Tag Archives: Homosexuality

Summer of 85 (2020) ☆☆(2/4): That tedious summer….

François Ozon’s latest film “Summer of 85” is utterly disappointing to say the least. As a coming-of-age queer drama, it is so bland and lackadaisical that, if you have admired and enjoyed some of Ozon’s works like I have, you … Continue reading

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The Prom (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Glittering but passable

Netflix film “The Prom”, which was released on Netflix in last week shortly after being released in theaters a few weeks ago, is as lively and glittering as you can expected from a musical film directed/co-produced by Ryan Murphy. It … Continue reading

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Ammonite (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A somber Victorian lesbian romance on the beach

Francis Lee’s new film “Ammonite” is a somber fictional romance drama between two different real-life figures in the 19th Victorian era. While it is a bit too dry, slow, and detached at times, the movie subtly and sensitively depicts the … Continue reading

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And Then We Danced (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A passionate queer dance drama set in Georgia

Georgian drama film “And Then We Danced” presents a familiar tale of art, passion, and love via its specific cultural subject to observe and appreciate. As calmly observing its hero’s emotional/artistic journey, the movie lets us understand more of his … Continue reading

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The Boys in the Band (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Boys have issues….

It took some time for me to get accustomed to the broad storytelling approach of “The Boys in the Band”, which was released on Netflix in last week. At first, I thought it was a bit too wild and flamboyant … Continue reading

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Clementine (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Two women in a lake house

“Clementine” is a slow and opaque psychological drama mainly revolving around two different female characters who happen to get involved with each other by coincidence. Putting them together in a remote spot during most of its running time, the movie … Continue reading

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Water Lilies (2007) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tomboy’s first crush

Céline Sciamma’s first feature film “Water Lilies”, which is going to be released belatedly in South Korean theaters in next month, is a detached but compelling coming-of-age tale of sexuality and maturation. Mainly revolving around the viewpoint of its young … Continue reading

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Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The story of one evil power broker

Roy Cohn was a deplorable piece of work in many aspects. Throughout his relentless pursuit of money and power, this evil and ambitious power broker casually ruined the lives of many people while also influencing numerous scumbag figures not so … Continue reading

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Welcome to Chechnya (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Against the anti-gay purge in Chechnya

It is often scary and chilling to watch HBO documentary film “Welcome to Chechnya”, which gives us a close look into a small but significant human effort against the ongoing anti-gay purge in Chechnya. While it is surely heartening to … Continue reading

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The Half of It (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A refreshing coming-of-age drama by Alice Wu

To be frank with you, I did not expect much when I watched the trailer of Netflix film “The Half of It”, which received the Founders Award at the Tribeca Film Festival before released on Netflix in last week. While … Continue reading

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