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film review: Chris & Don: A Love Story

Chris & Don: A Love Story Directed by Tina Mascara and Guido Santi USA, 2007 I loved this poignant if perhaps too reverent documentary about the relationship between American draughtsman Don Bachardy and writer Christopher Isherwood, not least because of its demonstration of the enduring, transformative power of desire and of art (Bachardy famously drew …

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The Brotherly Conversation: A Review of Rodney Evans’ Brother To Brother

There are thoughts that have the power to trap me. I write them down to be honest and to lessen their potential to do harm. There’s a war inside me. Perry Williams, writer & painter It’s funny how all these things live inside you until you make your peace with them. Bruce Nugent, writer & …

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It’s not like she raped me, or anything: A response to The Lifeguard and A Teacher

I’d already watched The Lifeguard twice when I stumbled on a similar movie, A Teacher. Both feature prominently the sexual relationship between an older woman and a 16-year-old high school student. In the former, starring Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) as Leigh, a woman is experiencing a late 20-something crisis and running from a bad relationship …

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