“Paddington” hits a soft spot for the young and old and shows promising signs for future sequels By Steve V. Rodriguez

Upon my family’s recent December trip to London we couldn’t help notice the outpouring of love and chatter about the bear that’s grabbed the hearts of both young and old, while somehow crossing multi-generations of time. I’m talking about Paddington the bear: the furry brown bear with the red rain hat and blue duffle coat that […] Click to read more »

Newfest Film Festival Brings the Best of Outfest to New York by Kevin M. Thomas

The little sister film festival of Los Angeles’ Outfest begins July 24 in New York City. With screenings mostly at New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center, the 26th annual Newfest is a more compact film festival that runs through July 29 and highlights the best of Outfest. Here are some titles most worthy of checking […] Click to read more »

Chat With Director Who Continues Festival Rounds Bringing Stellar “Lilting” to Outfest by Kevin M. Thomas

Shortly after winning an honorable mention at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival, we caught up with “Lilting” director Hong Khaou to discuss his well received film as he prepares to take it to Los Angeles’ Outfest on July 16. While the film festival darling has been winning audiences over since Sundance, Khaou shares with us […] Click to read more »

Outfest Film Festival Whets Appetite With a Buffet of Emerging Filmmakers and Gay Icons by Kevin M. Thomas

Making a list of the best films of Outfest may seem like déjà vu as many of the top films I was able to see prior to the festival also played at Frameline. But still there are some nice additions to the list of the best films of Outfest, which plays in Los Angeles July […] Click to read more »