Tag: Romance

Junjo Romantica: Season 2

Junjo Romantica: Season 2

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I wrote in my review of Junjo Romantica Season 1 how little plot developed in that season outside the courtship of the three primary couples. No outside threats, no antagonists, just six men trying to find workable ways to approach their relationships with one another. We are talking about a Boys’ Love anime with a […]

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Cannibal: A Love Story

Cannibal: A Love Story

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

One may have certain expectations when going into a movie entitled Cannibal: A Love Story.  They may anticipate a psychological thriller about a psychopath finding his humanity through a need for basic human connection.  They might expect a tongue-in-cheek farce with a lot of subtextual winks to the audience and Deschanel levels of quirkiness.  I […]

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Junjo Romantica: Season 1

Junjo Romantica: Season 1

| September 15, 2014 | 5 Comments

In 2008, the staff at Studio Deen, the producers of such anime series as Rurouni Kenshin (1997-1998) and Fruits Basket (2001), adapted Shungiku Nakamura’s “Boys’ Love” manga, Junjo Romantica, into a wonderful, 24-episode anime. As a Boys’ Love series, Junjo focuses specifically on interconnected homosexual relationships among six Tokyo men. With a perfect balance of […]

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Summer in February

Summer in February

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A very polite and British love triangle emerges between two friends (Dominic Cooper; Captain America: The First Avenger, and Dan Stevens; Downton Abbey) and a young aspiring artist who is new in town (Emily Browning; Sleeping Beauty).  The story takes place sometime around the early 20th century in the English countryside, while Browning’s character is […]

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In Your Eyes

In Your Eyes

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t pretend to know what type of project Joss Whedon is going to take on next.  Any writer who goes from a teenage drama about slaying vampires, to a western set in outer space, to a horror parody, to the highest grossing super hero movie ever, to a low budget Shakespeare adaptation clearly defies […]

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Things Never Said

Things Never Said

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

So much can be said with silence. Too many words can say so little. And a few words carefully placed can say a lot. Things Never Said is a film about much more than poetry, but it has poetry at its base. The film almost feels like a poem itself.  For Kalindra Stepney, the main […]

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The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition

The Princess and the Pilot: Premium Edition

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The release of The Princess and the Pilot (2011) on North American Blu-ray marks NIS America’s first foray into distributing anime feature films. To confer their usual Premium Edition treatment on a single, feature-length film may seem like an overextension of resources at first, especially since they had only previously presented episodic anime series in […]

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Come Undone

Come Undone

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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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Missed Connections

Missed Connections

| May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The internet has made it a lot easier to generate relationships. On top of dating sites, there are social networking sites, apps, and one of the easiest technologies to utilize: local “missed connections” sites. These sites, which allow people living in a certain area to find the charming strangers-in-passing that they were infatuated with for […]

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Satellite of Love

Satellite of Love

| March 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Three longtime friends: Sam (Nathan Phillips), Blake (Zachary Knighton; ABC’s Happy Endings), and Katherine (Shannon Lucio) all seem inseparable.  Sam and Katherine are in a relationship, but there’s an intimacy they share with Blake that makes him never seem like a third wheel.  All is well.  Fast forward 3 years and now Blake and Katherine […]

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