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rants and raves of the best & worst of queer cinema


The Danish Boys – Danish without sugar

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  The Danish Boys collection of short films recently released from NQV Media has an unusual common trait across its diverse characters and circumstances. There is a focus on victimhood without redeeming purpose that is individually irritating and objectionable whilst collectively being oddly compelling. Centered around over familiar gay crucifixion scenes each ode to pain … Continue reading



The Acrobat: an act that few could handle

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Not all of Canadian filmmaker Rodrique Jean’s output necessarily have LGBTQ content, but the last two he made ‘Love in The Time of Civil War’ and also Men For Sale are unapologetically about the street hustlers in NY.  He uses the city again as the setting for his latest and by far his most extraordinary … Continue reading



Killing Patient Zero: the true story behind all the myths.

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  As a a gay men of a certain age who personally survived the brunt of the AIDS pandemic  but lost a husband and far too many friends, Canadian filmmaker Laurie Lynd’s excellent new documentary  is way overdue.  Like most people we had bought the story that the whole epidemic was started by a promiscuous … Continue reading



Top 3: Animated romcom is radically mainstreaming

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And so we come to the closing movie of the Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Fest 2019 with a seemingly odd choice that is radically hetero normcore. And we like it. There is absolutely nothing queer about Top 3, other than it is a romantic comedy between two men. A lot of the output of … Continue reading



Greta : a queer Brazilian sex drama that takes Greta Garbo”s name in vain

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  Poor Greta Garbo would turn over in her (lesbian) grave if she knew how her name was being taken in vain in this rather turgid queer Brazilian drama.  Its the feature film debut of writer/director Armando Praça who claims he adapted  it from a stage comedy, in which we think he means he drained … Continue reading



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