SF Drag “Golden Girls” Embrace Spirit of Christmas Past

by Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev A “replacement actor” is a term used a lot in theatre. Obviously, the little girl from “Annie” can only play that part for so long so when she moves on, another girl assumes the role. It happens in television too mostly due to scheduling conflicts or health reasons, most notably […] Click to read more »

November Indie Movies Bring Stories of Love, Weed and the Holidays

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Some movies with holiday themes are being released on DVD/VOD in the month of November, making for perfect viewings during a cold winter night. The first of such is “Lazy Eye,” which has been a big hit at film festivals and comes to Los Angeles and New York theatres Nov. […] Click to read more »

The San Antonio Four Fight a Long Battle to Exonerate their Names Against Against a Slow and Stubborn Court

By Kim Hayes When you think of San Antonio, you may think of the Alamo, the championship NBA Spurs or the sweltering heat of Texas.  I have never been to San Antonio, but my association with the city is of four remarkable women who have had their lives torn apart by an unfortunate untruth of […] Click to read more »

Lust, Greed and Murder Culminate in the True Crime Gay Thriller, KING COBRA

By Steve V. Rodriguez Written and directed by Justin Kelly (I Am Michael), the gay porn true crime drama starring James Franco, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton (Hairspray Live!) and Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars)  premiered to strong critical acclaim with critics praising the film as “the Boogie Nights of gay porn” at the 2016 Tribeca […] Click to read more »

Film Festival Favs Finally Find Home at a Theatre Near You by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

The year is winding down and the big studios are releasing their top Oscar contenders so some smaller films might get lost in the shuffle. It’s not that independent movies can’t get Oscar nominated – but first to be considered they must play in New York and Los Angeles for one week by year’s end. […] Click to read more »

It Feels a Bit Like Broadway in the Bay Area by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

Theatre in the Bay Area is literally singing the sounds of Broadway. “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” may be finished on Broadway, but some of the New York cast as taken the show on the road. Darren Criss, from TV’s “Glee,” played the role towards the end of its New York run, and brings his […] Click to read more »

In a Sea of 90 Minute Live Show Extravaganzas in Vegas, THE Show to See is BAZ!

By: Steve V. Rodriguez Whether you’re into his latest Netflix show, “The Get Down” or not, one can’t deny Baz Luhrmann’s imaginative influence on film from “Strictly Ballroom”, “Romeo & Juliet”, “Moulin Rouge” and “The Great Gatsby”. These four films are part of a current show from the For the Record producers entitled, “BAZ – […] Click to read more »

Dinner and a Classic or Cult Movie has Never Been more Fun than at The Metrograph – NYC

By: Steve V. Rodriguez Catching a flick used to be a fun outing with friends until over hyped blockbusters and umpteen sequels dominated our multiplex cinemas, plus it now seems like one needs to allot 25 extra minutes for too many trailers and commercials. Thank goodness for the current trend of offering customers an experience […] Click to read more »

“Little Men” – A Perfect Showcase For a Cinema Auteur

By Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev First and foremost, let’s clear the air. Director/writer Ira Sachs is not the heir to the Goldman Sachs dynasty so people shouldn’t wonder why he turns to crowd funding to make movies. With that out of the way, he was more than accommodating in discussing his latest film, “Little Men,” […] Click to read more »

The Fascinating Story of the Man Behind Hollywood’s Silver Screen Glamour from Bette Davis to Marilyn Monroe

You’ve seen his work in hundreds of classic films like “Some Like It Hot”, “Casablanca”, “An American in Paris” and “Now Voyager” to name a sliver of his work dressing the most iconic actresses of our time including, Rosalind Russell, Marilyn Monroe and Bette Davis. His name is Orry-Kelly and his work and life are […] Click to read more »