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DVD Review – Like You Mean It

April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Philipp Karner’s directorial debut, Like You Mean It, is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. Karner’s character, Mark, is a struggling actor who has been with his boyfriend Jonah (Denver Milord) for three years. Their relationship has lost its spark, and when Mark’s sister tells him that his estranged father has died, more cracks...

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DVD Review – Aya Arcos

January 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Aya Arcos, written and directed by Maximillian Moll, is a story of misplaced love, age gaps and incredibly boring tropes. The story of an older man falling for a promiscuous younger man, fighting hard against adversity and rallying for love. At least I think that’s what they are aiming for. Edu (César Augusto), who is...

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DVD Review – Water Boys

December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Water Boys, written and directed by Roberto Cuzzillo is an exploration of the anti-gay laws in Russia. Massimo (Giuseppe Claudio Insalaco), an Italian swimmer, and Vladimir (Daniel De Rossi), a Russian translator, meet at a swimming event in Russia. Supposedly, it’s love at first sight: there are fire works going off and Massimo and Vlad,...

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Film Review – Freeheld

October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, is a compelling story of love, death and friendship that really gets under your skin. Directed by Peter Sollett, Freeheld is about one woman’s fighting for equality and love in the last months of her life. The film is based on the story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree’s...

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DVD Review – Velociraptor

October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Velociraptor, written and directed by Chucho E. Quintero, is the story of two friends testing the limits of their friendship in a way that not every friend would be willing to do. Friends always talk about how far they would go to help one another, and how much they really mean to one another, but in...

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DVD Review – Everlasting Love

October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everlasting Love, written and directed by Marçal Forés, is a wanna-be mysterious thriller surrounding a teacher who begins a secret relationship with a longing student before discovering he young man has a deadly secret. Carlos (Joan Bentallé) is a language schoolteacher who frequents the local cruising ground after work where gay men, lesbians and teenagers find...

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DVD Review – Jess & James

October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jess & James is a sexually charged road trip film with a bit of twisted romance and a predictable – yet enjoyable – adventure mixed in with curiosity, threesomes, an eccentric old lady, and estranged family members. Jess (Martín Karich) and James (Nicolás Romeo) could not be more different. Jess is forceful and often unpleasant while...

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DVD Review – Fulboy

September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fulboy is tantalising look at the athletic male form and the private lives of professional footballers. Martin Farina is an Argentinian filmmaker, writer and director with a love of football, who wanted to explore the private side of professional athletes.  While you hear his voice in the film, he never appears on screen, with the audience...

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DVD Review – Of Girls and Horses

July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Of Girls and Horses is an engagingly beautiful coming of age story about two young girls finding love and responsibility. Written and directed by Monika Truet, Of Girls and Horses is a delightful film filled with stunning landscapes and strong women. Alex (Ceci Chuh) is almost out of chances when her parents send her to...

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DVD Review: Boys on Film 13: Trick or Treat

July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Boys on Film returns with ten new short films that explore visions of Jesus, making friends in nightclub bathrooms, post apocalyptic relationships and falling for the school bully. Boys on Film 13: Trick or Treat is a celebrated, and award winning, series of shot films that showcases talent from around the world. Straight off the...

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DVD Review – Stand

July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Stand, written and directed by Jonathan Taieb, is the heartbreaking and compelling story of a young gay couple trying to expose the truth behind homophobic crimes in Russia. Anton (Renat Shuteev) and Vlad (Andrey Kurganov) steal kisses before they open the door in the morning. They stare longingly into one another eyes, and then open...

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DVD Review – Hidden Away

July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hidden Away, written and directed by Mikel Rueda, is a beautiful story of two teenage boys who meet at a party and slowly develop a relationship against all odds. Rafa (Germán Alcarazu) and Ibra (Adil Koukouh) exchange a stare through the bathroom mirror of an underage club one night that stays with them. When the...

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DVD Review – Appropriate Behaviour

June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Appropriate Behaviour is a comedy about breaking up and trying to move on. But it’s not the kind of comedy where you laugh five times a minute, or giggle when the characters say something funny, it’s the kind of situational comedy that makes you feel awkward and happy all at once. Shirin (Desiree Akhavan) is...

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