The Cinesexual

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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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Hatchet Job: Irreversible Review

Hatchet Job: Irreversible Review

Letterboxd is a social network centered around rating films. You keep a diary; you can rate and/or review films, if you wish. Other users can follow you, comment and like your reviews. It’s nauseatingly personality-driven, everyone’s waaaay too nice and fawning....

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Best Gay Movies Since 2000

Best 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: In the Family

film note: In the Family

Originally published on Letterboxd with no likes. I haven’t changed my mind in thinking that In the Family is not only one of the most powerful GTMs of the last 50 years but also deserves a place on any best-of list. Yet it remains inexplicably underseen. In the...

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film note: Wake In Fright

film note: Wake In Fright

Wake In Fright Directed by Ted Kotcheff 114 mins, Australia, 1971 Perhaps it says something about the difference between representations of American masculinity — as shown threatened and emasculated in period films like Deliverance and The Deer Hunter —...

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film note: The Normal Heart

film note: The Normal Heart

I insisted that a straight friend of mine watch this film and he finally did. He came back from it and said that he didn’t realize what had happened, had had no idea. And he said something that has stuck with me: For gay men, it must have been like the apocalypse. That’s exactly right.

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film note: Hawaii

film note: Hawaii

Hawaii Directed by Marco Berger 1h 46m, Argentina, 2013 This is my favorite feature of Argentine director, Marco Berger, even though it really only represents a refinement of the stylistic and narrative elements common to the rest of his work rather than a major...

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