2019 Oscar Preview

It’s now November and to many people that means brown leaves, colder and Thanksgiving. To me, it means something else: the beginning of my beloved Oscar season. With the recent releases of several Oscar contenders, it is officially time to look forward to this year’s remaining big release dates and other important dates before the Oscars arrive on February…

Speakeasy Cinema: Blaze

This episode of Speakeasy Cinema is all about Ethan Hawke’s new film Blaze. Inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the biographical film follows the unsung legend of Texas Outlaw Music. According to IFC, the distributor of Blaze, “The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future. The different…

The Case for a Different Kind of Gay Story

  Recently, there have been several movies centered around homosexuality and homosexual relationships that have been great successes. Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, received critical praise for portraying the difficulties faced by an African-American gay man in a culture that rejects homosexuality. Similarly, Love, Simon was released to both commercial and critical success, as it…