TOM OF FINLAND, the Film Places the Man Behind the Scenes into the Forefront of His Iconic Homoerotica

By Steve V. Rodriguez The new film, TOM OF FINLAND is a thoroughly engaging epic film that spans the life of a man who may have created the most iconic homoerotic art of our time. Known to most gay men, an arguably most gay millennials today,Touko Laaksonen aka Tom of Finland’s art always elicits favorable […] Click to read more »

“Sambá” is an Underdog Boxing Film with Redemption at it’s Core

By: Steve V. Rodriguez Sambá is a multi-layered story about redemption told through an underdog boxing film motif. Through well developed characters against an appealing Dominican Republic backdrop, the viewer is drawn into the well crafted script penned by lead actor, Ettore D’Alessandro and Carolina Encarnacion. After spending 15 years behind bars for an unrevealed crime, […] 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 »

A Chat with Madonna’s ‘Truth or Dare’ Dancers for their New Film, STRIKE A POSE

The year was 1990 and I was obsessed with Madonna and her Blonde Ambition tour. When her tour wrapped, many, like myself were blessed with the iconic and groundbreaking documentary, “Truth or Dare”. The film was the first of it’s kind and definitely paved the way for reality television as we know it today. I’m […] Click to read more »

“Little Boxes” Explores Growing Up Biracial and the Small Defining Boxes that Compartmentalize Our Culture By Steve V. Rodriguez – TFF Premiere

In the new film “Little Boxes”, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was just acquired by Netflix, a family relocates from the Big Apple to the suburbs when the mother, played by Melanie Lynskey obtains a prominent position in the art department of a university. Relocating to any new city is a big deal, […] Click to read more »

“The First Monday in May”: Go Behind the Glamour to Witness the Political Side of this Huge Annual Benefit – TFF Premiere By Steve V. Rodriguez

The new documentary, “The First Monday in May” goes behind the scenes into the most glamorous, star studded event that occurs once a year in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on, you guessed it, the first Monday in May. Most people are aware of the fashion extravaganza that fills social media and […] 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 »

THE ADDERALL DIARIES by Pamela Romanowsky tackles big emotions and digs deep into the world of Writer, Stephen Elliott – Tribeca Film Fest Premiere

Extracting elements from a story and turning it into a film can’t be an easy task, especially when the subject is still alive and likely going to view the film. Such is the case for the new film, “The Adderall Diaries”, based on the memoir, by and about Stephen Elliott, the film stars James Franco […] Click to read more »

New York, Paris and Rome are the Backdrop for Paul Haggis’ Film, “Third Person” Posing as an Espionage Thriller with an Intimate Secret By Steve V. Rodriguez

   In Paul Haggis’ new film, “Third Person”, which just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Oscar winner who won best screenplay and picture for “Crash”, revisits similar themes of inter-connectedness and the search for love. In “Crash” the seemingly divergent and varied walks of life living in an isolated, Los Angeles, are all […] Click to read more »

In “Alex of Venice”, A Career-Minded Woman is Forced to Re-evaluate Her Life When Her Husband Leaves in this Gem Directed by Chris Messina By Steve V. Rodriguez

It’s really not that surprising that actor, and now director, Chris Messina, chose a gem of a project to direct, about a woman forced to re-evaluate her life when her husband checks out, as his directorial debut. After all the actor has seamlessly jumped back and forth from television to film, and from comedy (“The […] Click to read more »