Arts & Culture :: DVD

'On Broadway' - documentary raises the curtain on theater history

'On Broadway' - documentary raises the curtain on theater history

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 23, 2021

Oren Jacoby's documentary 'On Broadway' covers a lot of ground. The film, which celebrates Broadway's unique ability to bounce back bigger than ever after facing adversity, is now available on DVD and streaming online.

Fashion's fall: 'House of Gucci's scene-stealing cast led by Lady Gaga

Fashion's fall: 'House of Gucci's scene-stealing cast led by Lady Gaga

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 23, 2021

The Italian fashion dynasty are the stars of the new Ridley Scott film 'House of Gucci,' based on the Sara Gay Forden nonfiction book. Heralded as one of the best movies of 2021, it is decidedly not that, but more of a glitzy melodrama.

Michael Urie: the 'Single' sensation on his new holigay film

Michael Urie: the 'Single' sensation on his new holigay film

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 22, 2021

Michael ('Buyer & Cellar' off-Broadway, 'Ugly Betty' costar on TV) Urie stars as Peter, the romantic lead in Netflix's entry in the gay holiday movie genre, 'Single All the Way.'

Best AIDS films, part 2

Best AIDS films, part 2

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 16, 2021

In part 2 of our Best AIDS films articles, we focus on films that humanized PWAs and universalized their experiences by raising awareness of how they lived, what they thought and felt, sometimes with humor and a musical song and dance.

Best AIDS films, part 1

Best AIDS films, part 1

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 10, 2021

This year is the 40th anniversary of the start of the AIDS pandemic. It is worth reflecting on how cinema has portrayed the disease and those afflicted with it.

Frameline, Trans fall filmfests

Frameline, Trans fall filmfests

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 9, 2021

Frameline's Fall Showcase, Nov. 11 & 12, will feature four in-person screenings at the Castro Theatre, while the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival will run online from November 11-14.

Mayor Pete: the coming out of American politics

Mayor Pete: the coming out of American politics

  • by Brandon Judell
  • Nov 8, 2021

'Mayor Pete,' a highly moving unveiling of everyone's favorite queer presidential candidate, debuts worldwide on Amazon on Nov. 12. This is the latest of the many offerings produced and/or directed by Jesse Moss.

Queens, Baes & Ben: new dramas and a Brit detective hunk

Queens, Baes & Ben: new dramas and a Brit detective hunk

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Nov 2, 2021

'Queens,' the new ABC musical drama series reunites a girl group, hunky gay Ben Aldridge plays a gay detective, the docuseries 'Tamps Baes' explores lesbian life in Florida, plus more in our TV column.

Wakefield Poole  (February 24, 1936 — October 27, 2021) Remembering a visionary

Wakefield Poole (February 24, 1936 — October 27, 2021) Remembering a visionary

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Nov 1, 2021

Although he worked as a dancer, choreographer, and shop owner, Wakefield Poole is best known for his groundbreaking feature-length gay erotic films, particularly 'Boys in the Sand.'

The vampire's closet: 'Dark Shadows' star Jonathan Frid in new documentary

The vampire's closet: 'Dark Shadows' star Jonathan Frid in new documentary

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 26, 2021

A new documentary recalls the life and career of Jonathan Frid, the actor who played Barnabas Collins, a 175-year-old guilt -ridden vampire on 'Dark Shadows,' the horror-themed daytime soap opera that became enormously popular during the late 1960s.

ApocaLGBTQ: The Lavender Tube on dystopian dramas and scary spices

ApocaLGBTQ: The Lavender Tube on dystopian dramas and scary spices

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 19, 2021

Halloween looms. It's time for some scares. 'American Horror Story: Double Feature,' the 'Chucky' series adaptation, 'Big Sky's thrills, 'See' gets a lesbian romance, and 'Y: The Last Man's lesbian and trans characters are part of a world without men.

Bland 'Dune' - also, Frank Herbert's dug-up homophobia

Bland 'Dune' - also, Frank Herbert's dug-up homophobia

  • by Brandon Judell
  • Oct 19, 2021

Attending the morning screening of 'Dune' at the New York Film Festival, I was hoping for an LGBTQ romantic comedy about the Pines on Fire Island. What I got was 'Star Bores.'

50 years in 50 weeks: 1998's Bacon & Craig's

50 years in 50 weeks: 1998's Bacon & Craig's

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 14, 2021

As he bids farewell to his role as James Bond in the action franchise's 'No Time to Die,' let's look back to Daniel Craig's earlier years in cinema, particularly 1998's 'Love is the Devil,' where he played the butch lover of painter Francis Bacon.

Music, menus & motion: Mill Valley Film Festival faves

Music, menus & motion: Mill Valley Film Festival faves

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 12, 2021

The Mill Valley Film Festival returns for its 44th year October 7- 17, with in-person and online screenings. A few notable features: documentaries about Leonard Bernstein, Julia Child, and The Velvet Underground.