Absent aka Ausente

    16 year old Martin Blanco claims to have something in his eye, so Sebastian his High School Swimming Coach whisks him out of Class and takes him to the Eye Hospital Emergency Room.  The doctors give him the all clear, so the teacher offers to drive him home. School is over for the day, and Martin realises … Continue reading


    Lest there be any doubt we should start by saying that his new movie from French director Etienne Faure truly deserves its title more than any other cutting edge movie released on the fringes that we have seen this year. It is actually taken after the name of the Brooklyn Cabaret Club that 18-year-old Maurice … Continue reading


    Brad (Anthony Rapp) is like many other lonely 40-year-old gay men looking for love via online dating sites, yet his past puts him in a more vulnerable state than most. Still grieving the recent accidental death of his only child has catapulted his desire to finally explore his sexuality. He practically ignores his wife as … Continue reading

    Clapham Junction

    Although set in contemporary London when it was filmed in 2007, ‘Clapham Junction’ (named after the area where most of the action is centered) has a decidedly old-fashioned feel to it’s plot.  And a very negative one at that. Commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4 Television Channel to mark the 40th Anniversary of the decriminalisation … Continue reading


    Best selling writer and humorist David Sedaris firmly refused to allow any of his novels/writings to be made into movies until now. I’m not sure if that is because  his humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating and often concerns his family life, or the simple fact he would hate the end result.  Now that he has relented and … Continue reading

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