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‘Boy Erased’ | Film Review

“Boy Erased” is a carefully, tenderly made drama about surviving gay conversion therapy, but why doesn’t it feel like focusing on its main character? The Lucas Hedges-starring adaptation of Garrard Conley’s memoir opens Nov. 9 at Cinema 21.

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Filmmaker Gus Van Sant

Longtime Portland director Gus Van Sant discusses his new film ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot,’ what it’s like when Joaquin Phoenix is obsessing over a character, and that time he almost lost his crew on ‘Drugstore Cowboy.’

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ | Film Review

The new documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” cements the sainthood of Fred Rogers and the value of empathy as a life’s work. It opens Friday at Cinema 21.

‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ | Film Review

“How To Talk To Girls At Parties” is winning, expressive and contains at least one transcendent moment of glam-punk musical theater. But does it have the legs to be a cult hit? Based on a Neil Gaiman short story, John Cameron MItchell’s new film opens Friday, June 1 at Cinema 21.