Four films in theaters this month

By Tuesday Mahrle, December 2019 Issue.


In Theaters December 20 | Not Rated | 108 Minutes
| Biography, Drama

Controversial media group Fox News is the backdrop of this intense drama with an all-star cast. Academy Award nominee John Lithgow portrays the head of the powerhouse reporting empire, Roger Ailes. Fellow Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie and Academy Award winners Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman play the band of women who teamed up to take him down. This story drips with intrigue and was so salacious it had every other news outlet on edge.

A Hidden Life

In Theaters December 13 | Rated PG-13 | 173 Minutes | Drama, Biography, War

Genius director Terrence Malick tells the story of the not-so-well-known Franz Jagerstatter in A Hidden Life.  The Austrian farmer was threatened with execution when he refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. With the love of his life, wife Fanni, children by his side, and his faith to guide him, Jagerstatter stands up to the regime with strength and spirit.

The Banker

In Theaters December 6 | PG-13 | 120 Minutes | Drama

In the 1950s, the

idea of an African American man owning his own business was unheard of. The

Banker tells the story of two African Americans who knew they didn’t stand a

chance in real estate, so they conspired together and hire a working-class

white man to pretend to be the head of their bank, while they posed as

servicemen to him. Samuel L. Jackson teams with Anthony Mackie as chauffer and

janitor to Nicholas Hoult as The Banker in this story inspired by true events.

Marriage Story

In Theaters December 6 | Rated R | 136 Minutes | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Relationships are hard. Bi-coastal divorces are harder. When a splintering marriage is on the brink, this stage director and his actor wife are pushed to extremes when money and attorneys get involved. Witness the unraveling union while a family attempts to stay together. This tug-of-war will hit close to home for those who have experienced divorce.  

WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

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The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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Nurse Practitioner Ari Kravitz

When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

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Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

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Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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