Ernest Hardy

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • For decades now, critics and filmgoers alike have used horror films as tea leaves to reveal what lurks in the collective unconsciousness. If director Eli Morgan Gesner's gross-out flick Condemned is given such a reading, what does it tell...

  • In Forever, a drama centering on a mysterious commune, Alice (Deborah Ann Woll), a journalist, experiences a devastating loss and soon realizes the last story she worked on -- which she initially thought fruitless -- might well lead to her...

  • Is there anything more grating in an action film than when the villain, victory in grasp, takes the time to over-explain his motives and plans, thus giving the hero a chance to devise a plan to thwart evil? It's a hoary tactic to bring the viewer...

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