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78 Significant Gay Movies Since 2000

78 Significant Gay Movies Since 2000

Note: In making this list of gay movies, I considered what was important to me, rather than what was important to the culture at large, not least because there are inevitably estadounidense biases, and often European ones as well, built-in to lists like these. As a...

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film note: Laurence Anyways

film note: Laurence Anyways

It wasn’t until about a half hour in that I realized that I’d tried to watch this film before. It wasn’t any easier to stick around this time than it had been the first, but I did skip forward to see what happened — I watched the last scene so I now know the origin of the title — and to try to figure out why I found it all so boring.

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film note: Una noche

film note: Una noche

The handsome look of this film shot widescreen in Cuba on 35mm made it easy to feel immersed in its depiction of love, attachment, and youthful aspirations. The attractiveness and natural acting of the three amateur leads doesn’t hurt. But the plot is stretched too thin, and melodrama and fatalism eventually upend the film’s energy and the empathy generated by the characters and their desires.

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film review: La Noche

film review: La Noche

I had some trouble the first time getting through Edgardo Castor’s La noche/The Night, gay art movie from Argentina, but now after having watched it three times, and crucial scenes more than that, I’m convinced that it’s closer to a masterpiece.

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film note: Wrath of Vajra

film note: Wrath of Vajra

The Wrath of Vajra Directed by Wing-Cheong Law 111 min, China | Hong Kong | Japan | Taiwan, 2014 If I were to rate this film solely on its homoerotic power, I'd give it 5 stars. I don't think it's much of an exaggeration to say this movie was made as an ode to male...

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