Arts & Culture :: DVD

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.

Flawed but likable

Flawed but likable

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 22, 2018

At nearly two hours, Anthony J. Caruso's slow-paced film "Brotherly Love" feels a bit long. Yet there's something oddly likable about this low-budget indie, shot on location in Austin, Texas, with a local cast.

Elizabeth Taylor as a phoenix rising

Elizabeth Taylor as a phoenix rising

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Aug 15, 2018

In "Ash Wednesday" (1973), Barbara Sawyer (Elizabeth Taylor) is a wealthy, middle-aged matron unhappy with her appearance.

Erotic awakening

Erotic awakening

  • by David Lamble
  • Aug 8, 2018

In "Vive L' Amour," a nervous real estate agent, her hip street-vendor boyfriend and a homeless gay kid find sanctuary along with sexual shenanigans in an empty, high-end Taipei, Taiwan apartment.

Divine madness

Divine madness

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 8, 2018

Written as a star vehicle for Divine, the iconic drag queen lead, "Female Trouble" cemented director John Waters' auteur status.

Derek Jarman's queer king

Derek Jarman's queer king

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 11, 2018

Derek Jarman's raw and captivating interpretation of Christopher Marlowe's play "Edward II" (1991) has been digitally restored in a pristine Blu-ray version just released by Film Movement.

Sophisticated comedy of manners

Sophisticated comedy of manners

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 4, 2018

"Philadelphia Story" is a sophisticated comedy of manners featuring a subset favorite genre of the period, divorced couples possibly reuniting.

Sexuality emerging from shame

Sexuality emerging from shame

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 27, 2018

The glorious new English film "Man in an Orange Shirt" premiered at Frameline 42, was originally shown on BBC Two last year, was broadcast on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre (and streamable for free through July 1) and is now available on DVD.

Classic Genet comes out on BluRay

Classic Genet comes out on BluRay

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 27, 2018

Produced in 1975, the American Film Theatre's riveting adaptation of gay writer Jean Genet's play "The Maids" now makes its BluRay debut.

Sunshine & coconut milk

Sunshine & coconut milk

  • by Matthew Kennedy
  • Jun 27, 2018

By several estimations, "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) should not age well.

Plight of homeless LGBTQ youth

Plight of homeless LGBTQ youth

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 27, 2018

Newly out on DVD, Max Emerson's "Hooked" is a powerful drama about a homeless New York street hustler.

Macha lesbian chanteuse

Macha lesbian chanteuse

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 20, 2018

Chavela Vargas (1919-2012) progressed in her lifetime from pariah to icon. She is the subject of the documentary "Chavela," which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at last year's Frameline,

Foot fetishists, rejoice!

Foot fetishists, rejoice!

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 13, 2018

Marilyn Monroe once cooed, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." She may have had the right shoes, but alas not a pair of Manolos, since she died before he appeared on the scene.

Outrageously out

Outrageously out

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 6, 2018

In his day, producer Allan Carr was known as "flamboyant," a code word for gay. This was at a time when being openly gay in Hollywood could mean career suicide.