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    Deeply Personal, Highly Provocative Facing Fear

    Deeply Personal, Highly Provocative Facing Fear

    A powerful gay-themed film, Facing Fear, has been nominated for an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category. Written and directed by Bay Area resident Jason Cohen, the film artfully…

    Hypnotic, Seductive Stranger by the Lake

    Hypnotic, Seductive Stranger by the Lake

    Stranger by the Lake, opening February 7, depicts a love triangle that develops at a gay cruising area. Written and directed by Alain Guiraudie, the film tells the story of…

    “Mostly British Film Festival” Offers Brit Miserablism at Its Best

    “Mostly British Film Festival” Offers Brit Miserablism at Its Best

    The “Mostly British Film Festival” unspools February 13-20 at the Vogue Theater, 3290 Sacramento Street, in San Francisco. Offering premieres of over two dozen new films (The Lunchbox), old favorites…

    The World Premiere of HBO’s “Looking” at the Castro Theatre

    The World Premiere of HBO’s “Looking” at the Castro Theatre

    The world premiere of HBO’s new series, Looking, took place January 14 at the Castro Theatre. The gay dramedy is set in San Francisco, where it was also filmed. Creator/Co-Executive…

    The Last Match Is Sexy and Compelling, Even If the Ending Disappoints

    The Last Match Is Sexy and Compelling, Even If the Ending Disappoints

    By Gary Kramer The Last Match, opening Friday at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema, is a sexy and affecting drama about two young men who fall in love amid poverty in…

    Q&A with Darren Stein, Director of G.B.F.

    Q&A with Darren Stein, Director of G.B.F.

    By Gary Kramer Turning the drama of coming out into high comedy, G.B.F., opening January 24, is a bright—and brightly colored—high-energy romp. Tanner (Michael J. Willett) is a high school…

    Bromance Develops in the Heat of Una Noche

    Bromance Develops in the Heat of Una Noche

    The poignant Cuban drama Una Noche, now out on DVD, is narrated by Aris Mejias, who voices the thoughts of Lila (Anailían de la Rúa de la Torre). Lila is…

    Best and Worst Queer Films of 2013

    Best and Worst Queer Films of 2013

    By Gary Kramer With actors and filmmakers taking challenging roles, 2013 was another Queer Year for Film. Here’s a rundown of the year’s queer films and trends, including the good,…

    DVD Gift Guide

    DVD Gift Guide

    By Gary Kramer Holiday shopping? It is not always easy to find the right DVDs to suit everyone’s tastes. Here are a few suggestions to purchase or request. For the…

    Philomena Disappoints, But See It Anyway for Judi Dench and Steve Coogan’s Performances

    Philomena Disappoints, But See It Anyway for Judi Dench and Steve Coogan’s Performances

    Dame Judi Dench plays the title role in Philomena, a film “inspired by true events.” Her character is a working-class Irish woman who was sent to a convent as a…