Gay cowboy fans shower movie awards on same-sex love story Brokeback Mountain, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. Ang Lee’s (mostly) 1960s-set romantic Western Brokeback Mountain was the Los Angeles…
Ivor Novello ca. mid-to-late 1920s. A gay icon of the British stage, the Welsh-born playwright-composer-actor Ivor Novello was also one of the top British film performers of the late 1920s…
According to numerous reports, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali refugee who has become a Dutch Member of Parliament for the conservative Liberal Party*, has announced plans to produce a film…
AFI FEST showcases Heath Ledger in Casanova: Chaos in Hollywood area. AFI FEST: ‘Casanova’ movie chaos The worst thing I can say about the 2005 edition of the AFI Los…
Director James Ivory’s producing partner Ismail Merchant has died Ismail Merchant, longtime movie producer and sometime director, died today in London. The cause of death was not immediately made available.…
Go West: Gay movie about Romeo and Romeo romance directed by a European Film Award winner has sparked religious and nationalist outrage in Bosnia.
Lior Ashkenazi is perfect as a guilt-ridden Mossad hitman in Eytan Fox’s flawed but gripping (gay-ish) political-psychological drama Walk on Water.
Pedro Almodóvar is snubbed while Alejandro Amenábar’s pro-euthanasia drama The Sea Inside has shattered the Goya Awards’ record.
Delaware’s Rehoboth Beach Film Society has had to fight (anti-gay?) puritanism, as a complaint about big-screen ‘explicit sex’ has led to a police investigation.
As a proudly evil Nazi, Laurence Olivier Is by far the best thing about the confusing and absurd 1976 political thriller Marathon Man. Dustin Hoffman stars.
Gay Republicans and their mind-boggling support for the party that despises them + the horrors of the Rwanda genocide are this year’s disturbing AFI FEST winners.
Was Alexander the Great gay? Inflamed Greek attorneys threaten to ‘take the case further’ if Oliver Stone doesn’t spell out that his 2004 epic is ‘pure fiction.’
Starring Colin Farrell as a maybe (maybe not) gay Alexander the Great, Oliver Stone’s movie about the megalomaniac Macedonian conqueror is a grandiose but dismal effort.
Foreign Language Film Oscar get entries from 49 countries, but 2 internationally acclaimed Gael García Bernal movies have ended up as Academy Award orphans.
Starring Liam Neeson as the polemical sex researcher, Bill Condon’s otherwise well-made Kinsey movie biopic suffers from an excess of scruples.
The 9 quotes include Pedro Almodóvar vs the Catholic Church’s anti-gay stance and Gael García Bernal revealing his ‘inner transvestite.’
A less effusive Shakespeare in Love rehash, Stage Beauty fails to delve into the complexities of gender and sexual identity.
Oliver Stone opts to ignore the facts in his brazenly dishonest yet engrossing political thriller JFK, an account of the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination.
The Alfred Kinsey scale of facts vs fiction: The life of the revolutionary and contentious American sex researcher vs Bill Condon’s well-regarded but sanitized 2004 film.
The 1928 Pre-Code Western In Old Arizona is of historical interest as the first ‘outdoor’ talkie and for its risqué sensibility. Warner Baxter stars.
Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro: Biography of tragic gay actor discusses his personal life and career. (Pictured: The Ben-Hur star with Greta Garbo in the 1931 blockbuster Mata…
La Haine with Vincent Cassel: Cinematic Paris riots prophecy. With the Paris riots spreading to other French cities, Mathieu Kassovitz’s 1995 César-winning socially conscious drama La Haine / Hate comes…
Is Hollywood anti-Christian? Awards season indicates ‘Not so much’ as controversial and blood-soaked Jesus biopic has been shortlisted in several categories.
7 Quotes: Joan Collins on Nicole Kidman’s ‘screen legend’ status + Michael Moore on George W. Bush + Kinsey collaborator Paul Gebhard on Bill Condon’s 2004 movie.
Stephen Daldry’s uneven drama The Hours is immensely helped by the performances of Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman + Philip Glass’ haunting score.
Miscast cast (Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire et al) + heavy directorial hand hinder Curtis Hanson and Steve Kloves’ Wonder Boys movie adaptation.
Naomi Watts delivers an exceptional performance - or rather, two of them - in David Lynch’s unsettling Hollywood horror tale Mulholland Dr..