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    LGBT Films to Cuddle Up with at Home

    LGBT Films to Cuddle Up with at Home

    By Gary Kramer– Looking for something good to watch? There are some outstanding queer films now available on DVD and/or streaming that should not been missed. Here is a rundown…

    Straight Up Is a Talky and Funny New Queer Romcom

    Straight Up Is a Talky and Funny New Queer Romcom

    By Gary Kramer– Out queer writer/director James Sweeney’s Straight Up, opening March 20 in the Bay Area, is a terrific romcom with a twist. Todd (Sweeney) drops a bombshell on…

    Gay Actor Shines in Guatemalan Romantic Drama

    Gay Actor Shines in Guatemalan Romantic Drama

    By Gary Kramer– Out gay actor Enrique Salanic makes an indelible film debut as the title character in director Li Cheng’s excellent romantic drama José, opening March 13 at the…

    Lesbian Romance Is Full of Quiet Passions

    Lesbian Romance Is Full of Quiet Passions

    By Gary Kramer– Out lesbian director Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, opening February 14 in the Bay Area, is an exquisite, exceptional romantic drama. Set in the…

    Controversial Gay Film Set in the Country of Georgia Is Worth Watching

    Controversial Gay Film Set in the Country of Georgia Is Worth Watching

    By Gary Kramer– And Then We Danced is writer/director Levan Akin’s engrossing drama about a closeted young dancer in Tbilisi. The film, which opens February 21 in the Bay Area,…

    Out Documentarian Chronicles a Remarkable Media Project

    Out Documentarian Chronicles a Remarkable Media Project

    By Gary Kramer– In her Philadelphia apartment, Marion Stokes recorded 70,000 VHS tapes from 1977 until her death in 2012. Her main focus was TV news; she simultaneously taped multiple…

    The Best and Worst LGBTQ Films of 2019, Plus a 2020 Preview

    The Best and Worst LGBTQ Films of 2019, Plus a 2020 Preview

    By Gary Kramer– As 2019 comes to a close, here are ten highlights—and one lowlight—from this year’s cinematic output along with a look at four films opening in early 2020.…

    Temblores: An Exquisite, and Exquisitely Made, Powerful Drama from Guatemala

    Temblores: An Exquisite, and Exquisitely Made, Powerful Drama from Guatemala

    By Gary Kramer– Out gay writer/director Jayro Bustamante’s Temblores (Tremors), opening December 6 at the Landmark Opera Plaza, is an exquisite—and exquisitely made—drama from Guatemala. Pablo (Juan Pablo Olyslager) is…

    Cousins Is a Sweet Gay Brazilian Romance

    Cousins Is a Sweet Gay Brazilian Romance

    By Gary Kramer– In Cousins, out on DVD and VOD December 3, lonely Lucas (Paulo Sousa) first meets his cousin Mario (co-writer/director Thiago Cazado) when the latter comes to stay…

    Out Filmmaker’s Latest Drama Is a Twisty Mystery

    Out Filmmaker’s Latest Drama Is a Twisty Mystery

    By Gary Kramer– Written and directed by out gay filmmaker Wash Westmoreland, Earthquake Bird is a twisty and absorbing adaptation of Susanna Jones’ celebrated novel. The juicy drama, available on…

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