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Empty flings: 'Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots'

Empty flings: 'Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 15, 2019

"Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots" is the latest film from auteur Thales Correa, now available on DVD.

Martyrdom of St. Pier Paolo Pasolini

Martyrdom of St. Pier Paolo Pasolini

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 8, 2019

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-75) had an iconoclastic career as a gay Italian film director, poet, novelist, journalist, actor, playwright, political figure, philosopher, and intellectual.

Lost history of woman film pioneer

Lost history of woman film pioneer

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 24, 2019

"There is no merit in being first," is an incredible understatement by Alice Guy-Blache, the subject of the new comprehensive Blu-ray documentary "Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache, the First Female Filmmaker."

Take a fresh look at 'Jefferson in Paris'

Take a fresh look at 'Jefferson in Paris'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 17, 2019

Just released for the first time on Blu-Ray by Kino Lorber, Merchant-Ivory's "Jefferson in Paris" can now be reevaluated in time for its 25th anniversary.

The road to marriage equality: 'To a More Perfect Union'

The road to marriage equality: 'To a More Perfect Union'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 17, 2019

Newly out on DVD, Donna Zaccaro's documentary "To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor" is a short, succinct explanation of the legal battle fought by Edie Windsor.

Decadent aristocrat: 'Patrick Melrose'

Decadent aristocrat: 'Patrick Melrose'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 27, 2019

Consider the recent Showtime miniseries "Patrick Melrose" a reality check. After viewing the program, you won't be pining for the Earl of Grantham trying to preserve his palatial estate for posterity.

Elton John takes flight in 'Rocketman'

Elton John takes flight in 'Rocketman'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 20, 2019

Actor Taron Egerton is transformed into gay rock star Elton John in the acclaimed biopic "Rocketman," which comes to DVD/Blu-Ray after a highly successful theatrical release.

Day-Lewis comes clean in 'My Beautiful Laundrette'

Day-Lewis comes clean in 'My Beautiful Laundrette'

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Aug 20, 2019

Welcome to the world of director Stephen Frears' dazzling "My Beautiful Laundrette" (1985), now out on Criterion Collection DVD.

Hedwig's anomalous anatomy

Hedwig's anomalous anatomy

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 13, 2019

It's rare for a film to be prophetic, yet 2001's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" serves as a precursor to today's gender nonbinary and fluidity of sexual roles issues.

Manipulating the heiress

Manipulating the heiress

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 30, 2019

Closeted gay novelist Henry James has had a checkered history in terms of his books being successfully adapted for film.

Terrence McNally, a life in the theatre

Terrence McNally, a life in the theatre

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 9, 2019

"I'm of the school 'Write what you know.' You can educate yourself, but the best writing usually comes from the heart," says playwright Terrence McNally.

Experience counts in the theatre

Experience counts in the theatre

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Jul 9, 2019

W. Somerset Maugham's 1937 novel "Theatre" has been adapted several times for pictures. It's the basis for the dazzling 2004 film "Being Julia," starring an incandescent Annette Bening.

Pride in the Deep South

Pride in the Deep South

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 9, 2019

Two lesbians decide to organize Pride celebrations in the Deep South in "Southern Pride," a new documentary by filmmaker Malcolm Ingram.

French AIDS drama: 'Sorry Angel'

French AIDS drama: 'Sorry Angel'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 25, 2019

At 132 minutes, Christophe Honore's new film "Sorry Angel" is a bit long. The slow-moving drama, well-acted and beautifully filmed, would play a lot better if it were shorter. Some of the scenes ramble on.