Arts & Culture :: DVD

Muddling through middle school

Muddling through middle school

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 22, 2019

In his debut "Eighth Grade" (Lions Gate DVD), filmmaker Bo Burnham shows how early teens must cope with body changes, acne, awakening sexuality and social awkwardness, yet also reveals their personalities in embryonic form.

French twist

French twist

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 8, 2019

Colette (1873-1954) was a renowned bisexual French novelist, journalist, and actress best remembered for her 1944 novella "Gigi," about the training of an adolescent courtesan.

Finnish lines

Finnish lines

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 1, 2019

2017 was a historic year for Finnish film, as the country produced its first three LGBTQ movies, "Tom of Finland," "Screwed," and "A Moment in the Reeds."

Failing to communicate about AIDS

Failing to communicate about AIDS

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 1, 2019

The new film "1985" is just released on DVD by Wolfe Video, a winning Showcase feature at this year's Frameline.

Soccer studs are 'the perfect couple'

Soccer studs are 'the perfect couple'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 25, 2018

If you wonder why so few current professional athletes come out of the closet, you'd do well to watch "Mario," released on DVD by Wolfe Video after a successful screening at Frameline.

Becoming Jane Fonda

Becoming Jane Fonda

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 13, 2018

When they turn 80, most people would probably love to look like Jane Fonda, who appears more like 50.

It was a dark and stormy night

It was a dark and stormy night

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 17, 2018

Director James Whale's "The Old Dark House" (1932) has recently been released on BluRay in a newly restored and remastered print.

Partnership supreme: Dietrich & von Sternberg

Partnership supreme: Dietrich & von Sternberg

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Oct 17, 2018

Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich had a distinctive collaboration. Their six pictures remain visually stunning, erotic, romantic, and atmospheric.

Mexican marriage equality

Mexican marriage equality

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 17, 2018

The new DVD "No Dress Code Required" focuses on a gay Mexican couple's personal struggle to get married in their local city.

Romanian ruminations

Romanian ruminations

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 17, 2018

Romanian New Wave writer-director Cristian Mungiu has been called the contemporary Ingmar Bergman or Carl Theodor Dreyer.

Racial equality matters

Racial equality matters

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 10, 2018

2018 has become a banner year for the lesbian African-American playwright-activist Lorraine Hansberry, despite the fact that she died in 1965 at age 34, seemingly lost and invisible.

The other Grey Gardens

The other Grey Gardens

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 26, 2018

Decades ago, socialite Lee Radziwill (sister of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) and artist-photographer Peter Beard were two of the "beautiful people."

Time capsule

Time capsule

  • by David Lamble
  • Sep 19, 2018

"Buddies" is so remarkable a gay drama that viewing it today, in a beautiful new transfer from DVD company Vinegar Syndrome, is akin to getting a queer-themed transmission from deep space.

Young love

Young love

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 5, 2018

Breaking Glass Pictures, a distributor that specializes in bringing independent LGBT cinema to the DVD and streaming markets, offers two films that take very different looks at the theme of young, first love.