film review: La Noche

film review: La Noche

I had some trouble the first time getting through Edgardo Castor’s 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.

film note: My Last Round

film note: My Last Round

film note: My Last Round Not a knockout ; My Last Round Directed by Julio Jorquera Arriagada 110 min, Chile, 2012 Despite the gloomy milieu, there’s a lot to like about this same-sex relationship study from Chile. Unlike the gay characters in most American...
film note: Bully

film note: Bully

I’m less optimistic about the proposed “army” against bullying than the filmmakers and the parents in this documentary are. The military metaphor doesn’t sit well with me for one thing. That doesn’t mean they’re not right to struggle regardless.

film note: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

film note: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

I already knew that Rustin taught Martin Luther King about non-violence and that he was the principal organizer of the first March on Washington. What I’m happy to be reminded of, as to the latter, was that he did it on 3×5 cards in his back pocket, before computers, before the Internet. He was also a talented singer — a crooner, even — and a prolific essay writer.