FAGGOTS

FAGGOTS
4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 52 minutes

Marcos Arriaga’s study of homosexual life in present day Peru is a fascinating look into Latin America’s struggle with religion, politics and machismo…


Posted on June 4, 2005 by

CALLAS FOREVER

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

Franco Zeffirelli’s long and brilliant career bringing opera to the stage and screen, coupled with his friendship with Maria Callas make him the ideal director to set “Callas Forever” to life…


Posted on June 1, 2005 by

INSIDE OUT FOR THE 15TH TIME

INSIDE OUT FOR THE 15TH TIME

Now in its fifteenth year, Toronto’s Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival has entered puberty with poise, panache and pride rather than the acne, awkwardness and angst that, more typically, plague a growing body while its hormones rage. Director Jeremy Podeswa was part of the original volunteer cooperative that laboured for nearly […]



Posted on May 23, 2005 by

LE GOÛT DES JEUNES FILLES

LE GOÛT DES JEUNES FILLES
4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

This testament to what could be has a worldwide audience…


Posted on May 17, 2005 by

CHRISTIAN BAUER SEEKING RITCHIE BOYS

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 2005 INTERVIEW! For director/writer Christian Bauer, the making of “The Ritchie Boys” has been a personal odyssey spanning more than fifteen years. As a post-war German, he became engrossed in reading about those who felt compelled to leave Germany in the 1930s…



Posted on April 26, 2005 by

COLLEGE DAYS, COLLEGE NIGHTS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

AIRING ON THE DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL, MARCH 1-3! The state of Canada’s university life and the attendant debate of higher education versus hire/education is so vividly captured in John Zaritsky’s College Days, College Nights that it should form the core curriculum of both those contemplating enrollment and – whether, family, spouses or governments – those who must pay the freight…


Posted on March 2, 2005 by

THE CHORUS

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE! See this film – it will warm your heart and, perhaps, lure a few present-day wayward souls into the concert hall…


Posted on February 23, 2005 by

LADIES IN LAVENDER

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 103 minutes

Dance has given the world more than just a well executed film, he’s provided those lucky enough to see it a few moments of human experience that will resonant within for years to come…


Posted on February 23, 2005 by

DOWNFALL

5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE! This difficult but brilliantly executed film will continue the discourse about one of the worst human tragedies ever, even as others flare up or continue…


Posted on February 23, 2005 by

BEAUTIFUL BOXER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 116 minutes

“Beautiful Boxer” is a magical vision of the ring of the imagination, where anything is possible if the top of the seemingly impossible staircase of self acceptance can be reached…


Posted on February 15, 2005 by

BAADASSSSS! (DVD)

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

This is an important film if for no other reason than its comment about the value (and paradoxically the power) that in-your-face art has…


Posted on February 6, 2005 by

ARMY OF ONE

ARMY OF ONE
5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

SCREENING AT THE PIONEER THEATER IN NEW YORK CITY, JANUARY 26 – FEBRUARY 1! Those clinging to power would rather scare our youth into fighting for the homeland, than voting out those who have ruined it…


Posted on January 19, 2005 by

THE RITCHIE BOYS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2005 REVIEW! Any thinking person – no matter what political stripe or moral belief – needs to see this important film then try to apply its valuable lessons to today’s, still, unstable planet…


Posted on January 16, 2005 by

COACH CARTER

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN THEATERS! In “Coach Carter”, director Thomas Carter and writers Mark Schwahn and John Gatins have taken the broad details of real-life coach Ken Carter as he transformed the worst team in the intercity league to near State champions, producing a film that sizzles on the court, but loses heat in the sub-plots and backstory…


Posted on January 15, 2005 by

SAW TEONG HIN & TIARA JACQUELINA: RESHAPING LEGENDS

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2005 INTERVIEW! Appearing at the Palm Springs International Festival in the Foreign Language Oscar Submissions category, “Puteri Gunung Ledang” is Malaysia’s first foray into the international chase for Best Foreign Picture…



Posted on January 12, 2005 by

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