Tag Archives: Homosexuality

Futuro Beach (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4): After leaving the beach

“Futuro Beach”, a Brazilian-German film directed by Karim Aïnouz, is a dispassionate but interesting queer drama to observe and appreciate. Although it is often a bit too oblique and distant in terms of story and characters, the movie steadily engages … Continue reading

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Being 17 (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tricky matter of their young hearts

French film “Being 17” is an intimate adolescent drama revolving around a difficult situation between its two young heroes struggling with a tricky matter of their young hearts. Calmly presenting the dynamic interactions between them, the movie gradually engages us … Continue reading

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Rafiki (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A lesbian coming-of-age drama from Kenya

Kenya film “Rafiki”, which means ‘Friend’, is interesting to watch for several good reasons. While it drew lots of attention for dealing with a subject quite sensitive in Kenya (It was banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) before … Continue reading

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Sauvage (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The seedy daily life of a young male prostitute

The hero of French film “Sauvage” is one of the most miserable movie characters I have ever seen during recent years. While casually going through his seedy daily life without no discernable future, this young man simply wants to love … Continue reading

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Rocketman (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A typical but flamboyant biographical jukebox musical film

“Rocketman” is a typical but flamboyant biographical jukebox musical film based on the life and career of a man who has been one of the most successful musicians in our time. While it is often generic and predictable in terms … Continue reading

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1985 (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Coming back to his home in Texas, 1985

“1985” is a somber but sensitive drama about a young man coming back to his home with a secret he cannot tell to his family. As calmly observing his several days in his hometown, the movie gradually reveals the repressed … Continue reading

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Boy Erased (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A restrained drama on gay conversion therapy program

“Boy Erased” intends to give us a close look into the horror of gay conversion therapy program, and it mostly succeeds as sticking to its restrained but sobering storytelling approach. Although I think it could be angrier and edgier on … Continue reading

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