In recounting her story, Jones takes a deliberately erratic approach that is presumably meant to mirror her own unsettled mindset. There are scenes in which she guides us through what her days in the church were like with the aid of a treasure trove of archival materials, ranging from home movies of the family to fascinating footage of actual organization events. There are also scenes in which she interviews other former second-generation members to talk about what happened when they found themselves at odds with a lifestyle that they had no say in choosing for themselves. In select moments, she talks to her brother, Bow (who also serves as cinematographer), about the agonies he went through growing up homosexual in an organization that was virulently anti-gay.
Oscar Winners Used to Be Announced Before the Ceremony. During the early years of the Academy Awards, the organization provided newspapers with the names in advance, with the agreement that they would not publish the names until 11 p.m. Of course, then someone had to ruin it for everyone, when The Los Angeles Times broke this rule during the heated 1940 competition, announcing that Gone With the Wind had won before the statue had been handed out. It led to a rule change that stands today. And for more trivia straight from the Dolby, check out these 30 Oscars Telecast Jokes That Totally Bombed.
"Batman Returns." Michelle Pfeiffer said that her Catwoman costume was vacuum sealed once she was fitted into it for scenes, so she actually had only a short amount of time to perform before she would have to have it opened or she could become light headed and pass out.
Two problems arise with this particular approach. The first is that by including all of these side issues along with the main narrative of Jones trying to come to grips with her past in order to pave the way for her future, the film (which only clocks in at 73 minutes) neither delves into any of them with any particular depth, nor figures out a way to tie them in to her own story. The other problem, quite frankly, is that a number of these side stories actually prove to be more interesting than Jones’ own saga. Bow’s story, in particular, could have easily been spun out into a potentially powerful story in its own right. By comparison, Jones’ still-conflicted feelings about her experiences lead to a number of moments where it feels as if she is pulling punches so as not to offend. Towards the end, for example, she asks her father some pointed questions about how he can still belong to a group that stresses the importance of family while at the same time asking its members to put the group ahead of their own families. When he basically evades the question altogether, she doesn’t bother to press the issue, possibly out of fear of disappointing him again.
"John Wick: Chapter 2." Keanu Reeves performed about 95 percent of the fight scenes himself. To prepare for the role, Keanu trained for three months. His training consisted of Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, marksmanship, and driving.