As the transgender community experiences increased visibility, its members and supporters continue to fight for trans rights. One such way is through the celebration of transgender artistic and cultural achievements at a new transgender film festival in Los Angeles.Read more
“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” will make its grand entrance at the New York Film Festival.
Ang Lee’s military drama will mark its world premiere at the gathering on Oct. 11, the festival announced Monday. The movie has been one of the most anticipated of the upcoming Oscar season, with Sony/TriStar releasing it in theaters Nov. 11.Read more
In 2004, when he was 29, Travis Knight learned in a phone call that his brother, Matthew, who was four years older, had died in a scuba diving accident in El Salvador. It was Travis’ responsibility to find his parents — Nike founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny Knight, who were out at a movie — and tell them.Read more
Nate Parker's blunt biographical drama “The Birth of a Nation” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 11 days after members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came under fire for nominating only white actors for a second straight year. Parker’s movie, which tells the story of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion, earned a rousing standing ovation, a record $17.5 million salesRead more
The new big-budget reimagining of Lew Wallace’s 19th century novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” isn’t exactly enchanting moviegoers.
The Oscar-winning 1959 film starring Charlton Heston may be regarded as a cinema classic, but the Paramount and MGM “Ben-Hur” update released this weekend pulled in about $4 million in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, according to estimates.Read more
Editor’s note: In honor of the 30th anniversary of “Stand By Me” hitting theaters, here is our original review of the film.
As directed by Rob Reiner, "Stand By Me" (selected theaters) is the summer's great gift, a compassionate, perfectly performed look at the real heart of youth.Read more