GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has chosen Olivia Wilde as its Wilde Artist of the Year for 2019, with a special tribute to the Booksmart filmmaker set for Sunday February 2nd 2020 at the national group’s 11th Dorian Awards Winners Toast in Los Angeles. The annual accolade, named for GALECA’s “patron saint” Oscar Wilde, goes... Continue Reading →
Have you ever loved a movie you know deep in your gut has problematic elements? Well, welcome to Clint Eastwood’s latest film, Richard Jewell, a compelling, empathetic look at a hero who morphed into a suspected villain after the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games bombing. Because of the current times we live in, and Eastwood’s perceived... Continue Reading →
So many great films have come from the “Teens Hanging Out All Night” genre. From AMERICAN GRAFFITI to DAZED AND CONFUSED to SUPERBAD, they’ve careened from one crazy real time scenario to another and left us taking that ethereal walk of shame in the morning. Now, just in time to queer up this tradition, comes BOOKSMART, the feature directorial debut of actor Olivia Wilde, and written by a committee of women (Katie Silberman, Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, and Sarah Haskins), and it’s a hilarious, charming, slyly subversive addition to the canon.