Vito Russo stood at the front of every gay rights movement of the past generation, and is best known for his work preserving the cinematic depiction of homosexuals in “The Celluloid Closet.” Director Jeffrey Schwarz tells Russo’s story poignantly and powerfully in the HBO documentary, Vito, which premieres on TV on July 23.
Family dysfunction bubbles up through betrayal and secrets, finally exploding into histrionics that director Richard LeMay ultimately is able to subdue into an affecting family drama in Naked as We Came.
Judas Kiss in a parallel universe, where the film has distribution in China. In the real world, it doesn’t. This DVD cover art is from a pirated version found on the Internet.
How a table reading contributes to the development of my upcoming feature film projects — Something Like Summer, a decade-spanning romance, and The Dark Place, a mystery-thriller set in wine country.
French actor-director Gaël Morel’s stylish and engaging new film raises a lot of issues about gay culture but doesn’t have much to say about any of them. Even so, a riveting cast and lush visuals make Our Paradise worth checking out.
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Joshua Sanchez’ adaptation of the provocative Broadway play delivers a nuanced portrait of four characters hiding behind lies but striking out with truth. A strong cast explores messy issues of race, class, gender and sexuality amid a steamy suburban setting in Four.
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“There is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.”
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For those who believe that gay coming-of-age films are passé, North Sea Texas tells a charming and sexy story set on Belgium’s North Sea coast in the early 1970s that will make you think again.
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Pat Robertson’s delusional view of the world actually makes God the bad guy.I hope Jesus is nothing like the vindictive and ill-informed Christian broadcaster and one-time Republican presidential candidate who claims Haiti has suffered throughout its history because of a supposed “deal with the Devil” slaves made in order to defeat their French overlords.
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Yipes! My iPhone’s calendar and contacts have stopped syncing with my MobileMe calendar and contacts. Alas, Apple’s cloud solution is convenient but not a hundred percent reliable. Here are two ways you can cope.