Tag: LGBT

Teenage Cocktail

Teenage Cocktail

| February 13, 2018

Romantic relationships between teenage girls are rarely represented on-screen, and when they are, they aren’t taken seriously. In Teenage Cocktail, John Carchietta’s first foray into directing, the relationship between its two seventeen-year-old leads, Annie (Nichole Bloom) and Jules (Fabianne Therese), is deadly serious—but still betrays that the film is indeed written and directed by a […]

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The Heart and Soul of Jennifer’s Body

The Heart and Soul of Jennifer’s Body

| January 25, 2018

If there’s anything regarding personal experience with cinema that’s fascinating to look back on, it’s the way in which one’s tastes evolve over time. In September 2009, I had just started eighth grade, was about to turn thirteen years old, and would not discover my asexuality for almost another four years. Also around the time […]

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Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel

Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel

| January 8, 2018

I have a pretty high tolerance for bad movies.  Give me something like Sharknado or Birdemic or The Room, and I will watch it over and over again.  I will have my friends over to watch it over and over again.  I will write glowing reviews, and analyze it, and do podcasts about it, as […]

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Puppylove

Puppylove

| April 3, 2017

Coming of age stories are always a gamble.  It’s like reviewing horror films.  You know that 90% of them are going to be garbage, but every once in a while you come across something really special.  Unfortunately, Puppylove isn’t very good.  However, it does have an interesting premise that could have been done well if […]

Blush

Blush

| February 8, 2017

From all appearances, Blush would seem to be a coming of age lesbian drama about two Jewish high school girls, Naama (Sivan Noam Shimon) and Dana (Jade Sakori), exploring their sexuality along with drugs, alcohol, and the Tel Aviv night life.  Actually, I found all of this to be secondary to the main story line […]

Looking: The Complete Series and Movie

Looking: The Complete Series and Movie

| December 9, 2016

Given that Looking only ran for two seasons, I guess I’m not surprised I haven’t heard of it.  Many of HBO’s TV series are cultural phenomenon so it’s rare for them to have a dud that comes and goes without having any impact whatsoever.  This is why I tend to keep an eye out for […]

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Freeheld

Freeheld

| February 8, 2016

I really feel like the Supreme Court declaring that gay marriage is legal in all states recently may have taken the wind out of this film’s sails.  It’s a good story, well acted, well directed, emotionally strong, but it’s a victim of its own release date.  This story needed to either come out before the […]

Manhattan: Season 1

Manhattan: Season 1

| April 7, 2015

I’ve been meaning to watch this series for a while now since the entire first season is available on Hulu plus, and the previews they aired when it first premiered looked interesting.  Being offered a copy of the blu-ray to review was just the nudge I needed to get into this gripping and human drama […]

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The Duke Of Burgundy

The Duke Of Burgundy

| January 24, 2015

The limits of desire and fulfillment are dissected quite captivatingly in Peter Strickland’s latest film The Duke Of Burgundy. The story takes place in an unknown town and in the rooms and gardens of a seemingly ancient estate. There, Cynthia, played by Sidse Babett Knudesen, an assumed although never confirmed entomologist engages in a sadomasochistic relationship with […]

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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

| December 1, 2014

Adapted from Ed Graczyk’s play of the same title, Robert Altman’s film version of Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) is now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Olive Films. Featuring beautiful performances from the likes of Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black, and Kathy Bates, Jimmy Dean centers on […]

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