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Risk-Taking ‘Kubo’ Pays Off

Risk-Taking ‘Kubo’ Pays Off

By Dejarelle Gaines, Highlighter Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

"Kujo and the Two Strings" deals in risk and creativity in this season's most unique animated film.

‘Carol’ powerfully depicts lesbian couple in the ’50s

‘Carol’ powerfully depicts lesbian couple in the ’50s

By Sherrilyn Ling, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Director Todd Haynes said he crafted "Carol," a lesbian romance taking place in the 1950s, to be a love story first. Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchette star in this exquisitely produced film.

What to look for at NewFest this year

What to look for at NewFest this year

By Staff Writer

October 20, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Celebrate LGBTQ in film at the NewFest Film Festival in NY. The most anticipated film of the festival is "Carol," starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett as two lovers in 1950s New York.

‘Trash’ is Brazil’s ‘Slumdog Billionaire’

‘Trash’ is Brazil’s ‘Slumdog Billionaire’

By Patrick Pauley, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

The light-hearted and family-friendly tones in "Trash" are not far from a deeper discussion about the slums of Brazil.