Arts & Culture :: DVD

Queer classics come to Blu-Ray

Queer classics come to Blu-Ray

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 18, 2019

Just in time for Pride, Shout Factory releases four classic queer titles on Blu-ray.

Patagonian playtime

Patagonian playtime

  • by David Lamble
  • Jun 4, 2019

The coming-of-age adolescent-boy romantic drama "My Best Friend" is a first feature from Argentine helmer Martin Deus.

Chasing Henry James

Chasing Henry James

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 4, 2019

In their heyday (1982-2000), the sophisticated, independent gay personal-professional partnership of Ivory & Merchant was the most successful team in adapting literary classics to film, especially E.M. Forster and Henry James.

Daredevil lives

Daredevil lives

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 21, 2019

William Faulkner claimed "The Tarnished Angels" (1957), released on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber, was the best film version of any of his books.

Brando is brutal

Brando is brutal

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 7, 2019

Marlon Brando, considered by many to be the greatest film actor of all time, was in a bit of a career slump when he agreed to play the lead in 1971's "The Nightcomers."

Confessions of a manatee

Confessions of a manatee

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 7, 2019

Andre Leon Talley is the genial, flamboyant subject of the new documentary "The Gospel According to Andre," released on DVD by Magnolia Home Entertainment.

Celebrity disco fashion icon Antonio Lopez

Celebrity disco fashion icon Antonio Lopez

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 2, 2019

The new DVD "Antonio Lopez 1970 Sex Fashion and Disco," just released by Film Movement, is a warm, sensual time capsule about the early 70s through the eyes of Antonio Lopez.

Christianity meets queer identity

Christianity meets queer identity

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 2, 2019

"The Gospel of Eureka," a new documentary by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher, is the perfect antidote to the divisiveness being inflamed by the current administration.

Amazingly cool

Amazingly cool

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Mar 26, 2019

"Some Like It Hot" (1959), a fast-paced tale of murderous gangsters, transvestism, impotence, and sexual fluidity, has just been released in a superb Criterion DVD.

Juvenile justice

Juvenile justice

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 26, 2019

Emma Thompson gives a standout performance in "The Children Act," a hit at last year's SF International Film Fest (Lionsgate DVD).

Bogey & Baby do BluRay

Bogey & Baby do BluRay

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Mar 19, 2019

The American Film Institute named Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) the #1 male legend of the 20th Century.

Visconti thrives in Venice

Visconti thrives in Venice

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 26, 2019

Debuting in 1971, the film "Death in Venice" was hailed as a landmark gay film, even if a few interpreted its depiction of homosexuality as homophobic.

Inside discredited 'conversion therapy'

Inside discredited 'conversion therapy'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 19, 2019

In filmmaker Richard Yeagley's fly-on-the-wall documentary "The Sunday Sessions" (on DVD from FirstRun Features), behind-the-scenes footage reveals how a manipulative process works.

Lather, rinse, repeat

Lather, rinse, repeat

  • by Matthew Kennedy
  • Feb 5, 2019

"Shampoo" is an emblematic if somewhat neglected period piece from the fabled Hollywood Renaissance of the late 1960s and early 70s.