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Cubby : how a closeted Midwesterner lied his way to a new life in NY

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  This is a rather bizarre coming-of-age comic drama that demands your patience watching it as it is not the easiest of films to relate too.  It’s the feature film debut of its creator/director/producer and star  Mark Blane, who plays  immature 26-year-old Mark,  and it starts as he is driving with his mother cross-country to … Continue reading



Benjamin : when two total opposites fall in love

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  ]The award-winning gay Brit comedian/TV host/writer Simon Amstell’s sophomore film is a totally charming rom-com that is based on him, and his life.  It’s the story of Benjamin (Colin Morgan) an insecure nerdy up-and-coming filmmaker who has a tendency to totally overthink everything. It’s bad enough that he does it with his latest film … Continue reading



Testosterone Volume 3 of gay short films

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  TLA Releasing have compiled this third volume in their Testosterone Series, and as good as this selection is, we’re still unsure, exactly why the anthology deserves such a title. 1992 : this award winning nostalgic film from France is the tale of 17 year old Martin (Louis Duneton) who is left to his own … Continue reading



Tehran : City of Love …….for some people

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  This is the stories of three middle-aged sad and depressed Iranians trying to cope with the reality that love has simply passed them by..  In this very bittersweet comedy from writer-director Ali Jaberansari we see how these lonely individuals cope with the lack of a romantic relationship . Overweight Mina (Forough Ghajabagli) ironically is … Continue reading



Making Montgomery Clift : sorting the facts from so much wicked fiction

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  This is the film that all Montgomery Clift fans have waited for since his death at the far too early age of 45, and also the one to introduce to millenials who have never had joy of knowing of his existence, This wonderful queer actor, one of the most handsome Hollywood stars ever, has … Continue reading



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