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Dakota Johnson Brings it in Tig Notaro’s “Am I OK?” by Queerguru’s Janet Prolman @Sundance

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  I’ve just returned from Park City, Utah, and my first Sundance experience (virtual, of course), and I have good news to share. Tig Notaro and her wife, Stephanie Allynne, have co-directed a female buddy “rom-com” for our times. They have elicited strong performances, most notably from Dakota Johnson as the lead character, Lucy, a … Continue reading




AILEY: the life of a troubled genius

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  Filmmaker Jamila Wignot’s new documentary of modern dance auteur, the tortured genius Alvin Ailey makes for such hypnotic viewing. With a combination of  audio interviews with the man himself and some breathtaking archival footage of his early performances, she gives an intimate portrait of one of the greatest interpreters of the universality of the … Continue reading



The Most Beautiful Boy In The World …….all grown up

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  At the  end of the 1960’s  the openly gay famed Italian opera and movie director Luchino Visconti was finally ready to film his take on Thomas Mann’ s novella Death In Venice.   The story is of  an elderly composer who  travels to Venice for health reasons where he  becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty … Continue reading




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