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'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' Tie for Box-Office Crown with $30.5M Each

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' Tie for Box-Office Crown with $30.5M Each

By Jake Coyle | Jun 26, 2022

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic "Elvis" shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — "Elvis" tied "Top Gun: Maverick," which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters.

Review: 'Beba' is Raw, Vulnerable, and Poetic

Review: 'Beba' is Raw, Vulnerable, and Poetic

By Megan Kearns | Jun 24, 2022

Rebeca Huntt's intimate documentary — confessional, poetic, vulnerable, and emotionally raw — chronicles her life as an Afro-Latina artist in New York City and her family's origins.

Review: 'Trevor: The Musical' —  A Teen Outsider Outed? Or Keeping Feelings Inside?

Review: 'Trevor: The Musical' — A Teen Outsider Outed? Or Keeping Feelings Inside?

By Rob Lester | Jun 24, 2022

A 13-year-old navigates the treacherous social waters of junior high. Will he fit in, or stay in his own head, with Diana Ross presiding? The mostly-peppy musical, filmed during its recent NYC run, is sweet.

Review: 'Marcel The Shell With Shoes On' a Delight

Review: 'Marcel The Shell With Shoes On' a Delight

By Kevin Taft | Jun 24, 2022

Marcel is a marvel, and someone I wouldn't mind visiting again and again.

Review: Thriller 'The Black Phone' is Captivating, Really

Review: Thriller 'The Black Phone' is Captivating, Really

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 24, 2022

This kid-centric thriller is a very satisfying balancing act of a movie that has elements of supernatural, psychological suspense and horror but never falls heavily into a single camp.

Review: Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann Deliver a Grand 'Elvis'

Review: Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann Deliver a Grand 'Elvis'

By Lindsey Bahr | Jun 24, 2022

With this biopic of Elvis Presley, director Baz Luhrmann and star Austin Butler create something gloriously messy — a maximalist opera of contradictions, styles, myths, memories, and headlines.

'Euphoria' Star Hunter Schafer Joins 'Hunger Games' Prequel

'Euphoria' Star Hunter Schafer Joins 'Hunger Games' Prequel

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 23, 2022

Hunter Schafer of "Euphoria" fame has signed on to star in the upcoming "Hunger Games" prequel "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes."

Watch: 'Lightyear' Lesbian Kiss Almost Didn't Fly for this Oklahoma Theater

Watch: 'Lightyear' Lesbian Kiss Almost Didn't Fly for this Oklahoma Theater

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 23, 2022

It's 2022, but even now there are spots where LGBTQ+ representation doesn't fly. A kiss between two married women in Disney's "Lightyear" was not OK with one small-town Oklahoma theater.

Outfest Announces Complete LGBTQ+ Film Festival Lineup

Outfest Announces Complete LGBTQ+ Film Festival Lineup

Jun 23, 2022

Outfest has announced the complete lineup of its 40th Anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival, taking place July 14-24, 2022 at multiple locations throughout the city.

How Montgomery Clift Made It Real in his 10 Best Performances

How Montgomery Clift Made It Real in his 10 Best Performances

By Frank J. Avella | Jun 22, 2022

No actor epitomized the closeted actor than Montgomery Clift, who brought a new style of acting to the screen. Over his relatively short career, he brought much of his personality to his onscreen roles. Here are his best.

'Elvis' and Austin Butler Feel the Temperature Rising

'Elvis' and Austin Butler Feel the Temperature Rising

By Jake Coyle | Jun 22, 2022

When "Elvis" opens in theaters Friday, it will resurrect one of the most iconic figures in American music in the biggest, most bedazzled film to ever try to capture the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Review: William Lustig's 'Uncle Sam' a Resourceful Horror Satire in Stunning 4K

Review: William Lustig's 'Uncle Sam' a Resourceful Horror Satire in Stunning 4K

By Sam Cohen | Jun 21, 2022

William Lustig's 1996 horror comedy is now available on 4K Blu-ray from Blue Underground, with a stunning new 4K presentation and all the old special features from the previous Blu-ray.

Frameline's Finest Films, and a Few Flubs

Frameline's Finest Films, and a Few Flubs

By Brian Bromberger | Jun 21, 2022

When asked what themes she saw emerging from the vast number of films being shown at Frameline46, Director of Programming Allegra Madsen replied, "An exploration of our queer lineage through time."

Watch: 5 Underrated Queer Filmmakers We're Watching this Pride Month

Watch: 5 Underrated Queer Filmmakers We're Watching this Pride Month

By Joshua Encinias | Jun 21, 2022

If you're looking for complex queer movies this Pride Month then look no further: we have the filmmakers for you.

Review: 'After Yang' Programs Tenderness, Beauty

Review: 'After Yang' Programs Tenderness, Beauty

By Kevin Taft | Jun 21, 2022

The beautiful and thought-provoking "After Yang" is one of the best films of the year.

What to Watch at San Francisco's Frameline46

What to Watch at San Francisco's Frameline46

By Frank J. Avella | Jun 20, 2022

Frameline46, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, runs June 16-26. It's showcasing some of the best, most diverse and original storytelling from around the world. Here are some selections worth watching.

Malaysia: Disney Refused to Cut Gay Scenes in 'Lightyear'

Malaysia: Disney Refused to Cut Gay Scenes in 'Lightyear'

Jun 20, 2022

Malaysia's film censors said Friday that it was Disney's decision to ax the animated film "Lightyear" from the country's cinemas after refusing to cut scenes promoting homosexuality.

Watch: New Romance? Lena Waithe, Cynthia Erivo Spotted Holding Hands

Watch: New Romance? Lena Waithe, Cynthia Erivo Spotted Holding Hands

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 17, 2022

Is love in the air for Lena Waithe and Cynthia Enrivo? The pair were reportedly spotted holding hands at a gala in New York. Page Six caught the pair holding hands as they entered an auditorium for an event.

Review: Perceptive and Empathic 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' About Real People and the Roadblocks They Navigate

Review: Perceptive and Empathic 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' About Real People and the Roadblocks They Navigate

By Kevin Taft | Jun 17, 2022

My favorite movie of the year, "Cha Cha Real Smooth" is a simple film full of beautiful moments.

Review: Riotously Funny 'Good Luck To You, Leo Grande'  Salacious, but Not Gratuitous

Review: Riotously Funny 'Good Luck To You, Leo Grande' Salacious, but Not Gratuitous

By Noe Kamelamela | Jun 17, 2022

After her husband passes and she retires, Nancy Stokes contracts the young and attractive Leo Grande for one night of passion.

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