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‘Lola’ charts the road to reconciliation

‘Lola’ charts the road to reconciliation

“Lola” (“Lola vers la mer”) (2019 production, 2020 release). Cast: Mya Bollaers, Benoît Magimel, Sami Outalbali, Jérémy Zagba, Els Deceukelier, Anemone Valcke, Delphine Bibet, Kris Swinnen, Thao Maerten. Director: Laurent Micheli. Screenplay: Laurent Micheli. Web site. Trailer. When life doesn’t pan out as we hoped and believed it would, it can be disillusioning, if not devastating. It can even lead to tremendous strain among those who thought they could count on one another when it came to living up to expectations. Such exchanges can turn into seemingly irreparable estrangements filled with bitterness and no hope of reconciliation. But need that be the case? Isn’t it possible that the damage can be undone and that harmonious relations can be re-established? It all depends on what we believe is possible, as seen in the French-Belgian LGBTQ+ domestic drama, “Lola” (“Lola vers la mer”). Eighteen-year-old Lola (Mya Bollaers) has been going through the process of transitioning from male to female for the past two years with the support of her mother, Catherine. She’s been fortunate to have that backing, too, given that her close-minded father, Philippe (Benoît Magimel), refused to recognize or accept this development, choosing to continue to view Lola as Lionel, ...
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The First of a Double Dip June on Frankiesense!

The First of a Double Dip June on Frankiesense!

Join yours truly and Special Guest Host Ishita Sharma on the first of two June movie broadcasts on The Good Media Network’s Frankiesense & More video podcast, available now on Facebook and YouTube. We’ll examine five new movies and a film festival wrap-up. Tune in for all the lively discussion! ...
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‘Le Guin’ documentary presents an ode to a visionary author

‘Le Guin’ documentary presents an ode to a visionary author

“Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” (2019). Cast: Interviews: Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Samuel Delany, David Mitchell, Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, Theodora Goss, Adrienne Maree Brown, Annalee Newitz, China Miéville, Vonda N. McIntyre, Julie Phillips, Charles Le Guin, Theodore Le Guin, Elisabeth Le Guin, Caroline Le Guin, Karen Biestman, James Clifford. Archive Material: Alfred Kroeber. Director: Arwen Curry. Screenplay: Arwen Curry Web site. Trailer. Various fields of artistic expression often go through radical conversions as a result of the visionary works of a handful – or sometimes even just one – maverick figure. Through the singular works of these individuals, entire genres are frequently transformed. In filmmaking, for example, the name Stanley Kubrick comes to mind. In music, it’s the Beatles. And, in science fiction literature, many often cite the writings of author Ursula K. Le Guin, the subject of the engaging documentary, “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin.” Director Arwen Curry’s in-depth documentary of this insightful writer provides viewers with a razor-sharp look at an author whose body of work drastically changed the sci-fi landscape, reconfiguring it from a genre that wasn’t taken seriously to one that has become one of the most respected, creative and prescient ...
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Movies and More on a New Frankiesense!

Movies and More on a New Frankiesense!

Join yours truly and Special Guest Host Ishita Sharma on the first of two June movie broadcasts on The Good Media Network’s Frankiesense & More video podcast, available beginning at 1 PM ET on Thursday June 2 on Facebook and YouTube. We’ll examine five new movies and a film festival wrap-up. Tune in for all the lively discussion! ...
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This Week in Movies with Meaning

This Week in Movies with Meaning

Reviews of “The Duke” and “The Whaler Boy,” along with a podcast preview, are all in the latest Movies with Meaning post on the web site of The Good Media Network, available by clicking here ...
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Idealism's Challenges on The Cinema Scribe

Idealism’s Challenges on The Cinema Scribe

Tune in for the latest Cinema Scribe segment on Bring Me 2 Life Radio, beginning Tuesday May 24, available by clicking here. You can also catch it later on demand on Spreaker, Spotify, Apple, iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Deezer, Podchaser and Jiosaavn ...
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