Arts & Culture :: Movies

'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.

50 years in 50 weeks; 2013's heroic hunks

50 years in 50 weeks; 2013's heroic hunks

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 27, 2022

This week, we're showcasing two admirable men in very different community subcultures, because we can. Filmmaker James Broughton and leatherman Andy Cross were featured in our June 13, 2013 issue, and both share a connection to gay erotic liberation.

Brian Hutchison's gay noir audio tale

Brian Hutchison's gay noir audio tale

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 25, 2022

'I Still Think About You,' a dark film noir-styled podcast done as a dramatic reading, is the new work of 'Boys in the Band' actor Brian Hutchison, with several of his actor friends in supporting roles.

Outside Lands co-producer planning big changes at Castro Theatre

Outside Lands co-producer planning big changes at Castro Theatre

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 19, 2022

Another Planet Entertainment will be expanding Castro Theatre programming to include live music, comedy, and community events after a renovation project that will start later this year.

The Lavender Tube on heroes and sheroes

The Lavender Tube on heroes and sheroes

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jan 11, 2022

Out intrepid TV columnist recommends the hunky gay firemen of '9-1-1 Lonestar,' British thriller 'Vigil,' ABC's 'Women of the Movement,' and other viewing pleasures.

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.

Circus Boy: acrobatic gay parenting documentary

Circus Boy: acrobatic gay parenting documentary

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 11, 2022

At a mere 52 minutes, Lester Alfonso's new documentary 'Circus Boy' is short and sweet. There are many lovely moments in the film, yet Alfonso's work also leaves many unanswered questions.

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 7-15, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Jan. 7-15, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 5, 2022

We've got live theater and comedy, art exhibits in a diverse array of genres, plus movies, dance concerts or music shows in-person and online.

'Cicada' - love takes wing

'Cicada' - love takes wing

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jan 5, 2022

When a film opens with the tagline "Based on true events," it's an attention-grabbing move. Writer/co-director/actor Matt Fifer takes that step with his full-length feature debut 'Cicada,' with additional story by his co-star Sheldon D. Brown.

Betty White: a TV legend remembered

Betty White: a TV legend remembered

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 5, 2022

Betty White was the last major cast survivor of two television programs in which she gave iconic comic Emmy award-winning performances. But White's career was much more than two hit sitcoms.

'Being the Ricardos' - Aaron loves Lucy

'Being the Ricardos' - Aaron loves Lucy

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Dec 28, 2021

From the moment Nicole Kidman first appears onscreen as Lucille Ball in 'Being the Ricardos,' it's clear that writer/director Aaron Sorkin loves Lucy.

'Solid Ivory: Memoirs' - gay filmmaker James Ivory's career told

'Solid Ivory: Memoirs' - gay filmmaker James Ivory's career told

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 28, 2021

Prolific gay film director James Ivory's candid, urbane, and meandering book is a pastiche scrapbook of letters, diary entries, travelogue, magazine articles, sketches of famous show business personalities, and reflections on his childhood.

Simon Rex: 'Red Rocket' star on fame and foibles

Simon Rex: 'Red Rocket' star on fame and foibles

  • by Brandon Judell
  • Dec 21, 2021

Rex's portrayal of an aging porn actor in 'Red Rocket' lets you sit back and admire Rex's perfect comic timing, his bonkers energy, and his no-holds-barred on-screen sexuality.

'The Matrix Resurrections' premiere @ Castro Theatre

'The Matrix Resurrections' premiere @ Castro Theatre

  • by Gooch
  • Dec 20, 2021

Many cast members of 'The Matrix Resurrections' film attended the Castro Theatre premiere on December 18, including stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and director Lana Wachowski.