Magnolia’s weekly ‘big movie’ packs queer appeal

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:30am

If you haven’t been to the Magnolia Theater in the West Village for the Tuesday night Big Movie presentation, then you’re probably one of the few gay film buffs who hasn’t. The gay-popular series, which highlights classic films from years past, has been a hit already, with its mix of artsy New Wave flicks, jaunty [...]

Now ‘Sissy’ dat walk

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:15am

Del Shores unites Leslie Jordan, Willam Belli and others for  his film version of ‘Southern Baptist Sissies’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Life+Style Editor The last time Leslie Jordan was in the Round-Up Saloon, he wasn’t actually in the Round-Up Saloon. “They wouldn’t let me in because I had a man-purse — they said, ‘I’m sorry, [...]

Jodo’s mojo

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 6:00am

How ‘Dune’ almost never was — but coulda been better   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor If you’re a gay man of a certain age, you surely have memories of Sting’s appearance in the David Lynch film Dune, clad only in a lightning bolt-shaped codpiece, sweating his way across the galaxy in search of [...]

Q Cinema debuts lesbian film fest

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 7:45am

  Q Cinema, Fort Worth’s gay and lesbian film fest,  moved its major multi-day festival event to the fall last year (it’ll return Oct. 9–12), but that doesn’t mean it has given up on a spring fling. The first-ever Lesbian Film Festival will play all Saturday (with two “manly” films thrown in at the beginning and [...]

REVIEW: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Posted on 03 Apr 2014 at 4:14pm

Ever since Marvel Studios smelled money in the water by in-sourcing its superhero universe with essentially unified storytelling, instead of farming it out to the highest bidder (other studios still control Spider-Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four), the genre has been a blockbuster of blockbusters: Franchises stacked upon each other, with occasional crossovers whether small [...]

REVIEW: ‘Ernest and Celestine’

Posted on 28 Mar 2014 at 10:53am

Charming and predictable, E&C is a great kids’ movie that also has a notable moral: That of accepting others’ differences.

Stritch marks

Posted on 07 Mar 2014 at 6:15am

It’s Elaine’s world, and we get to watch her live it   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor The last time I interviewed Elaine Stritch, more than a decade ago, the call had to take place at 11 p.m. Eastern, because she was used to getting off the stage around then and was wired. So [...]

My Oscar picks!

Posted on 01 Mar 2014 at 12:28pm

My Oscar picks!

REVIEWS: ‘Omar,’ ‘The Wind Rises’

Posted on 28 Feb 2014 at 10:13am

The Oscars are this Sunday, and you have a chance to see two of the nominees beforehand at the Angelika: The Wind Rises (nominated for best animated feature) and Omar (nominated for best foreign language film). Both are worth your time.

REVIEW: ‘Pompeii’

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 at 9:42am

REVIEW: ‘Pompeii’