Tag: One Star Film Review

  • FILM REVIEW | Burning Blue

    FILM REVIEW | Burning Blue

    ✮ | Burning Blue In 1995, I saw a play in the West End called Burning Blue. It was a brilliant telling of a story about the relationship between two gay men in the US Navy in the 1980s. It was brilliant, memorable, and award-winning. A new film version of the play has just been […]

  • FILM REVIEW | Dirty Grandpa

    Both DeNiro and Efron star in the new rude, crude, and obscene film ‘Dirty Grandpa’. ★ We are ‘treated’ to seeing Robert DeNiro (as perverted frisky and unsexed Grandpa Dick Kelly – get it?) masturbate to an interracial pornography video the day after the funeral of his wife who he was with for 40 years. […]

  • BOOK REVIEW | Educating Simon, by Robin Reardon

    Sixteen-year-old Simon’s life is turned upside down when his mother announces that she’s met and is marrying her new partner. ★ Brian, Simon’s future step-father is from Boston, USA. Brian can’t move to England too because of his daughter Persie. So Simon is forced to give up Tinkerbell, his cat and Graeme, his imaginary boyfriend. […]

  • FILM REVIEW | Boys In Brazil

    ★ | Boys In Brazil This painfully unfunny dramedy starts and ends with a group of four closeted gay friends at São Paulo’s Gay Parade, one of the largest in the world. As the Parade ends one of them is gay-bashed and after they beat the thugs off, the four make a pact that by […]

  • FILM REVIEW | Angel With Tethered Wings

    It seems like Steven Vasquez the director/writer/cinematographer/editor wants to corner the market in low-budget gay horror mystery movies the rate he is turning them out these days. This new one like his last recent one (Errodity) is essentially another piece of soft-core pornography, but this time with an extended and tangled plot, and where the […]

  • FILM REVIEW | Broken Gardenias

    ★ | Broken Gardenias Jenni is a misfit and a nerd. She is so clumsy that she breaks most of the plant pots at the nursery where she works and that really annoys her boss. Her self-absorbed roommates all but one ignore her, and she is totally friendless. It gets even worse after she is […]

  • FILM REVIEW | Drown, a film that sinks to new depths

    ★ | Drown Three lifeguards pal around until things turn ugly one night in the new film ‘Drown.’ ‘Drown’ is a film with very ugly overtones. And it’s not even a positive portrayal of a young gay man who continues to get beaten up and up by an evil homophobic asshole. Handsome Jack Matthews plays […]

  • FILM REVIEW | The Hundred Foot Journey

    ★ | The Hundred Foot Journey A more apt title for this preposterous and painfully unfunny comedy would be ‘Lost in Translation’. Based on a best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais this new movie from the Oscar-nominated king of syrupy schmaltz Lasse Hallstrom (Cider House Rules & Chocolat) and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Stephen […]

  • FILM REVIEW | Big Gay Love

    ★ | Big Gay Love Ringo Le’s comic drama admirably tackles the concept that even in our physique obsessed culture, gay men who are socially inept and more than pleasantly plump can still get their chance at a big romance. The lonely soul in this instance is Bob, who is a chubby successful party caterer […]

  • FILM REVIEW | You And The Night

    The opening sequence of French writer/director Yann Gonzalez debut feature starts with confusion that never really eases up through this avant-garde art-house film. ★

  • FILM REVIEW | Man At Bath

    ★ | Man At Bath Emmanuel is a man of very few words, a hustler and the live-in lover of Omar. They live in an apartment in a tower block in Gennevilliers, a working-class suburb of Paris. When Omar announces that he is going to New York for a week to work on a film […]

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