Based on an award-winning short film with the same title, Pariah (directed by Dee Rees), centers on a Bronx teen forced to choose between losing her best friend or destroying her family. As she juggles conflicting identities and endures heartbreak we are taken through her desperate search for sexual expression. The film premiered at the […]

In my last 2011 summer movie preview entry, I highlighted mainstream, studio blockbuster releases — from titles like Transformers: Dark of the Moon, to Captain America: The First Avenger. This time around, I will focus chiefly on alternate summer movie fare; “alternate” as in those relatively smaller films, mostly independently-financed and -produced, and/or foreign titles […]