“Aloft” is a Mesmerizing Story of Gifts and Choices Starring Jennifer Connelly

  At the recent Tribeca Film Festival, we had no idea what to expect from the film “Aloft”, other than it starred an actress we admired, Jennifer Connelly. Both visually powerful and intently deep, Claudia Llosa’s film will leave an indelible impression on the viewer. Questions of love, faith and the choices we make are […] Click to read more »


The Inner Detective in Us Sparkles in the New Book, ‘Introducing: Sunfish & Starfish Tropical Drag Queen Detectives”

If you’re looking for a fun and fast paced Summer read that’s a little bit off-kilter like your favorite binge watching shows on Netflix, then you need not look any further than Wallace Godrey’s novel, “Introducing: Sunfish & Starfish Tropical Drag Queen Detectives”.  Godfrey’s first novel is an indulgent page turner detective story set in […] Click to read more »


For The Record: “Baz” Is Worth a Trip to Los Angeles

I hate when I come to the party late. In the case of “For The Record Live” I am years late. My friend and editor,  Vivian Meade caught “Tarantino” last year and hasn’t stopped talking about it (See Interview)  Every time a Quentin Tarantino movie is on, she makes reference to the live Los Angeles show […] Click to read more »

Tom Nelis, Chita Rivera, Chris Newcomer - Photo Credit: T Charles Erickson

Tony Nominated “The Visit” Puts Chita Rivera Back on Top by Kevin M. Thomas

Some things are worth the wait. After a pre-Broadway tryout 14 years ago, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s “The Visit” finally makes it to the Great White Way.  Perhaps a bit shorter than its original Chicago production, but Chita Rivera still remains the lead and is still in good form. The musical icon is up for […] Click to read more »


Then, Now and Forever, The ‘Soul’ of Tortured Soul Reigns – Album Review By Eric D. Baca

In the spring of 2006 we booked Tortured Soul to play our weekly soulful house music gathering, Devotion at the legendary Endup nightclub in San Francisco.  As soon as the crowd of loyal house heads felt the heavy bass & groove driven rhythm of “I Might Do Something Wrong” they would be forever devoted to […] Click to read more »


“Seeds of Time” is a Race Against the Effects of Global Warming Directing Our Focus to What Matters, The Seed By Steve V. Rodriguez

One hopes that we’re not still questioning whether or not global warming is a reality, but moving on to what can be done since many have proven it’s current effects on our beloved planet. In the new documentary, “Seeds of Time”, Academy Award nominated director, Sandy Mcleod follows one man, Cary Fowler as he tirelessly […] Click to read more »

"Eat With Me"

“Eat With Me” – Worth the Wait by Kevin M. Thomas

We all really should take advantage of more film festivals. Sometimes we discover some great gems that may never get the distribution they deserve. Other times, it takes almost a year before the movie hits the general public. As is the case of “Eat With Me,” coming to On-Demand on May 5 and on DVD […] Click to read more »

"Bridgend" Narrative Film

“Bridgend”, the film speculates on a possible, yet horrifying conclusion that’s taken numerous young lives By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Bridgend”, the narrative film by Jeppe Ronde, not to be confused with the documentary by the same name by John Michael Williams,  recently played at the Tribeca Film Festival rounding out  a year for the festival filled with themes like addiction and the decline of society as we know it. In this case Ronde’s film […] Click to read more »


SF International Film Festival: Winding Down But Still Plenty To See Including Director’s Cut of “54” by Kevin M. Thomas

The San Francisco International Film Festival is in full swing. The festival, which runs through May 7, had tributes to big Hollywood stars like Richard Gere to great talents behind the screen such as writer Paul Schrader and director Guillermo del Toro, both Oscar winners. In addition, audiences are treated to a diverse array of […] Click to read more »


Richard Gere is FRANNY, a likable, overbearing and toxic character who tries to control a young couple’s future By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Franny”, which just played at the recent Tribeca Film Festival, is a mesmerizing look at a young couple’s invasion by a man named Franny, played boldly by Richard Gere. “Franny” stars Dakota Fanning (Olivia) and Theo James (Luke) who play a young couple about to have a baby, while Luke is fresh out of med […] Click to read more »