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Zombie Movie Meets Musical in the Darkly Clever “Anna and the Apocalypse”

A lot of audiences missed this bit of weird holiday whimsy. But now it’s available on several streaming services. Once niche, but now mainstream, zombie films hold a special...

“Cold War”: Sumptuous Screen Visuals Depict a World War II Romance

Love is often called a battlefield, but it can also be a very long and quiet war. So it is in director Pawel Pawlikowski’s most recent film, Cold War, which follows his Oscar...

“Ghostbox Cowboy”: A Scam You’ll Want to Fall For Comes to Video

A film as strange and inexplicable as its title: Texan Jimmy Van Horn (David Zellner) is something of a loser, so he bids farewell to America and heads to the booming city of...

A Shameful Secret Returns to Haunt Arizona in “Bisbee ’17”

The town of Bisbee, Arizona is haunted. Author Colin Dickey describes it well in his book, Ghostland: “Cities that are haunted … seem to straddle past and present as...

“1985”: An AIDS Victim Returns Home For One Last Goodbye

This flashback to the ‘80s is an earnest tale of a closeted man coming home for Christmas during the height of the AIDS crisis. Adrian (Cory Michael Smith – Gotham)...

2019 Oscar Predictions from an LGBTQ Perspective

LGBTQ film critic Jonathan Roche predicts that, while there are many ‘prestige’ films in the running, this may be a year for popular films. Best picture COULD WIN: It’s a La...

“Sorry Angel”: Star-Crossed Lovers Meet in a Gay French Romance

Unusual, offbeat, but often right on the money about gay romance in the ‘90s, Sorry Angel could be a love story or an anti-love story (if there is truly such a thing). It’s...

“The Upside”: An Unlikely Romance Between Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart

This American remake of the 2011 French film, The Intouchables, attempts to piggyback on the original’s popular success by copying it closely. Both films are based on the real...

Do the Academy Awards Acknowledge LGBTs in This Year’s Oscar Race?

Moments ago, the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were revealed. While there were no clear favorites at the front of the field, the Motion Picture Academy continues to trudge...

“The Happy Prince:” Rupert Everett Goes Wilde on Screen

After portraying Oscar Wilde, in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss on the stage two year ago, Rupert Everett returns to again play the iconic gay writer and legendary wit, this time...

What Did LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Choose as the Film of 2018?

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has announced the recipients of its tenth annual Dorian Awards – recognizing excellence in the past year’s film and...

Will Oscar Voters Consider “The Favourite” One of 2018’s Best?

Does love have its limits? And should it? In The Favourite, two cousins (Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone) play a dangerous game of love and power with an 18th-century English queen...