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    Taekwondo Casts Spell on Viewers with Seductive Homoeroticism

    Taekwondo Casts Spell on Viewers with Seductive Homoeroticism

    By Gary M. Kramer Out Argentine writer/director Marco Berger’s Taekwondo, now out on DVD, casts a spell on viewers. Set entirely in a country estate, the film depicts little more…

    Sensitive New Film Truman Plumbs the Depths of Human Experience

    Sensitive New Film Truman Plumbs the Depths of Human Experience

    By Gary M. Kramer Spanish writer/director Cesc Gay had a breakout hit in 2000 with Nico and Dani, about two teenagers who are best friends, one of whom is gay.…

    Gay Filmmaker Francois Ozon’s Frantz Is Both a Handsome Romantic Melodrama and Ghost Story

    Gay Filmmaker Francois Ozon’s Frantz Is Both a Handsome Romantic Melodrama and Ghost Story

    By Gary M. Kramer Frantz, by gay French filmmaker François Ozon, is a black and white costume drama, set in 1919 Germany. A loose remake of the Ernst Lubitsch drama…

    Forceful and Moving New Documentary Chronicles Fight for Marriage Equality

    Forceful and Moving New Documentary Chronicles Fight for Marriage Equality

    By Gary M. Kramer The fight for gay marriage was a long and hard won battle. While the outcome is common knowledge, how marriage equality happened step-by-step is less well…

    2017 Academy Awards: Who Will Likely Win but Who Should Win

    2017 Academy Awards: Who Will Likely Win but Who Should Win

    By Gary M. Kramer The 2017 Academy Awards are this weekend. But who will win, and who should win? Here are some educated guesses. Best Picture Nominees: Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw…

    LGBT Movie Standouts at The Mostly British Film Festival

    LGBT Movie Standouts at The Mostly British Film Festival

    By Gary M. Kramer The Mostly British Film Festival, unspooling February 16–23 at the Vogue Theater, 3290 Sacramento Street, in San Francisco, showcases a number of films by gay directors,…

    Academy Award-Nominated Documentary I Am Not Your Negro Reminds Viewers of James Baldwin’s Greatness and Still-Relevant Work

    Academy Award-Nominated Documentary I Am Not Your Negro Reminds Viewers of James Baldwin’s Greatness and Still-Relevant Work

    By Gary M. Kramer Raoul Peck’s rousing, provocative documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, opening February 3 in San Francisco, is a tone poem and a clarion call. This urgent,…

    Often Outrageous Gay Filmmaker Works in More Restrained Mode for Julieta

    Often Outrageous Gay Filmmaker Works in More Restrained Mode for Julieta

    By Gary M. Kramer Julieta, which opened last week in San Francisco, has the often-outrageous gay filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar working in a more restrained mode. This drama, based on three…

    The Year in Queer Film 2016

    The Year in Queer Film 2016

    By Gary M. Kramer The year in queer film 2016 had both notable achievements—Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, about three stages in the life of an African American man, chief among them—and…

    Closet Monster Deftly Mixes Harsh Reality with Fantasy

    Closet Monster Deftly Mixes Harsh Reality with Fantasy

    By Gary Krammer Closet Monster, opening December 2 in San Francisco, is a fantastic—as in great, as in surreal—Canadian film about Oscar (Connor Jessup), a confused teenager who confides his…

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