A Fantastic Woman

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Sebastián Lelio’s extraordinary wonderful new movie gets to the very core of Chilean society’s inbred homophobia and transphobia that threatens the very existence of Marina  (Daniela Vega) the protagonist simply because they resent the very fact that she had been the light of her dead lover’s life.  The movie opens with 57-year-old Orlando (Francisco Reyes) getting ready … Continue reading



A Kid Like Jake

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  Alex (Claire Danes ) and Greg ( Jim Parsons) are an ultra-liberal Brooklyn married couple whose lives completely revolve around their gifted son Jake ( Leo James Davis ).  He’s now at the age where he needs to leave pre-school and join a kindergarten class, which given both the competitive system to gain on the very limited … Continue reading



Anything

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  Bringing any work of fiction involving a transgender character to the screen these days can often be fraught with consequences that can overshadow the movie itself.  Whereas not too long ago Eddie Redmayne received an Oscar nomination for starring in The Danish Girl, and then Jared Leto won an Oscar for playing a trans … Continue reading



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