Arts & Culture :: DVD

'Bros' - Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane on their big gay rom-com
'Potato Dreams of America' - Wes Hurley's inventive, captivating gay tale

'Potato Dreams of America' - Wes Hurley's inventive, captivating gay tale

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 20, 2022

Gay filmmaker Wes Hurley's inventive and captivating 'Potato Dreams of America,' now available on Blu-ray, is the kind of movie another Wes (Anderson) would make if he was gay.

Let's Dance! The Lavender Tube on 'Spookys,' 'Revenge' and 'DWTS'

Let's Dance! The Lavender Tube on 'Spookys,' 'Revenge' and 'DWTS'

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Sep 20, 2022

The new fall season is upon us and with it some —never enough!— queerness to keep us going through this relentless midterm election season, including 'Dancing With the Stars,' comedies 'Los Espookys,' 'Do Revenge' and more.

'Albatross' - a haunting debut feature

'Albatross' - a haunting debut feature

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 13, 2022

Writer/director Myles Yaksich offers up "Albatross," an impressive debut feature, a tale of secrets and repression set in the 1950s.

Missing Fassbinder: François Ozon's 'Peter Von Kant'

Missing Fassbinder: François Ozon's 'Peter Von Kant'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 13, 2022

Gay French filmmaker François Ozon has done something different with his new movie "Peter Von Kant," a gender-swap remake of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1972's "The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant."

'Girl Picture' - Gen Z romance in Finland

'Girl Picture' - Gen Z romance in Finland

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 13, 2022

'Girl Picture' is truly a fun film to watch. Director Alli Haapasalo's approach seems to be to simply get out of the way and let the kids speak for themselves as they deal with coming-of-age issues.

Cinematic matters: Fall Arts films, part 2

Cinematic matters: Fall Arts films, part 2

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 6, 2022

Fall films offer a variety of LGBT themes and queer-adjacent stories. As this continued list of fall offerings reveals, there are many queer artists behind the camera, even if on camera portrayals are still a mixed bag.

Screen gems: Fall Arts films to see

Screen gems: Fall Arts films to see

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 30, 2022

At least judging by summer box office standards, people are returning back to theaters, especially for blockbusters involving sequels and superhero movies. Let's look at some smaller yet more LGBT-filled fare.

'Poser' - Columbus music scene's queer-adjacence

'Poser' - Columbus music scene's queer-adjacence

  • by Joshua Polanski
  • Aug 23, 2022

Set in the ultra-local indie music in Columbus, directors Ori Segev and Noah Dixon wisely populate their affectionately-shot indie film with real performers from the local scene, most notably Bobbi Kitten (as herself) from Damn the Witch Siren.

'They/Them' - conversion camp's a killer

'They/Them' - conversion camp's a killer

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 23, 2022

Kevin Bacon, who began his film career in the 1980 classic slasher film 'Friday the 13th,' returns to that genre in 'They/Them,' a film he co-executive-produced that combines the horror of anti-gay conversion camps with the threat of a violent slasher.

Couture caper: 'Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris'

Couture caper: 'Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 23, 2022

We are all in need of a fairy tale for adults to lift up our spirits. Fortunately, Hollywood has given us a whimsical, enchanting one in "Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris," based on the beloved 1958 Paul Gallico novel.

"Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" plot-twists the knife

"Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" plot-twists the knife

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 17, 2022

"Bodies Bodies Bodies," the English-language directorial debut by Dutch filmmaker Halina Reijn, is everything and nothing that you expect it to be, with a cast of (mostly) young actors romping around a mansion during an impending hurricane.

'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Palm Drive's pioneering porn

'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Palm Drive's pioneering porn

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 16, 2022

For twelve years beginning in 1985, Palm Drive Video produced hundreds of video scenes featuring a variety of men engaging in a wide array of fetishized sex. The new documentary shares the kinky tale.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

A Run for More & The Art of Love: two new uncommon LGBT films

A Run for More & The Art of Love: two new uncommon LGBT films

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Aug 9, 2022

Although they are vastly different films, both "A Run for More" and "The Art of Love" dare to venture off the beaten path, pulling back the curtain on their subject matter.