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Oscar Picks

Oscar Picks

Now, with marriage equality thankfully a reality here February 22 is the date of the 87th Academy Awards. There are several clear winners, but also some real wild cards. Here’s…

The Cult of JT LeRoy Presents Cautionary, Fascinating Tale About the Nature of Fame

The Cult of JT LeRoy Presents Cautionary, Fascinating Tale About the Nature of Fame

One of the highlights at this year’s Independent Film Fest is local filmmaker Marjorie Sturm’s The Cult of JT Leroy, playing at the Roxie in San Francisco on February 7…

The Duke of Burgandy Drips with Dreamy, Kinky Romanticism

The Duke of Burgandy Drips with Dreamy, Kinky Romanticism

The Venn diagrams of lesbians, S&M practitioners, and lepidopterists overlap in The Duke of Burgandy, writer/director Peter Strickland’s distinctive, ecstatic, and arch romantic drama. The film takes its visual cues…

Openly Bisexual Desiree Akhavan’s Impressive Feature Filma Debut Appropriate Behavior

Openly Bisexual Desiree Akhavan’s  Impressive Feature Filma Debut Appropriate Behavior

Openly bisexual writer/director Desiree Akhavan has crafted a laugh out loud deadpan comedy with her fabulous feature debut Appropriate Behavior. Brooklynite Shirin (Akhavan) has just broken up with her girlfriend…

Queer Films of 2014

Queer Films of 2014

The year in queer film 2014 got off to a great start in January with the release of arguably the best queer film of the year, Alain Guiraudie’s explicit, erotic,…

Gay DVD Gift Guide

Gay DVD Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us and you either want to give or receive, or just unwind by watching a GLBT video. Here are six suggestions. Writer/director Rob Williams’ delightfully naughty…

Four Moons Poignantly Addresses Affection and Rejection Among 4 Gay Men

Four Moons Poignantly Addresses  Affection and Rejection Among 4 Gay Men

Four Moons is writer-director Sergio Tovar Velarde’s poignant drama about a quartet of gay men grappling with affection and rejection. The film, out on DVD December 2, tells four stories…

Intriguing Yet Muddled Snails in the Rain

Intriguing Yet Muddled  Snails in the Rain

Snails in the Rain, now out on DVD, is an intriguing but muddled story about Boaz (Yoav Reuveni), an extremely attractive linguistics student at Tel Aviv University during a hot…

The Way He Looks Proves That Real Love for All of Us Is Blind

The Way He Looks Proves That Real Love for All of Us Is Blind

Brazil’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film, The Way He Looks, opens November 7. It is out writer/director Daniel Ribeiro’s feature length version of his excellent 2010 short I…

Thoughtful, Gentle Lilting Addresses Grief But Is Life Affirming

Thoughtful, Gentle Lilting Addresses Grief But Is Life Affirming

Lilting, written and directed by the openly gay Hong Khaou, is a subtle and moving chamber drama about the communication gap between Richard (Ben Whishaw) and Junn (Pei Pei Cheng).…

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