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Meet the Director Who Made “Rocketman” Soar

When director Bryan Singer was fired from the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, studio execs turned to Dexter Fletcher to finish the film, which went on to win a Best Actor Oscar...

“Rocketman”: A Feast for the Eyes and Ears — with Gay Sex

For months, there were reports that studio execs wanted to tone down the gay sex in the Elton John biopic, Rocketman. They lost, and that’s at least one of the elements that...

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the World of Show Business

David Dean Bottrell offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of show business — with a little help from Irving Berlin. Like No Business I Know… Iconic American...

Cinema’s “El Angel”: Argentina’s Anti-Hero You Can’t Help But Love

One of the more original and etherial character portraits you’re likely to see this year, El Angel tells the short, violent and liberating story of Carlitos, a 17-year-old in...

New Documentary on “The Advocate” Magazine is Up for an Emmy Award

A documentary about The Advocate will compete next month for Outstanding Special Class Special at the Daytime Emmy Awards. The magazine has chronicled the LGBTQ struggle for...

Lucas Hedges Hopes “Boy Erased” Will Save Somebody from Conversion Therapy

Lucas Hedges reflects on the cultural impact of Boy Erased, and shares his hope that it will reach a parent who might have subjected their child to conversion therapy. A Film Made...

Spring Movie Recommendations for LGBTQ Tastes

One teenager turns against another after a fleeting homosexual encounter; a great author revels in her lost-to-history lesbian romance; and a hustler lavishes affection on others...

“Rocketman” Star Taron Egerton Says He’s Playing His Hero: Elton John

Taron Egerton — the star of this summer’s Elton John biopic, Rocketman — wants to make two things clear: First, he’s over the moon about the picture. Second,...

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...