Stories by Dan Loughry
Darius Marder’s film Sound of Metal, starring Riz Ahmed as Ruben, a rock drummer quickly losing his hearing, is a transformative viewing experience.
Alan Ball’s new film Uncle Frank exposes deep-seated Southern homophobia in much the same way 2018’s Academy Award-winning Green Book approached racism. It couches the painful realities of the title character’s existence in 1973 in a mostly funny, entertaining, and ultimately feel-good package. Some might find it reductive and insignificant.[…]
The Clea DuVall-directed LGBTQ Christmas film Happiest Season is part screwball comedy, part coming-out drama, part Hallmark schmaltz.
In Hong Khaou’s third film Monsoon, Henry Golding is Kit, a Vietnamese-born UK citizen who returns to his home country 30 years after being smuggled out.