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'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 29, 2022

In 'How To Survive A Pandemic,' acclaimed investigative journalist and Academy Award-nominated gay filmmaker David France takes an insider's look at the historic, multi-national race to research, develop, regulate, and launch COVID-19 vaccines.

Maria Maggenti's debut redux: 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love' now on BluRay

Maria Maggenti's debut redux: 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love' now on BluRay

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 22, 2022

Remastered and reissued on Blu-ray, Maria Maggenti's 1995 debut feature film, 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love,' is now available from Strand Releasing. The writer-director shared her impressions on revisiting her indie classic.

And the Oscar goes to...  TCM host Dave Karger on film faves and Academy Award best bets

And the Oscar goes to... TCM host Dave Karger on film faves and Academy Award best bets

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 22, 2022

Probably few people love films as much as Dave Karger, who has developed a career promoting them. The host of Turner Classics Movies shares his LGBT film faves, and makes some Oscar predictions.

Drag and anarchy: Samuel Kay Forrest's 'HipBeat'

Drag and anarchy: Samuel Kay Forrest's 'HipBeat'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 1, 2022

Samuel Kay Forrest's new film HipBeat, about a young radical political activist from Ireland now living in Berlin, is well-intentioned even as it leaves a few unanswered questions.

Troye Sivan has 'Three Months' - writer-director Jared Frieder on his Florida-set coming-of-age film

Troye Sivan has 'Three Months' - writer-director Jared Frieder on his Florida-set coming-of-age film

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 22, 2022

Singer Troye Sivan shines in 'Three Months,' the new film by Jared Frieder. Set in Florida in 2011, it's a touching AIDS drama/comedy for the millennial generation.

Dearth on the Nile: Branagh remake's inconsistent

Dearth on the Nile: Branagh remake's inconsistent

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 15, 2022

One thing you can say about Kenneth Branagh, at the very least he's consistently inconsistent, and after the excellent 'Belfast,' follows his lackluster 2017 take on 'Murder on the Orient Express' with yet another Agatha Christie remake.

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Feb 8, 2022

She's black, beautiful and brilliant. Stand-up comic Karinda Dobbins, a regular on the comedy circuit for years, has released 'Black & Blue,' a new album of her recent acts.

'The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs' - a Black queer extravaganza for a new generation

'The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs' - a Black queer extravaganza for a new generation

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 8, 2022

Criterion's three-DVD special edition, 'The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs,' honors the gay Black filmmaker who died of AIDS in 1994, whose entire career was based on confronting racism and homophobia, especially in media portrayals of People of Color.

'Flee,' a tale of escape, coming out and finding love

'Flee,' a tale of escape, coming out and finding love

  • by Brandon Judell
  • Feb 8, 2022

Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen's extraordinary 'Flee,' is an animated yet real-life tale of a young gay man's harrowing escape with his family from Afghanistan to Russia and finally, accidentally, by himself as a teen, to Copenhagen.

James Bidgood March 28, 1933 — January 31, 2022

James Bidgood March 28, 1933 — January 31, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 1, 2022

Known mostly for his underground gay art film 'Pink Narcissus,' artist James Bidgood died while hospitalized on January 31. He was 88.

'Minyan' - coming out kosher in the '80s

'Minyan' - coming out kosher in the '80s

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 1, 2022

Eric Steel's feature debut, 'Minyan,' for which he also co-wrote the screenplay, should be added to anyone's list of outstanding LGBTQ films.

Skating into History: The Lavender Tube on sports, SVU and M&Ms

Skating into History: The Lavender Tube on sports, SVU and M&Ms

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jan 25, 2022

From crime show and game shows, sporty athletes and Fox "news" cranks, our intrepid television columnist Victoria A. Brownworth recaps must-sees ('Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's kid coming out) and some potential hate-watching.

'The Gilded Age' - Julian Fellowes' new New York

'The Gilded Age' - Julian Fellowes' new New York

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 19, 2022

Julian Fellowes debuts his new long-awaited period drama series 'The Gilded Age' on HBO, a tale of an emerging new world at the height of New York City's industrial age, and the often merciless society members who ruled and invaded it, or tried to.

Pedro Almodovar's 'Parallel Mothers'

Pedro Almodovar's 'Parallel Mothers'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 11, 2022

What makes Pedro Almodovar's latest film 'Parallel Mothers' is distinctive; for the first time he is incorporating a political agenda by confronting the dark past legacy of Spain's Franco regime.