LAST MEN IN ALEPPO Airs on POV/PBS July 10th

‘Last Men in Aleppo,’ Airing July 10, 2017 on POV, Documents Syrian Volunteers’ Heroic Work Incredible access, bravery and signs of life in a city under siege The year is 2015. Syria’s brutal civil war has been ravaging the country since the government responded with force to civil protests during the Arab Spring in 2011….

Black-ish and Survivors Remorse Actor Allen Maldonado Creates App for Short Films – Everybody Digital

Interview with Black-ish and Survivor’s Remorse Actor and Everybody Digital App Creator Allen Maldonado by Carla Renata – The Curvy Film Critic Thousands of short films are created every year.  Hundreds of them are never seen. Until now, they have had no home.  Everybody Digital is the only app in the world where you can…

POLITICAL ANIMALS FILM REVIEW

POLITICAL ANIMALS Prop 13 continues to be in the forefront of the LGBT community for some states.  Why?  There are just some people on this earth who think same-sex marriages should not be allowed.  These are more than likely the same people who thought interracial marriage was a fate worse than death. However, four openly…

I AM HEATH LEDGER

Sometimes people break through because of one thing….their voice, masculinity or body.  Heath Ledger had all this things in spades. Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival last month, I Am Heath Ledger chronicles the young Oscar winner’s brief life in his own words through home movies and the testimony of those closest to him. Described…

Tribeca Talks: THE GODFATHER and GODFATHER II

It is no secret that The Godfather Trilogy is one of my all-time favorite movies.  Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert De Niro were among my first movie-star crushes.  I learned about abortion and domestic violence from Diane Keaton and Talia Shire.  Of all the things I learned and was entertained by with The Godfather…

Baddest and Blackest Hot Tickets at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

One of the things I love about the Tribeca Film Festival is that I can get in all my favorite festival flicks and knock out a few  Broadway shows before the Tonys take over Manhattan!!! Often referred to as the “sister” of the Sundance Film Festival held at the top of the year, one can…

50th Anniversary of In The Heat of the Night at the TCM Classic Film Festival

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 8th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 6th with a 50th anniversary screening of the Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger classic In the Heat of the Night (1967). The iconic actor Sidney Poitier, who will attend the screening, broke stereotypes and new ground when he…

Marches, Trump, The Blackhouse and HBCU’s at the Forefront of Sundance 2017

Sundance Film Festival is always one of the highlights of the year for me.  Mostly because I get to watch a film’s journey from this point straight through to the Oscars a complete 365 day later. Last year, much buzz surrounded the promising Nate Parker film The Birth of A Nation centered on the life of…

The Curvy Critic’s Best of 2016 – Flicks, Docs and Animated

Wow…I don’t know about you, but this year literally didn’t pick up film wise for me until a few months ago.  Hidden Figures and Loving taught us several history lessons about how racist the State of Virginia could be, unlawful interracial love and groundbreaking women at NASA. Women kicked serious butt in 2016 and diversity…

Los Angeles Film Festival 2016: : Lupe Under The Sun

During a time when discussions about immigration are so toxic and negative, it was refreshing to see a film that celebrates these hard-working individuals and gives us a peek into their very honest struggle to make ends meet.  Beautifully shot, incredibly authentic and sincere, LUPE captures the simple poetry of immigrant life in a way…

Los Angeles Film Festival: LGBT, CeCe McDonald and Political Animals

  In the last few years, we have seen Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light win Emmys for their work on the groundbreaking series, Transparent, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Olympic Medal Winner – Bruce Jenner star in her own reality series, Laverne Cox shattering barriers as the first Transgender to appear be nominated for an Emmy and…

ELLE

With an election year in full swing, women’s issues are at the forefront. Does a woman have the right to say what happens with her body? How does a woman protect herself against being attacked? Well, Isabelle Huppert knows the answers to those questions better than anyone as she tackles these very issues in her latest thriller ELLE.