. McDonald also serves as executive producer. “American Crime” is produced by ABC Studios.
“Once Upon a Time” will return March 5, followed by the two-hour premiere of “Time After Time.” Executive produced by Kevin Williamson, “Time After Time” tells the story of famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells, who is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Once Wells arrives in New York, he finds a world he never thought possible and »
- Debra Birnbaum
What's in store for the new season of American Crime? This week, ABC released new details for season three of the TV series.From John Ridley, the anthology drama chronicles the social, political, and economic issues surrounding a new crime in a new region each season. The season three cast includes Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral, Regina King, Connor Jessup, Benito Martinez, and Lili Taylor.Read More… »
6 items from 2017
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