Movies: Sauvage/Wild, Ask Dr. Ruth, Long Shot

Sauvage/Wild

Let’s be clear right away. This is the story about mostly professional gay men who sell themselves to others as prostitutes in Strasbourg, France. It’s the product of French Director Camille Videl-Naquet and was nominated for Best Picture at the French version of the Academy Awards.

The lead character is played by the very talented Felix Maritaud, whose performance single handedly carries the entire production. It’s gut wrenching to watch and is not suitable for audiences other than mature adults.

That said, it’s beautifully filmed, with some touches of hopefulness and optimism. Overall, however, it spends entirely too much time on the underbelly. The ending is a surprise.

It’s not rated. It’s listed as a Drama. The run time is 99 minutes. French with English subtitles.

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Sauvage (2018)

Release Date: August 29, 2018
Starring: Félix Maritaud, Éric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, Philippe Ohrel
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 97 min
Original Title: Sauvage
Original Film Language: Français
Production Companies: Les Films de la Croisade
Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here... longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.

Cast Sauvage

  • Félix Maritaud
  • Role: Léo
  • Éric Bernard
  • Role: Ahd
  • Nicolas Dibla
  • Role: Mihal
  • Philippe Ohrel
  • Role: Claude
  • Marie Seux
  • Role: Doctor
  • Jean-Pierre Basté
  • Role: Bookseller
  • Lucas Bleger
  • Role: Disabled man
  • Camille Müller
  • Role: 
  • Philippe Couerre
  • Role: 

Crew Sauvage

  • Camille Vidal-Naquet
  • Director
  • Camille Vidal-Naquet
  • Writer
  • Jacques Girault
  • Cinematography
  • Elif Uluengin
  • Editor
  • Roamin Trouillet
  • Music

Ask Dr. Ruth


What a delightful contrast to our first film. It’s the life story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, from her painful childhood being separated from her parents, to her surviving the Holocaust, to her rise to fame as America’s sex therapist.

Now in her 90’s, still standing only 4 feet 7 inches, she is a spitfire. Her mind and spirit radiate uplifting energy through her thick German accent. Her contributions to the world transcend her 44 year career on television, radio, lectures and public appearances.

This film is also not rated. It’s listed as a Documentary with a run time of 100 minutes. We feel this film is suitable for audiences of mature children and above.

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Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)

Release Date: January 25, 2019
Starring: Ruth Westheimer
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 100 min
Original Title: Ask Dr. Ruth
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Delirio Films, Tripod Media
A documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and her career at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

Cast Ask Dr. Ruth

  • Ruth Westheimer
  • Role: Herself

Crew Ask Dr. Ruth

  • Rafael Marmor
  • Producer
  • Ryan White
  • Director
  • Ryan White
  • Producer
  • Jessica Hargrave
  • Producer
  • Chris Leggett
  • Producer

Long Shot

This new release is both familiar and unique. Familiar because it’s a familiar “Rom-com” format and unique because it is close enough to real politics to remind us of a variety of current events.

The acting is quite impressive. The plot is as believable as our current political events. Unlike our political events, the film does not take itself seriously. Consider this film one part heartwarming, one part satire, one part political quagmire and one part comedic fantasy.

This film is rated R for strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use. It’s listed as a Comedy running 115 minutes. We do not think it is appropriate for children.

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Long Shot (2019)

Release Date: May 2, 2019
Starring: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O'Shea Jackson Jr., June Diane Raphael
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 125 min
Original Title: Long Shot
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Good Universe, Point Grey Pictures, Denver and Delilah Productions, Summit Entertainment
When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

Cast Long Shot

  • Seth Rogen
  • Role: Fred Flarsky
  • Charlize Theron
  • Role: Charlotte Field
  • O'Shea Jackson Jr.
  • Role: Lance
  • June Diane Raphael
  • Role: Maggie Millikin
  • Ravi Patel
  • Role: Tom
  • Bob Odenkirk
  • Role: President Chambers
  • Andy Serkis
  • Role: Parker Wembley
  • Randall Park
  • Role: Boss
  • Tristan D. Lalla
  • Role: Agent M
  • Alexander Skarsgård
  • Role: Prime Minister James Steward
  • Gabrielle Graham
  • Role: Franci
  • Boyz II Men
  • Role: Themselves
  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Role: Katherine
  • Lil Yachty
  • Role: Himself
  • Kurt Braunohler
  • Role: Wembley News Anchor #1
  • Paul Scheer
  • Role: Wembley News Anchor #2
  • Claudia O'Doherty
  • Role: Wembley News Anchor #3

Crew Long Shot

  • Jonathan Levine
  • Director
  • Dan Sterling
  • Screenplay
  • Evan Goldberg
  • Producer
  • Seth Rogen
  • Producer
  • James Weaver
  • Producer
  • Beth Kono
  • Producer
  • Charlize Theron
  • Producer
  • Marco Beltrami
  • Original Music Composer
  • Miles Hankins
  • Music
  • Yves Bélanger
  • Cinematography
  • Melissa Bretherton
  • Editor
  • Evan Henke
  • Editor
  • Kalina Ivanov
  • Production Design
  • Mary E. Vogt
  • Costume Design
  • Liz Hannah
  • Screenplay
  • A.J. Dix
  • Producer
  • Barbara A. Hall
  • Executive Producer
  • Kelli Konop
  • Executive Producer
  • John Powers Middleton
  • Executive Producer
  • Dan Sterling
  • Executive Producer

Hello all! We will be in Ireland for the next three weeks with limited access to movies. We’ll be back in early June. Until then, we wish you all much happiness and good health. J&J

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