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Synopsis: Two Black women in 1920’s NYC re-establish a friendship, one of the women passes herself off as white. (Streaming on Netflix) Passing is a story about identity, specifically racial identity. … Continue Reading Passing

The Souvenir

Synopsis:  Film student in 1980’s Britain has a trainwreck boyfriend. (Streaming on Amazon Prime.) While the 2020 pandemic permanently knocked out some arthouse theaters, arthouses movies live on. Director-screenwriter Joanna Hogg’s … Continue Reading The Souvenir


Synopsis: Scientists travel to a distant moon looking for humanoid “ancestors.” (Streaming on Amazon) Prometheus has a visually arresting opening sequence. A humanoid who looks like a bald Greco-Roman statue on steroids … Continue Reading Prometheus

Pray Away

Synopsis: Documentary exploring “gay conversion therapy” in America, featuring numerous interviews. (Streaming on Netflix.) Meet Jeffrey.  Jeffrey proselytizes on sidewalks outside of big box stores. He asks passersby to pray … Continue Reading Pray Away