Tag: LGBT

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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Embrace of the Vampire

Embrace of the Vampire

| October 13, 2013

Sometimes, a film has no business being remade.  Steve Martin’s spin on The Pink Panther for instance is a true abomination.  I had even heard tell of a Casablanca remake starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, before God stepped in and broke the couple up.  Good lookin’ out, big guy.  Sometimes a film can really […]

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Turtle Hill, Brooklyn

Turtle Hill, Brooklyn

| October 1, 2013

Will (Brian W. Seibert) is celebrating his 30th birthday with his boyfriend Mateo (Ricardo Valdez) and a group of their closest friends.  Issues of life, love, and sex present themselves in the close-knit intimate setting.  I just wish these philosophical discussion were more interesting and unique to the characters.  Instead, these discussions do more to […]

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Staircase

Staircase

| August 29, 2013

When I learned that Rex Harrison and Richard Burton had co-starred as a gay couple in a Stanley Donen film (1969’s Staircase), no force on Earth could have kept me away from it. Many thanks be, say I, to the powers that dreamt up such an unlikely pair for the central couple of a queer […]

Petunia

Petunia

| August 14, 2013

Petunia is a dark comedy about an off-beat family of New Yorkers who must come to terms with their dysfunctional behavior and misgivings about life, relationships and love. The Petunia family is made up of Charlie (Tobias Segal), Adrian and Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and their meddling psychoanalyst parents (Christine Lahti and David Rasche). Michael and […]

The Curtis Harrington Short Film Collection

The Curtis Harrington Short Film Collection

| June 29, 2013

Much like Kenneth Anger’s celebrated short “Fireworks,” Curtis Harrington’s “Fragment of Seeking” (1946), which prefigured “Fireworks” by a year, explores the struggle of a young, gay man with his sexual identity. Only Harrington does so with considerably more subtlety and ambiguity, resulting in a beautiful, languid piece about the pressures faced by those whose desires […]

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Come Undone

Come Undone

| May 21, 2013

First love is a well-worn topic in the movies. Your average gay film is filled with stilted dialogue, gorgeous but otherwise talentless actors, and an all-too tidy conclusion where either one of the lovers dies or the two live happily ever after. It was with some reservations that I approached Come Undone. The box art […]

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Strange Frame

Strange Frame

| March 19, 2013

Explosions of color, trippy character animation and melodramatic vocals collide in a story about love and music in the distant future. Strange Frame, by directors GB Hajim and Shelly Dotty, may make some feel like they are on the bad-side of an acid trip, with its hallucinogenic, cut-out animation style. However, the film possesses such an […]

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Twisted Romance

Twisted Romance

| September 27, 2012

When Roberto (Zehuen Zapata) and Raúl (Oscar Génova) meet, the electricity between them is palpable and the love affair that ensues could rival Romeo and Juliet.  Or maybe I’m just thinking of the urge to kill myself by the end?  The truth is that the film is about the relationship between the young Roberto and […]

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Queer as Folk: The Complete Collection

Queer as Folk: The Complete Collection

| September 27, 2011

This landmark series, which originally aired on U.K.’s Channel 4 between 1999 and 2000, follows a group of gay men living in Manchester, England. The series’ primary focus is on the characters Stuart, Vince, and Nathan. Stuart (Aidan Gillen, The Wire), a wealthy, self-centered businessman, goes to bed with a different man every night and […]

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