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Welcome to the Muddleverse: 'Dr. Strange' sequel sinks in FX

Welcome to the Muddleverse: 'Dr. Strange' sequel sinks in FX

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 14, 2022

The muddled mess that is "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" piles on an endless array of special effects which, dazzling though they are, function to distract from the fact that there's no there there.

'Port Authority' - Danielle Lessovitz's tales of the gritty

'Port Authority' - Danielle Lessovitz's tales of the gritty

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 10, 2022

Writer/director Danielle Lessovitz's "Port Authority" takes a present-day approach to New York's queer vogue balls and urban life, seen through the eyes of a newbie to the Big Apple.

'7 Days' - Sethi & Soni's trapped-together dramedy

'7 Days' - Sethi & Soni's trapped-together dramedy

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 10, 2022

Co-written by gay life -and creative- partners Roshan Sethi and Karan Soni, "7 Days" brings Rabi and Rita together for a possible arranged marriage, only to have the couple trapped together at the first COVID outbreak.

Heartstopper: Netflix gay teen romance's winning formula

Heartstopper: Netflix gay teen romance's winning formula

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 10, 2022

'Heartstopper,' the sensational British coming-of-age TV series on first love, friendship, coming out, and mental health, has become the darling of social media, with almost universal critical praise.

Legacies, loss and losers: The Lavender Tube on vampires, cute teens, and the antigay AFA

Legacies, loss and losers: The Lavender Tube on vampires, cute teens, and the antigay AFA

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 3, 2022

Spring has totally sprung! May is a good month to get outside and do outside-y things. But then you come home and watch TV, right? Catch up with a gay romance on 'Legacies,' the end of 'Batwoman,' and rightwing hissy fits over queer-inclusive commercials.

Anaïs in Love: French romantic comedy's not so funny

Anaïs in Love: French romantic comedy's not so funny

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 3, 2022

'Anaïs in Love's running joke is that Anaïs is always running late; running to appointments to parties to school to family functions, rarely breaking a sweat. It's one of several overplayed odd moments in this abruptly lesbian-themed film.

'Everything, Everywhere' is almost everything

'Everything, Everywhere' is almost everything

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 26, 2022

Michelle Yeoh stars in the mind-blowing "Everything Everywhere All At Once" a hallucinogenic action-packed multiverse journey involving family drama, coming out, martial arts, piles of receipts, a laundromat, a fanny pack, butt plugs, and a raccoon.

'Firebird's flight: Peeter Rebane and Tom Prior's Russian Cold War love story

'Firebird's flight: Peeter Rebane and Tom Prior's Russian Cold War love story

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 26, 2022

When "Firebird" screened at last year's Frameline Festival in the just re-opened Castro Theatre, it received a deserved standing ovation from the nearly full house. The Russian love story's back and screening locally and internationally.

SF Film fest faves

SF Film fest faves

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 19, 2022

This year's 65th annual San Francisco International Film will return to theaters (Castro, Vogue, Roxie, Victoria, Pacific Film Archive) in person from April 21 to May 1, with several films and events of note to LGBTQ fans.

First ladies, freaky fellas: The Lavender Tube on presidential wives and Tucker's tired testes

First ladies, freaky fellas: The Lavender Tube on presidential wives and Tucker's tired testes

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 19, 2022

'The First Lady' features a trio of stars, Tucker Carlson's bizarrely homoerotic trailer, 'Law & Order: Organized Crime's lesbian cop played by Danielle Moné Truitt, plus more gossip and upcoming shows of note are all in this week's TV column.

'Great Freedom' - love in the face of injustice

'Great Freedom' - love in the face of injustice

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 12, 2022

At a time when Ukrainians are being killed and dying for their freedom, Austrian writer/director Sebastian Meise's exquisite film 'Great Freedom' couldn't have arrived in Bay Area theaters at a more opportune time.

'Hypochondriac ' - must-see gay horror film

'Hypochondriac ' - must-see gay horror film

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Apr 12, 2022

'Hypochondriac' is a much anticipated now-released LGBTQ horror film. Written and directed by Addison Heimann, it features a very talented cast starring Zach Villa and Devon Graye.

'Compartment No. 6' - a train journey worth boarding

'Compartment No. 6' - a train journey worth boarding

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 5, 2022

'Compartment No. 6,' screening in Bay Area theaters, has the misfortune of occurring in Russia, but boasts a universal theme of connection and acceptance in a world of chaos and anxiety.

100 Years of Men in Love: new film celebrates historic affectionate photos

100 Years of Men in Love: new film celebrates historic affectionate photos

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 5, 2022

In his new documentary 100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection, actor and Emmy-winning filmmaker David Millbern looks back upon gay couples who had the courage to celebrate their love openly as far back as the 1860s.