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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #5145 on: September 08, 2023, 01:21:28 PM »
^^^ Lyle - yes blood curdling and bone chilling isn't it? 

Today, GOP bigots and fascists in govt can utilize PHI (Private Health Information) which is regulated and restricted use to persecute people really bothers me.  It should bother everyone!  The Doctor / Patient confidentially and treatment whether it be reproductive healthcare or sexual healthcare should be the same as lawyer / client - unbreakable until death. Next they will be using mental health or IQ scores to sterilize folks.  But wait, they've already done that once! 

IDK if I posted about watching "Eldorado."  I may have slipped up on that one.  I was shocked really given the hatred campaign against gays executed by the Nazi's.  Everyone in the GBLTQIA community would probably be wiser to watch it.   V.
I find this unbelievable but then nothing should shock me about the USA anymore, the so called home of democracy. I am sure it would not be possible in our more "socialist" countries.

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« Reply #5146 on: September 10, 2023, 07:28:20 PM »

Piece of Cake

Porcelain bride cake toppers Val and Mara journey across the bakery and away from their assigned grooms to be with one another.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PD-Smkxsj0

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« Reply #5147 on: September 10, 2023, 07:30:29 PM »
Aquarium


A young gay couple enjoy a simple date at the aquarium.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8P83GkQf_Q&t=25s

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #5148 on: September 10, 2023, 07:37:29 PM »

My Shadow Is Pink


My Shadow Is Pink, a sweet new short film about a gender creative boy and his burly, masculine dad, might be just the joy we need in our lives right now. The film is based on the picture book of the same name, which in turn is based on author Scott Stuart's own experiences with his son.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIwaQGHB1LU

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« Reply #5149 on: September 12, 2023, 04:18:43 AM »
A young gay couple enjoy a simple date at the aquarium.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8P83GkQf_Q&t=25s

They still have to LEARN how to enjoy themselves!

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And maybe, he thought, they'd never got much farther than that.

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #5150 on: September 15, 2023, 07:39:48 AM »
^^^ You made my day!  Anything with Macfarlane is on my "must watch" list!    8)  ;D   Stay cool!  V.


Just a quick reminder, the Hallmark Movie with MacFarlane (Notes of Autumn) airs tomorrow.

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« Reply #5151 on: September 15, 2023, 11:52:51 AM »

Just a quick reminder, the Hallmark Movie with MacFarlane (Notes of Autumn) airs tomorrow.

I have it to be recorded so I wouldn't forget about it! I'm excited because of three of my favorite actors. The straight male actor I've never cared for.
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« Reply #5152 on: September 15, 2023, 12:45:23 PM »
I'll be watching live, but I may record it so I can see it again.

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« Reply #5153 on: September 15, 2023, 02:53:30 PM »
^^^^ Psyched.  Watched a film with MacFarlene in it last night! 
Single All The Way (2021) -> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14315756

68/67 on Rotten, so very mixed -> https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/single_all_the_way

Starring: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, and Luke MacFarlene along with Jennifer Robertson who'm you will know from Schitt's Creek and Jennifer Coolidge.

The film was predictable but also enjoyable, relaxing and hopeful.  Really "PG" rated so don't get your hopes up.  There was no swearing or engaged skin beyond some much needed affection, hugging and kissing.   Recommended if you want to watch something easy on the mind and eyes.  V.

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #5154 on: September 16, 2023, 04:11:47 PM »
Newfest Reveals Full Lineup For The New York LGBTQ Film Festival’s 35th Anniversary

By Valerie Complex -  September 15, 2023


NewFest has announced its full lineup for the 35th milestone anniversary year of its annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival. The announcement was made today by NewFest’s Executive Director David Hatkoff and Director of Programming Nick McCarthy.

The 2023 special 35th anniversary edition of NewFest’s flagship festival will remain hybrid and take place from October 12 – 22 in theaters within New York, and virtually throughout the United States on NewFest’s on-demand platform through October 24. The festival’s in-person premieres will take place in Manhattan at SVA Theatre and The LGBT Community Center, and in Brooklyn at Nitehawk Prospect Park and The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

“Sharing LGBTQ+ stories in a space designed specifically for queer audiences is, in a word, magical,” said Executive Director David Hatkoff. “For 35 years – starting at the height of the AIDS crisis and continuing through today’s essential fight for trans rights – NewFest has provided a safe and joyful environment for the queer community to see themselves on screen. During this year’s thrilling anniversary edition of the festival, we will reflect on our legacy, assess the current moment with clear and lovingly critical eyes, and gaze toward the future of our community and art form, confident in the knowledge that visibility, authentic representation, and connection will continue to change and save lives for a long time to come.”

https://deadline.com/2023/09/newfest-reveals-full-lineup-new-york-lgbtq-film-festivals-35th-anniversary-1235548466/

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« Reply #5155 on: September 17, 2023, 11:03:42 PM »
Just came across this. It's very short, and really sweet. Called Straight A.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbUJURklqm0

Thank you, Fritz! A lovely find!

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« Reply #5157 on: September 23, 2023, 11:38:40 AM »
I noticed a new movie which debuted in theaters on September 15 and yesterday on Amazon Prime and I'm going to watch it at some point.

CASSANDRO

Saúl Aremndáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, rises to international stardom after he creates the character Cassandro, the "Liberace of Lucha Libre." In the process he upends not just the macho wrestling world but also his own life. Based on a true story. Saúl Aremndáriz is played by Gael Garcia Bernal!

I'm a fan of this actor. As for the phrase "rising to international stardom" I guess that applies to the wrestling world, which I'm not really a fan of. I mean the showy fake WWE kind of wrestling, I don't mind, say, watching wrestling during the Olympics.



If you're wondering, per the poster, what Roger Ross Williams won an Oscar for:

Roger Ross Williams
2009 (82nd) DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject) -- Music by Prudence [Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett] [Won]
2016 (89th) DOCUMENTARY (Feature) -- Life, Animated [Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman] [Nominated]
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« Reply #5158 on: September 23, 2023, 12:01:54 PM »
This film by Andrew Haigh film, "All of Us Strangers" looks really intriguing. Due out in late December. 

-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrBil0GrNig

Some reviews:
-> https://www.indiewire.com/criticism/movies/all-of-us-strangers-review-andrew-haigh-1234901327/  (very good review!)
-> https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2023/08/all-of-us-strangers-review another good review!
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And then there’s the use of reflections and mirror images, not least the matching shots that bookend the film at the very start and the very end, and which use the London sky to wrenchingly poignant effect."
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-> [url=https://movieweb.com/all-of-us-strangers-review/]https://movieweb.com/all-of-us-strangers-review/]

And then there’s the use of reflections and mirror images, not least the matching shots that bookend the film at the very start and the very end, and which use the London sky to wrenchingly poignant effect."
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-> https://movieweb.com/all-of-us-strangers-review/
-> https://www.gq.com/story/all-of-us-strangers-trailer-paul-mescal-andrew-scott-andrew-haigh
-> https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/all_of_us_strangers
-> https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/sep/01/all-of-us-strangers-review-romance
-> https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2023/08/all-of-us-strangers-review

You may know Haigh from some of his other films like:  "Weekend" "Looking", "45 Years", ... -> https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0354091/

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This does look very intriguing, Vincent. Definitely looks like something good to watch. I was wondering why the "look" of the film seemed familiar, then you mentioned Haigh, and to me the look of this film is similar to the look of "Weekend".  Thanks for the heads up and info.
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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #5159 on: September 26, 2023, 12:08:27 PM »

--Cassandro


I watched this last night. Probably some of what I'm going to say about it is colored by the fact that I just do not get the appeal of this kind of wrestling, like the appeal of the kinds of characters you find in WWE and the fascination a segment of the public that finds this kind of thing so engrossing. People like Gorgeous George in the early days of televised wrestling, to Hulk Hogan a few decades ago to The Rock. I didn't even know that there was a Latin, I guess, form of this with wrestlers known as Exóticos, drag wrestlers, if you will, that may or may not have been gay, who performed in flamboyant costumes, but never were allowed to win, and I say allowed because this kind of wrestling in any form always seems so fake to me, and isn't it?

Awhile ago I looked to see what critics had to say and the film has, so far, 110 critics reviews on RT and a score of 93% recommending the film. What kept me interested in the film was Gael Garcia Bernal's performance, but, as one critic wrote, "that giant plus isn’t quite enough to singlehandedly float a movie that is otherwise disappointingly conventional, sentimental, and lacks flamboyance of its own."

I have to agree with that. The promise of that theatrical poster above did not translate to what I felt about the film. As another critic put it, "I wish Cassandro had been made by someone like John Waters, who might appreciate the camp, or even Alejandro González Iñárritu, who would at least try to capture some of the iconography of a gripping cultural movement."

The other aspect of the movie is the contrast with the title character's upbringing and those struggles. All of the stuff about his life and family and those things felt like they were checking the boxes of things I've seen portrayed in films so many times before.

You might know another actor in this film: Raúl Castillo. He had a role in the Looking series, Jonathan Goff's boyfriend, and also played a Sergeant in the film The Inspection, a gay themed film that came out last fall that I reviewed here earlier this year. (He was also in the Knives Out film. He works a lot.) Because he's been in three gay themed films, and portrays that sexuality (in all of them) extremely well, I had to look up and see if he's gay. According to the internet, he is straight and married.

The film doesn't wear out it's welcome at about 100 minutes. Despite anything else, it was worth it to see Bernal's performance in the film, he was terrific in it.