The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

10 Must Watch LGBT+ Comedies

Celebrating Pride 2020 safely at home, we take a look at 10 LGBT+ comedy films that are as diverse as the community itself. A special thanks to Frida Board Member Atalia Lopez and Frida volunteer Dina Bdaiwi for their advising contributions for the films on this list. […]

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Review: Da 5 Bloods

After winning his first Oscar for Blackkklansman, Spike Lee teams up with Netflix for his new joint, Da 5 Bloods. The film follows a group of four black Vietnam War veterans who return to Vietnam to find the remains of a fallen comrade and the gold they left behind. […]

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Review: The Vast of Night

Science Fiction movies tend to be grandiose and filled with expensive special effects in an attempt to bring their fantastical stories to life. Yet, Andrew Patterson was able to create a Sci Fi experience on a budget of less than $1 million. His cinematic debut, The Vast of Night, follows a young radio host and switchboard operator in a 1950s New Mexico small town as they hear strange noises through the radio and try to find out if they are of an extraterrestrial origin. […]

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The V/H/S Trilogy: The Power of Found Footage

The Horror genre is almost as old as cinema itself. With Georges Méliès 1896 short film Le Manoir du Diable being considered one of the first. The genre only expanded from there, with 1920s German expressionist films like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, and Waxworks setting the earliest standard for creating genuinely scary films. […]

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7 Popular Films that are Surprisingly Rated PG

When many of us think of PG-rated movies, we tend to think of more family-oriented films; your E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Star Wars, and Hook-type fare that appeal to adults and children alike. However, before the introduction of the PG-13 rating on July 1, 1984, many films were surprisingly labeled with a PG rating, including films with killer animals, infidelity, child slavery, and even suicide. […]

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