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Lily Tomlin Delivers Laughs, Cogent Observations in Grandma

Lily Tomlin Delivers Laughs, Cogent Observations in Grandma

Lily Tomlin is poignant and hilarious as Elle, the acerbic title character in Grandma. This enjoyable lark, written and directed by Paul Weitz, gives the iconic comedienne a juicy role,…

Absorbing New Documentary Best of Enemies Will Have You Riveted to the Screen

Absorbing New Documentary Best of Enemies Will Have You Riveted to the Screen

The highly entertaining and extremely engaging documentary Best of Enemies presents the ten famous televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr., during the 1968 presidential nominating conventions.…

Do I Sound Gay? Explores Male Vocal Effeminateness

Do I Sound Gay? Explores Male Vocal Effeminateness

By Gary M. Kramer Filmmaker David Thorpe thinks he “sounds gay.” So he made a documentary, Do I Sound Gay?, which chronicles him hiring speech and voice coaches to help…

Don’t Miss Tangerine, Shot Entirely on an iPhone

Don’t Miss Tangerine, Shot Entirely on an iPhone

Frameline and June Pride are a wrap for this year, but queer films continue to play in Bay Area cinemas. Boulevard, opening July 17, is a curious, melancholic character study…

Sexual Shenanigans Happen During The Overnight

Sexual Shenanigans Happen During The Overnight

By Gary M. Kramer The awkward comedy of manners The Overnight has Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling) anxious about having to make new friends in Los Angeles, where…

Frameline 2015 Must-See Films By Gary M. Kramer

Frameline 2015 Must-See Films By Gary M. Kramer

Frameline, San Francisco’s annual LGBT Film Festival screens at area theaters June 18–28. There are dozens of features, shorts, documentaries and revivals playing. Here is a rundown of what to…

Sex, Opera and Baking Come Together in Frisky Romance All Yours

Sex, Opera and Baking Come Together in Frisky Romance All Yours

All Yours, out May 26 on DVD, is a frisky romance about Lucas (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart), a young man from Argentina who meets the heavyset Belgium baker, Henry (Jean-Michel Balthazar),…

Two French Films: Saint Laurent and In the Name of My Daughter

Two French Films: Saint Laurent and In the Name of My Daughter

Saint Laurent, opening May 15, is the second feature film about Yves Saint Laurent in as many years. Despite its title, this biopic, co-written and directed by Betrand Bonello, is…

Actress and Writer Maria Bello Adds a New Letter to Our LGBT Acronym: “W”

Actress and Writer Maria Bello Adds a New Letter to Our LGBT Acronym: “W”

Maria Bello may be known for her roles in films such as A History of Violence, and The Cooler, but she garnered considerable attention for her essay “Coming Out as…

Dior and I Reveals Prestigious Fashion House’s History as Its Future Unfolds

Dior and I Reveals Prestigious Fashion House’s History as Its Future Unfolds

Dior and I is the third fabulous fashion documentary—after collaborating on Valentino: The Last Emperor and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel—made by the openly gay Frédéric Tcheng. It…

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