Monday, Jun. 28, 2021

It's not easy to put a finger on Janicza Bravo's cinema. In describing her work, which now encompasses nine shorts and two feature films, including the new film "Zola,"  you want to use words like surreal, disturbing, satirical, absurd, otherworldly. 

"These are all very good, sexy words...

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New movies. New filmmakers. New voices. And that feels especially welcome this year. 

Sundance always rolls around just as the worst movies are being dumped in theaters ( see: "Dolittle...

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

The Hallmark Channel's decision to pull, then reinstate a commercial that featured a same-sex couple kissing shows how controversy can generate more publicity than simply ignoring it.

The company also didn't help matters by reversing its decision following the backlash.

"It's hard...

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

The Hallmark Channel will reinstate same-sex marriage commercials that it pulled from the network, according to a company statement sent Sunday.

An ad for wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar was pulled following a complaint from the conservative group One...

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar.

The family-friendly network, which is in the midst of its heavily watched holiday programming, removed the ads because the...

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