Being green

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 7:25am

Runner-up Oscar nominees might be better than the winners The war is over, and the Nazis lost. You’d probably assume German soldiers fighting in other European countries put down their arms and marched back home. Only that’s not what happened for many young Germans in Denmark. That small northern Ally Power was riddled with land […]

Be our gayest

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 6:15am

Disney baits the bigots with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ When Bill Condon, the (gay) director of the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, announced that Le Fou, the comic relief character played by (straight) actor Josh Gad would enjoy the first “exclusively gay moment” in a Disney film, the right wing alternative news underbelly […]

Welcome to Amsterdam

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

Rarely revived, Theatre 3’s ‘Passing Strange’ tracks the journey of an artist You never know when the Holy Spirit will enter you — or, when it does, what shape it will take. For Stew — the officially-unnamed narrator of the funky-thoughtful musical Passing Strange, making its regional premiere at Theatre 3 — it happened at […]

Heart of dumbness: The King-sized fiasco that is ‘Skull Island’

Posted on 08 Mar 2017 at 3:30pm

Heart of dumbness: The King-sized fiasco that is ‘Skull Island’

‘Moonlight’ is already a success; now it can become a hit

Posted on 02 Mar 2017 at 8:42am

‘Moonlight’ is already a success; now it can become a hit with expansion to 1,500 screens

Oscars so gay

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 6:15am

Forget ‘a day without an immigrant’ — nowadays, Hollywood without gays would be the death of awards, as these queer Oscar contenders show Most of us know that the most popular Oscar-nominated film for the gay community is Moonlight, which has the second-most nominations this year. But it’s hardly the only film with gay content […]

Short & bittersweet

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 6:15am

The Oscar-nominated short films are ripe with political importance; also, how ‘The Salesman’ might be this year’s martyred frontrunner This year’s Academy Awards season is a jumble for prognosticating, in no small part because cultural issues like #OscarsSoWhite, the travel ban and other horrors of the Trump presidency give the academy a chance to take […]

Film reviews: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ and ’13th’

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 8:48am

Film reviews: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ and ’13th’

All about my daughter

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 6:00am

Almodovar delves into women (again) in Hitchcockian ‘Julieta’ Pedro Almodovar shot to international fame on a reputation grounded as a director of dark-natured but colorfully-decorated women’s comedies — sexually frank, slightly desperate yet as bright as the Gaudi architecture of his native Madrid. But as prevalent as that theme is in Women on the Verge […]

Gay critics group picks top films, TV for 2016, including ‘Moonlight’

Posted on 26 Jan 2017 at 2:41pm

Gay critics group picks top films, TV for 2016