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    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…

    Kill Your Darlings Has Enthralling Moments but Ultimately Fails

    Kill Your Darlings Has Enthralling Moments but Ultimately Fails

     “Rupture the pattern” and “break the law” are ideologies that animate the neophyte Beats — Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster), and Jack…

    Sean Thompson, Star of Rodgers and Hart’s “I Married An Angel”

    Sean Thompson, Star of Rodgers and Hart’s “I Married An Angel”

    Sean Thompson makes his West Coast debut with 42nd Street Moon in a production of the Rodgers and Hart masterpiece, “I Married an Angel,” now playing at the Eureka Theatre…

    “French Cinema Now” Features Plenty of Ooh La La for Queer Francophiles

    “French Cinema Now” Features Plenty of Ooh La La for Queer Francophiles

      The sixth annual French Cinema Now, November 7-10 at Landmark’s Clay Theatre, is a chance for moviegoers to see the latest work by significant Francophone filmmakers. Possibly the hottest…

    The Cowardly Lion Really Is a Friend of Dorothy

    The Cowardly Lion Really Is a Friend of Dorothy

    Lee MacDougall, who plays the Cowardly Lion in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new stage production of “The Wizard of Oz,” isn’t looking for the Yellow Brick Road in San Francisco. He’d…

    Turtle Hill, Brooklyn Presents Absorbing Story of a Gay Male Couple

    Turtle Hill, Brooklyn Presents Absorbing Story of a Gay Male Couple

    Turtle Hill, Brooklyn, out this week on DVD, is an outstanding independent queer film that addresses issues of trust, communication and fidelity between two partners. Smart and savvy, it introduces…

    Openly Gay Writer/Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez Talks About His Latest Film: C.O.G.

    Openly Gay Writer/Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez Talks About His Latest Film: C.O.G.

    The first film adapted from the work of David Sedaris, C.O.G.—the title means Child of God, not Capable of Genocide—has many vivid moments, such as David (Jonathan Groff) sleeping on…

    Rare Screenings of Pier Paolo Pasolini Films in SF This Month

    Rare Screenings of Pier Paolo Pasolini Films in SF This Month

    Moviegoers have a tremendous opportunity to see several great works by gay filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini on the big screen this month. A mini-retrospective offers early films such as Mamma…

    The Canyons Oscillates Between Gay and Straight

    The Canyons Oscillates Between Gay and Straight

    Bret Easton Ellis, famous for creating louche, amoral characters, has created some fabulously reckless film industry folk in his smart screenplay for The Canyons, now available on VOD. The writer…