Tag: LGBT

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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The Gays

The Gays

| November 14, 2014

Let’s get right to the point: this is a horrible film.  Given the subject matter, this may be seen as homophobic, but I imagine the film’s existence will offend more members of the LGBT community than anyone else.  I’m not gay, but I have gay friends and am completely in support of equal rights for […]

God Loves Uganda

God Loves Uganda

| June 22, 2014

Director, Producer & Screenwriter Roger Ross Williams is no stranger to Africa. He won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for his film, Music by Prudence, about a young Zimbabwean singer-songwriter born severely disabled, overcoming discrimination and poverty, and accompanied by other physically challenged band members. In God Loves Uganda, a 2013 Sundance […]

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Campaign of Hate:  Russia and Gay Propaganda

Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda

| April 2, 2014

With the Winter Olympics behind us, many have already started to forget about the controversial laws passed by Russia against homosexuals leading up to the games.  This documentary looks at the struggles of homosexuals in Russia today and throughout history. Like with all of Breaking Glass Pictures’ releases, I didn’t get a proper DVD release […]

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Blue Is The Warmest Color

Blue Is The Warmest Color

| October 26, 2013

The struggles between the physical and mental aspects of romantic desire are intensely deconstructed in director Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest film, Blue Is The Warmest Color. Loosely based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude, the story centers on a 15-year old girl named Adele (played by Adele Exarchopoulos) who is climbing into […]

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