Tag Archives: Homosexuailty

Beach Rats (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Bright summer days of a sexually confused lad

Calmly and closely observing bright summer days of its sexually confused hero, “Becah Rats” gives us a palpable sense of uncertainties surrounding him. While not so sure about his sexuality, he casually lets himself drifted around drug and sex, and … Continue reading

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The Duke of Burgundy (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : Sex, fetish, and insects

Sometimes I watch movies with my mother, and she had to endure many challenging films thanks to my insatiable interest in various kinds of movies. During one late winter night of 2012, I happened to revisit David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” … Continue reading

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Stranger by the Lake (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Lust, Sex, and….

 Right from its first act, “Stranger by the Lake” strikes us with its frank, direct presentation of nudity and sex. While naked male bodies are usual sights as required by its story and background, the movie never pulls its punches … Continue reading

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Night Flight (2014) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Alone in a harsh school life

 When I searched for the articles about South Korean film “Night Flight” not long after watching it, I came across an article about its press conference attended by the director Lee Song-hee-il and his actors. According to the director, the … Continue reading

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The Normal Heart (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Their fight against a plague – and the system

 HBO TV movie “The Normal Heart” is frequently blatant in its melodramatic approach, but there is a big heart palpitating with emotional truths inside its story, and we cannot ignore what it wants to tell us. We can clearly see … Continue reading

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In the Family (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A simple story about one family matter

 Slowly and delicately drawing attention and care from the audiences, “In the Family”(2011) comes to us as a simple story about one family matter. Never disrupting its slow but steady pace throughout its long running time(169-minute), it gives us a … Continue reading

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A small fight against AIDS

 Sometimes people are changed through sudden incidents in their lives, and the life of Ron Woodroof, the real-life hero of “Dallas Buyers Club”, was particularly dramatic. After finding that he became an AIDS patient, his life was turned upside down … Continue reading

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