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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



Cousins: very much the kissing kind

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  Brazilian queer filmmaker Thiago Cazado is a remarkably talented young man.  Not only has he written and co-directed his sophomore film but he has starred in it too playing a teenager almost half his age (33 years).    Cousins is a cute queer romance that may not tax your imagination with it’s light and … Continue reading



Synonyms : swapping your nationality is never easy

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  It is always so exhilarating to watch a powerful tour-de-force performance from a unknown actor that you know will become known as his breakthrough performance as stardom beckons. Such is the case of Israeli Tom Mercier who plays Yoav a conflicted young man who has just run away from Israel to Paris determined to … Continue reading



Pain & Glory : tormented filmmaker must deal with his demons

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  The latest film from queer auteur Pedro Almodovar,  Spain’s most influential award-winning filmmaker,   sees him reunited with actor Antonio Banderas yet again, but  also a very welcome return to a homoerotic theme that were so prevalent in his early work. This is the story of a successful but tormented filmmaker Salvador Mallo (played by … Continue reading



Label Me : one man’s struggle for his identity

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  This debut feature film from German writer/director Kai Kreuser is a compelling study of a power struggle between two solitary men who need each other for very different reasons.  It starts on train platform where using hookup apps on their phones Lars (Nikolaus Benda) a wealthy German picks up Waseem  (Renato Schuch) a Syrian … Continue reading



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