Category: FILM

87th ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW: Going For The Gold

87th ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW: Going For The Gold

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by chris carpenter –  The announcement of the 87th Academy Award nominations on January 15th, featured now-traditional snubs (notably Jennifer Aniston, who gives a truly transformative performance in Cake that every other major awards group recognized) and flubs (the Academy’s president initially mispronounced the name of acclaimed cinematographer Dick Pope as “Dick Poop”). Such surprises […]

RAGE REVIEWS: The Music of Love

RAGE REVIEWS: The Music of Love

[ 0 ] February 14, 2015

by chris carpenter –  ‘Tis the weekend for love on stage and screen, although I’m not sure whether the big movie release Fifty Shades of Grey qualifies since I haven’t yet seen it or read the BDSM-infused book on which it is based. Opera lovers throughout Southern California have the opportunity to quench their ardor via […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Singlets Scene

RAGE REVIEWS: Singlets Scene

[ 0 ] November 14, 2014

by chris carpenter – Though its dark true story may prove a turn off to some, Foxcatcher’s dream pairing of Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo as wrestling brothers in form-fitting gear will no doubt appeal to gay viewers and others.  This highly-touted new film by Capote and Moneyball director Bennett Miller opens in LA and […]

HAPPY HOLI-GAYS AT THE CINEPLEX!

HAPPY HOLI-GAYS AT THE CINEPLEX!

[ 0 ] November 11, 2014

by chris carpenter There are still many shopping days ‘til Christmas, but Hollywood’s holiday season starts November 7th with the release of Disney’s animated Big Hero 6 and the sci-fi epic Interstellar. A number of end-of-year releases are of particular interest to LGBT moviegoers. The most prominent of these is The Imitation Game, which is […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Two of This Year’s More Acclaimed International Gay-Themed Films

RAGE REVIEWS: Two of This Year’s More Acclaimed International Gay-Themed Films

[ 0 ] October 7, 2014

by chris carpenter –  Two of this year’s more acclaimed international gay-themed films, Tomasz Wasilewski’s Floating Skyscrapers and Hong Khaou’s Lilting, are now available in the US thanks to their current DVD and/or theatrical release.  Both spin bittersweet stories of thwarted love, in one case due to cultural constraints and in the other to premature […]

Q FILMS 2014: PREMIERES & AWARD WINNERS

Q FILMS 2014: PREMIERES & AWARD WINNERS

[ 0 ] September 6, 2014

by chris carpenter – One can think of this month’s Long Beach Qfilm Festival as coming at the tail end of the LGBT film fest circuit, or one can think of it as the kickoff to the annual awards-consideration festival circuit, along with the concurrent Toronto Film Festival. At any rate, the 21st Long Beach […]

RAGE REVIEWS: The Confounding & the Courageous

RAGE REVIEWS: The Confounding & the Courageous

[ 0 ] August 15, 2014

by chris carpenter –   I’m a little embarrassed to admit I am late to the work of gay Mexican filmmaker Julian Hernandez.  Over the last decade, Hernandez wrote and directed the widely acclaimed Broken Sky, A Thousand Clouds of Peace and Raging Sun, Raging Sky. The latter two both won the Berlin Film Festival’s Teddy […]

2014 LONG BEACH QFILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE LINEUP & SCHEDULE

2014 LONG BEACH QFILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE LINEUP & SCHEDULE

[ 0 ] August 12, 2014

The 2014 Long Beach Qfilm Festival will take place Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14 at the historic Art Theatre located at 2025 East 4th St. and the neighboring LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, both on Long Beach’s renowned “Retro Row.” Long Beach’s longest-running film festival since 1993, the Qfilm Festival annually presents narrative features, documentaries […]

'LOVE IS STRANGE' WITH ALFRED MOLINA

‘LOVE IS STRANGE’ WITH ALFRED MOLINA

[ 0 ] August 11, 2014

  Co-Star’s With John Lithgow In The Acclaimed Drama ~ by chris carpenter ~ Award-winning actor Alfred Molina may be most recognized for the heavies he has played on screen: the treacherous Satipo during the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark (which marked Molina’s film debut); Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2; and Snidely Whiplash […]

 THE 2014 LONG BEACH QFILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR FEATURES LINEUP

THE 2014 LONG BEACH QFILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR FEATURES LINEUP

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014

. The 2014 Long Beach Qfilm Festival will take place Friday, September 12 through Sunday, 14 at the historic Art Theatre located at 2025 East 4th St. and the neighboring LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, both on Long Beach’s renowned “Retro Row.” Submissions for this year’s fest are now closed but will be accepted beginning in October for […]

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