Broadway Star Jeremy Jordan Brings Winning Formula Back to SF and NYC

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKevSometimes you shouldn’t mess with a formula. Ask Coca-Cola. They had to do an immediate turnaround after they changed their recipe, making them bring back the original and calling it Classic Coke.The musical theatre version of this is from Mark Cortale Presents in which he often has Seth Rudetsky and friends […] Click to read more »

New Doc “All Male, All Nude: Johnsons” Teases You In, but Keeps You with Heart – OUTShine LGBTQ Film Fest Premiere this Sunday!

By: Steve V. Rodriguez “All Male All Nude: Johnsons” had me with the title, but had me wonder who’s this Johnsons? Always a sucker for male nudity and a fan of male strip bars and go go boys, I knew the new documentary was going to visually stimulate, but when I realized it was directed […] Click to read more »

From Screaming Queens to Love of Showgirls: San Francisco’s LGBT Film Fest Has Many Noteworthy Documentaries

By Kevin M.  Thomas, @ReelKev Frameline, San Francisco’s long-running LGBT film festival through June 30, has many noteworthy documentaries that should be checked out.While it would be impossible to see all of the movies at Frameline (but I do try), here’s a sample of some of the top documentaries. “For They Know Not What They […] Click to read more »

San Francisco’s Frameline Fest Offers a Wide Range of LGBT Narrative Features

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Frameline, San Francisco’s LGBT film festival, begins its 43rd event beginning June 20, 2019.As the oldest LGBT festival, Frameline certainly isn’t showing its age.While it would be impossible to catch every film prior to the festival beginning (but I did try), here’s a sampling of some of the noteworthy narrative […] Click to read more »

Broadway Performer Kathryn Allison Will Blow You Away at Joe’s Pub

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev After being blown away by the amazing voice of Kathryn Allison last fall at the Rockwood Music Hall, I knew I had to connect with the talented performer. Thank goodness it was cold and rainy or she would have seen the goose pimples on my arms that her voice caused. […] Click to read more »

Broadway’s “Pretty Woman” Musical Brings Freshness to Familiar Story

By Kevin M. Thomas It seems there has been quite a trend in turning movies into musicals. It’s a smart thing to do as the movie has a built-in audience and oftentimes it has a soundtrack to support its fanbase. But it’s quite a gamble to take a movie that had a triple platinum soundtrack […] Click to read more »

Frameline, LGBTQ Film Fest in SF Scripted Features: So Many Standouts

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev So many movies, so little time. In preparing for Frameline, the 42nd annual San Francisco LGBTQ film festival, I spent a lot of time watching documentaries and less time on narrative features. Hoping to catch up, this article showcases some narrative features I’ve seen plus highlights for those that likely […] Click to read more »