I object to the idea that the personal and the political have nothing to do with each other. I suspect it is precisely this divided consciousness that makes for a political culture as brutal, unkind and ineffective as the one we endure today.
On a summery Sunday afternoon in Beverly Hills, I was suddenly thrust into the watery bayou swamps of southern Louisiana, and engrossed in a story, and a world, which has not left my thoughts since for even a moment.
In Hollywood terms, the "summer" movie season used to begin on Memorial Day weekend; this year, it begins today, May 4, with the release of Marvel's The Avengers. This is also a cue for counter-programming.
Over the past few weeks a short film entitled The Strange Thing About the Johnsons has been creating quite a stir on the internet. This stir has African Americans, in particular, choosing sides between a white filmmaker's freedom of expression and a community's rejection of ownership.
Alexandra Roxo talked to Zuburbia about why she felt it was important to use vintage clothing in her new film Mary Marie, how vintage fits into her own life and how important costume choices are for both actors and directors.
How does a show handle the situation where two, exciting films are released on the same weekend? We don't know, but this weekend we saw John Carpenter's The Ward and Zookeeper, so we decided to cover both of those instead.