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Reverend's Reviews: Gays vs. Nazis vs. Crypto-Nazis  »  Movie Dearest
 First performed in 1979, Martin Sherman's play Bent has become regarded as a watershed theatrical exposé of the persecution of homosexuals under the Nazis prior to and during World War II. Given that, it seems odd that despite successful original productions in London and on Broadway in 1982 plus a star-studded film adaptation in 1997, Bent has never had a major stage revival. Not until now that is, and the timing couldn't be more perfect.Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group (CTG) is presenting the play now through August 23rd at the Mark ...
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Posted:  7/31 3:00am
MD Reviews: Interview with the Vampire  »  Movie Dearest
Life as a vampire must get pretty tedious after awhile. Sure, you're immortal and all, but things can get pretty dull after a couple centuries. And there's so many rules: stay out of the sun, avoid silver and crucifixes, only drink human blood, blah-blah-blah. Even turning into a bat can get old. So why not share this burden with your fellow bloodsuckers and try to lead a reasonably normal "life" in this modern age? Such is the premise for What We Do in the Shadows, a comedic "mockumentary" look at the mundane, day-to-day (night-to-night?) trials and ...
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Posted:  7/27 3:00pm
Reverend's Reviews: Christmas in July  »  Movie Dearest
There are five months left 'til Christmas but I've been seeing "Black Friday in July" ads from numerous stores. It seems an appropriate time then to release Tangerine, Sean Baker's low-budget but accomplished (on an iPhone 5 no less) tale of two transgender prostitutes tearing through the seamy side of Hollywood on Christmas Eve. The movie opens this weekend in Phoenix/Tempe and is now playing in other US cities.Sin-Dee, ferociously played by Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, receives a tip that the pimp she loves, Chester, is cheating on her. She sets out to hunt Chester down with her ...
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Posted:  7/24 3:00pm