Ernest Hardy

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  • 3 months ago | Film and TV

    "[A sense of] wonder is central to what it means to be human," says one of the interview subjects in Love Thy Nature, an earnest call to arms written and directed by Sylvie Rokab. As with many documentaries imploring us to respect the Earth and un...

  • 4 months ago | Film and TV

    The issue of sex trafficking is so serious, a horror whose global reach is so staggering, that it feels churlish to do anything but praise projects shining a light on it. But Sold, written by Joseph Kwong and Jeffrey Brown (who also directs) and s...

  • It is admittedly lazy to begin a review of a movie written and directed by an African-American filmmaker with references to Tyler Perry and his even more didactic peer T.D. Jakes, but the regressive, flatly written 1982 could have come off...

  • Here's a character- and dialogue-driven drama in which the characters are stock and the dialogue creaky ("Everything has an expiration date," one says, in one of many philosophical moments.) Dweeby guy Martin (Ian Hutton), a loser with the...

  • A gorgeous, taut yoga instructor whose internal dialogue runs along the lines of "We have the ability every day to choose peace within every posture, every breath and every moment of our lives," May (Jessica Biel) has never experienced real peace...

  • Historically, trans representation on the pop-culture landscape has been largely grim -- tragic figures relegated to the sidelines of hetero (and queer) life, doomed to death, insanity or both. The recent increase in trans visibility, in social...

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