Veteran actress Jessica Harper revisits classic horror movie ’Suspiria’

By : Brian T. Carney OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Actress Jessica Harper is well-known to LGBT movie fans for her appearances in classic Hollywood movies and in some classic camp movies as well.

She’s in the new version of the classic horror movie Suspiria directed by openly gay director Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me By Your Name”), but she is perhaps best known for starring in the original version of the movie, directed by Italian director Dario Argento in 1977.

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Ronan Farrow comes out as part of the LGBTQ community

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Journalist Ronan Farrow came out as part of the LGBTQ community while accepting the Courage Award, an honor given by the Point Foundation, a national scholarship organization for LGBTQ students.

Farrow, who is the son of actress Mia Farrow and director Woody Allen, was honored for his work covering the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, the #MeToo movement and his reporting on transgender issues.

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Screened Out – Magic in the Moonlight

By : Stephen Miller
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Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Jackie Weaver, Simon McBurney

Woody Allen continues to pay homage to the Hollywood films he loves with this trifle of a romantic comedy. He blends a Jazz Age story with European locations, 1930s Rom Com style, and his modern Allen-esque editing. It doesn’t always make for a thrilling ride; in fact, it can seem quite mechanical.

The problem is that – without the black and white cinematography and old Hollywood sense of pace and grand style – this short film actually feels longish and completely uninspiring. As a 1930s film, it wouldn’t even be a classic – perhaps more admired for its style over substance, a way to fill the 2 A.M. slot on Turner Classic Movies.

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