The official trailer for the film, “Bullitt County,” opens in a small shop. As you watch the clip, you are transported back to the 1970’s with the nostalgic faintly sepia filter tone over characters wearing flair-legged pants. The viewer is introduced to one of the film’s main characters speaking with one of the town’s local shopkeepers. “The legend goes that the Bullitt family of Bullitt County took all of their money out to the wilderness to and buried it,” the shop employee says. Thrilling flashes of a terrified bachelor party in the dark wilderness follow the shop scene, and the viewer is left desperately wondering what happened to the group of friends who went on a hunt for buried Prohibition money on the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail. Continue reading “Bullitt County Is A New Nostalgic Thriller Film With A Twist”
Conversion therapy is the pseudoscientific practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual using psychological or spiritual interventions.
According to a 2009 report of the American Psychological Association, the techniques therapists have used to try to change sexual orientation, and gender identity include inducing nausea, vomiting, or paralysis while showing the patient homoerotic images and providing electric shocks among other things.
As of August 2018, 14 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and some counties and municipalities in the United States have passed laws banning the practice of conversion therapy on minors.
The film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post tackles the subject of conversion therapy by pulling back the curtains on gay-conversion camps in an emotional and well-written story. Continue reading “Film Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post”
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A Long Road To Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years is a moving documentary directed by William Clift that gives the audience firsthand accounts and never-before-seen archival footage and imagery of watershed moments in LGBTQ history. The film covers everything from the Black Cat Riots, Stonewall, the disco sexual revolution, the AIDS crisis, marriage equality, and the trans movement to the present day. Continue reading “Indie Film Review: “A Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years””
References, quotes, and entire cultural trends have been attributed to many classic films. But which classic films should you have at the top of the list if you haven’t seen them yet? Well, here is a list of ten indie movies that you should have already seen. Continue reading “Indie Films You Should Have Already Seen”
Looking for a theater to watch independent, foreign, or artsy films in Orange County? How about an affordable theater near you where you can relax and watch some of the newer releases? Here are five (and a half) theaters that you should check out to get your indie movie fix. Continue reading “5 (and a half) Indie Theaters To Check Out”
Parenting is hard, but not as hard as having to raise a stepson whom you are convinced may be the antichrist. That’s exactly what Gary Bloom, played by Adam Scott, has to deal with in the 2017 American horror comedy film, “Little Evil,” that was released by Netflix on September 1, 2017.
You get all of your creaks, moans, jump-scares, classic horror movie references, and an outlandish story with a satirical take with the film written and directed by Eli Craig. However, I was surprised to find that the film also subtly promoted an understanding and acceptance of gender fluidity. Continue reading “Film Review: Netflix’s Horror-Comedy “Little Evil” Breaks Gender Norms”