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Boys Love

Boys Love

For some sociological reason I have yet to decode, teenage Japanese girls have a thing for comic books depicting hot boy-on-boy romances, complete with steamy sex scenes. This yaoi derivative of manga finds its way...

Movie Review posted on 25th March 2008

Starrbooty

Starrbooty

RuPaul, RuPaul, where to begin? This sister's been doin' it for herself for more than 20 years now, and as drag queens go, she's among the funniest, most mainstream, and, it must be acknowledged, well...

Movie Review posted on 23rd March 2008

A Bloody Aria

A Bloody Aria

An unusual but ultimately impenetrable Korean import, A Bloody Aria has its moments but will ultimately confound American audiences who don't appreciate the complexities of the Korean national psyche. This is a psycho-thriller starring a...

Movie Review posted on 23rd March 2008

Lady Chatterley

Lady Chatterley

Anyone hoping that the 2006 reinterpretation of D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover would feature young gorgeous stars like Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom indulging in erotic adventures must have been let down to discover that...

Movie Review posted on 17th March 2008

Bernard And Doris

Bernard And Doris

HBO lined up two big stars to tell the story of billionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke and her loyal yet shady butler Bernard Lafferty. Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes star in Bernard and Doris and...

Movie Review posted on 26th February 2008

After This Our Exile

After This Our Exile

It's always interesting to see what kinds of films win the big awards beyond America's borders. Over in Asia, it was the clunkily named After This Our Exile that racked up an impressive series of...

Movie Review posted on 26th February 2008

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

What is Dirty Laundry? It's Soul Food plus In & Out as if directed by Tyler Perry. As a large, loud, funny, small-town African-American family comes to terms with the closeted gay man in their...

Movie Review posted on 16th February 2008

2 Days In Paris

2 Days In Paris

Julie Delpy is a rare triple threat, equally talented as a writer, director, and actor. And she's bilingual, too. Such an overachiever! Her romantic comedy 2 Days in Paris is an engaging and witty escape...

Movie Review posted on 6th February 2008

East Side Story

East Side Story

East Side Story isn't another one of those gay dramedies set in West L.A. It's a gay dramedy set in East L.A., with all of the usual gay ensemble film suspects on hand, albeit in...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2008

Come Early Morning

Come Early Morning

For some reason, Come Early Morning was gone by early afternoon. I'm not sure why this indie gem was so utterly overlooked, but it's well worth a screening, especially for Ashley Judd fans who are...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2008

Four Sheets to the Wind

Four Sheets to the Wind

A 2007 Sundance favorite that never found its way to a feature release, Four Sheets to the Wind deserves to be seen. As a no-budget, small-scale, deeply personal drama, it's a good example of a...

Movie Review posted on 14th January 2008

Viva Cuba

Viva Cuba

It's rare for Americans to get a peek inside Cuba, so the delightful Viva Cuba is an especially gratifying treat. Unusual vistas, lush tropical scenery, cute kids... what more could you want?In a Havana elementary...

Movie Review posted on 13th January 2008

In the Pit

In the Pit

Juan Carlos Rulfo wants to show you how the other half lives. In the Pit is a remarkable documentary that gives us a very close look at what it's like to be a down-in-the-dirt manual...

Movie Review posted on 13th January 2008

Nanking

Nanking

Four years before Pearl Harbor, Japan was already on the march in China, grabbing territory in its quest for imperial expansion. After Shanghai fell, Japanese troops set their sights on Nanking, the capital of China...

Movie Review posted on 12th December 2007

Cut Sleeve Boys

Cut Sleeve Boys

Certainly the only film about "the British-Chinese gay experience," Cut Sleeve Boys kicks off when Gavin (Mark Hampton), a closeted computer repair expert, suffers a fatal drug-induced heart attack while performing a sex act in...

Movie Review posted on 29th November 2007

Outing Riley

Outing Riley

You may recall HBO's movie-making contest/reality series Project Greenlight from a few years back. The first winning film was Stolen Summer, and its writer/director Pete Jones has followed up his victory with Outing Riley, a...

Movie Review posted on 27th November 2007

Midnight Eagle

Midnight Eagle

For a ticking-bomb actioner, Japanese import Midnight Eagle is surprisingly profound, going far beyond the conventions of typical thrillers to embrace everything from father-son relationships and East Asian geopolitics to the role of journalists in...

Movie Review posted on 23rd November 2007

Exiles

Exiles

There's nothing like a good road trip flick, especially when the travelers are two sexy young people in love making their way across exotic landscapes while a throbbing soundtrack propels them along. In Exiles, Zano...

Movie Review posted on 19th November 2007

My Best Friend

My Best Friend

French writer/director Patrice Leconte specializes in odd couples, and My Best Friend is another enjoyable variation on the theme. Paris is a cold and miserable place for art and antiques dealer Francois (Daniel Auteuil), and...

Movie Review posted on 17th November 2007

Broken English

Broken English

Don't you just love Parker Posey? She's such an original talent, and it's irksome to see her do so well in a film that just doesn't cut it. Broken English plays like a tired retread...

Movie Review posted on 16th November 2007

American Pastime

American Pastime

Stumbling upon American Pastime soon after watching Ken Burns' epic World War II documentary The War was a happy coincidence. Burns does a great job telling the relatively unknown story of the Japanese-American internment camps,...

Movie Review posted on 16th November 2007

Private Property

Private Property

Sibling rivalry and real estate disputes are two great topics for cinematic drama. Mix the two together, and you can hope for some serious combustion. In Private Property, divorced Pascale (the always elegant Isabelle Huppert)...

Movie Review posted on 9th November 2007

51 Birch Street

51 Birch Street

The intriguing documentary 51 Birch Street asks two questions: how well do you really know your parents as people, and if you could know them better, would you really want to?Meet the Blocks, very much...

Movie Review posted on 9th November 2007

Lagerfeld Confidential

Lagerfeld Confidential

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is a lot like Michael Jackson. How's that for a questionably complimentary comparison? Both are artistic geniuses who have reached the pinnacles of their professions despite their wacky eccentricities. Both are...

Movie Review posted on 24th October 2007

Naked Boys Singing

Naked Boys Singing

Ten naked men in a Rockettes-style high-kick line. Imagine all the flopping around. Actually, you don't need to imagine it. Check out Naked Boys Singing, and you can see exactly what it looks like. This...

Movie Review posted on 19th October 2007

Whole New Thing

Whole New Thing

Whole New Thing treads very delicately through what could be explosive minefields of adolescent sex, student/teacher relationships, and overly permissive parents. But what could easily have turned out to be a grim morality tale is...

Movie Review posted on 17th October 2007

Nomad

Nomad

I get the sense that the story of the making of Nomad is far more interesting than the film itself. Shot in Kazakhstan over the course of two years (weather and funding caused delays) with...

Movie Review posted on 9th October 2007

Tan Lines

Tan Lines

The young surfers and skate rats who hang around their small Australian beach town complaining that nothing's going on couldn't be more wrong. In fact, the town is full of wild plot developments. Tan Lines...

Movie Review posted on 20th September 2007

Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation

OK, it's official: I no longer care about 18 year olds. Freshman Orientation is the last hyperkenetic, oversexed, foul-mouthed, gender-bending, college frolic I'll watch. At this point I've simply eaten too much American Pie.When Clay...

Movie Review posted on 20th September 2007

Selena

Selena

The short life of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Perez ended in 1995 when the 23-year-old was gunned down by her own assistant. Young, beautiful, newly married, and beloved by millions of music fans, Selena was at...

Movie Review posted on 14th September 2007

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