film note: In the Family

film note: In the Family

film note: In the Family A particular, universal story ; 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...
film note: Wake In Fright

film note: Wake In Fright

film note: Wake In Fright Frightening the kangaroos ; 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...
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.