Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women
  • Have you ever been to a low budget wedding where they forgo the professional photographer in favor of cell phone paparazzi?  Seems anyone can wave a camera phone around and call themselves an artist. That doesn’t make the results worthy of the big screen. Like a Prayer should never have made it past YouTube.  A […]

  • A young lad named Freddie Burretti met rising star David Bowie at a London club, and soon afterward became the collaborator and creator of the Ziggy Stardust persona. Burretti’s otherworldly gender-bending costumes were way ahead of their time amid the homophobia of the 1970s. What a fantastic career he had. I wish I could say […]

  • The Netflix mini-series Tales of the City had its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM). Armistead Maupin’s Tales began in 1976 as a popular serialized column in the San Francisco Chronicle. The story began with the newly arrived Mary Ann, naive, and wide-eyed as she meets her eccentric fellow tenants on […]

  • Booksmart: film review

    May 24th, 2019
    Booksmart: film review

    Booksmart, screened in advance at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM), follows the adventures of academic over-achievers and study-buddies Amy and Molly. The besties spent their high school years mapping out the rest of their lives. Amy plans to volunteer in Botswana and complete her studies at Columbia. Molly is Valedictorian and student-body president, […]

  • Halston: film review

    May 13th, 2019
    Halston: film review

    Screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM), the riveting documentary Halston introduces Roy Halston Frowick, a country boy from Iowa, who in the 1970s transformed himself into Halston, the superstar fashion designer. A master self-promoter, Halston created an aura of glamour by inviting celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor to runway shows and parties […]

  • The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM) presented a live interview with John C. Reilly followed by a screening of his recent film The Sisters Brothers. In conversation, Reilly explains his penchant for buddy films. Not needing the spotlight, he is more comfortable playing off his co-star. Looking back at his career that’s obvious, examples […]

  • Well Groomed:  film review

    April 24th, 2019
    Well Groomed: film review

    Is that a chicken, ET, or a mash-up of Jurassic Park? No, it’s a dog!  Screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM), director Rebecca Stern‘s  Well Groomed takes us into the world of competitive creative grooming, proving art is in the eye of the beholder. The doc follows four women with diverse motivations […]

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