At The Box Office | November 2016
By Hans Pedersen, November 2016 Issue.
On DVD Oct. 18 | 84 minutes | Unrated
If you caught feisty Bianca Del Rio on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” you’ll remember her razor-sharp tongue, her sassy quips and superb timing. The actor under the wig, Roy Haylock, plays Richard, a teacher who moves from New York to Texas for a small-town teaching job and then gets fired because he’s gay. Faster than you can say Mrs. Doubtfire, voila! He returns to the school disguised as Bianca Del Rio, educator extraordinaire. RuPaul and a couple of her girls, Willam Belli and Shangela, co-star in this cheeky heart warmer with Alan Cumming, Margaret Cho and Rachel Dratch.
Available on iTunes/Amazon Oct. 21 | 92 minutes
A female ranch hand is attracted to Beth, a law student (Kristen Stewart) in one of three insightful tales that examine the lives of women in the northwest. Beth enjoys meals with the enamored woman, who soon wants more than a friendship. Michelle Williams plays Gina, a wife and mother who faces obstacles trying to build a dream home. And, in a stunning performance, Laura Dern portrays Laura, a lawyer facing a hostage situation with a disgruntled client. In each of the intersecting stories, directed by Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff), these women face men who are dismissive toward them as they imperfectly blaze their trails.