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Screen Savor: Southern Baptist Sissies

Posted on 10 April 2014

“A film of the theatrical experience,” Southern Baptist Sissies (Beard Collins Shores Productions) might feel like a bit of a letdown after the Sordid Lives movie and subsequent TV series. But the strength of Del Shores’ writing and the performances of the talented cast go a long way in convincing the viewer to overlook the […]

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Tab Hunter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on 31 October 2013

Iconic movie star Tab Hunter received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Tuesday night. The event was held at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, where the film Polyester was screened afterwards. Polyester, one of director John Waters’ most popular films, featured Tab Hunter, Divine and Edith Massey. Mr. Hunter starred […]

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‘Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia’

Posted on 17 October 2013

Having read Gore Vidal’s autobiography, I was skeptical about capturing such a long, multi-faceted and fascinating story in an 89 minute documentary. But that is exactly what director Nicholas Wrathall manages to do. In addition to getting every aspect of the epic life on film, Wrathall gives a generous dose of Mr. Vidal’s famous wit. […]

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“G.B.F.” Opened FLGLFF with a Bang

Posted on 17 October 2013

The FLGLFF took place this past weekend, and boy was it was a doozie. The festival featured films from all over the world, including the films reviewed below. We are thankful that festivals like this are possible, and are looking forward to next year’s lineup. While “G.B.F.” is essentially the lovechild of “Juno,” “Saved,” and […]

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‘The Rugby Player’: A Bittersweet Documentary About Mark Bingham

Posted on 15 October 2013

Even before Mark Bingham became known as the hero who helped bring down United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania on 9/11, I had learned about him from friends. On that fateful day, a friend asked me, “Did you know Mark Bingham?” I said I did not. “He played rugby. He was on one of the planes […]

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‘Monster Pies’: Uninspired and Cliched

Posted on 15 October 2013

“Monster Pies” might be the most cliché gay film I have ever seen. In a time where the coming out story has already lost its edge, it’s hard for a movie to breathe fresh air into the film trope. The also played “G.B.F.” does a great job with finding a new spin on the coming […]

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People Who Need People: An Interview with Filmmaker Mikael Buch

Posted on 24 April 2013

In Finnish and French with English subtitles, the modern, campy farce “Let My People Go!” (Zeitgeist) follows  a young gay couple, Ruben (the elastic Nicolas Maury) and Teemu (Jarkko Niemi), as their relationship is threatened by a variety of outside influences. The first and greatest is that postman Ruben unwittingly finds himself in possession of about 200,000 Euros. This […]

Screen Savor: Wallflowers and “Wise Kids”

Posted on 07 February 2013

Putting the fashion and anachronistic issues aside, writer/director/novelist Stephen Chbosky’s film adaptation of his own book “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (Summit) is worth watching for the performances by scene-stealer Ezra Miller and a nuanced Emma Watson. Because they are both so good, it’s possible to overlook some of the movie’s time-challenged flaws. Wallflower […]

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“Dark Shadows:” Sometimes, Too Much is Too Much

Posted on 25 May 2012

By Warren Day Nobody plays an oddball character as convincingly as Johnny Depp, and it’s a good thing, too, since oddballs comprise most of his roles. Throughout his film career—from such characters as the extremity-challenged Edward Scissorhands, to the worst-movie-director-of-all-time, Ed Wood, as well as a mental hospital patient who thinks he’s Don Juan, the […]

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CINEMA : “The Avengers” Conquers Box Office Records Worldwide

Posted on 17 May 2012

By WARREN DAY   To paraphrase the Weather Girls’ hit song, “It’s raining Superheroes” at your movie multiplex. Officially known as “Marvel’s The Avengers” (after Marvel Comics, the film’s literary source) has 6.5 superheroes—Ironman, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow (the movie’s only heroine), the Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye the Archer, and an eye-patch wearing guy named Nick […]

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