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  • Adam



    I've seen a couple of reviews that have compared this to Chasing Amy, but I think that's a bit off the mark -- if I had to compare this to anything, it'd be The Gay Decievers, a 1969 film about two straight buddies who nelly themselves up and pretend to be a gay couple in order to avoid the draft and Vietnam. That film -- written and directed by straight men -- was famously rewritten by one of its stars,…

  • Midnight Cowboy

    Midnight Cowboy


    I'm not entirely convinced that Jon Voight knew he was playing dumb trade here.

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  • American Movie

    American Movie


    I guess some people think this is exploitative, but it and the people in it are so inspiring to me. I love Mark Borchardt’s obsession with film; how he talks excitedly about shooting on 16mm black-and-white reversal stock and then later spends months stuck at a flatbed, cutting his direct-market thriller together. Watching this at a time when everyone has an HD camera and edit suite in their pocket, it’s amazing to watch a group of people who probably have…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name


    Watching this, I couldn't help but keep thinking about Metzger's Score and Douglas' The Back Row, both of which handle queer seduction in much more playful, interesting, and yes, erotic ways. Even though this was adapted and directed by gay men, it still feels so fundamentally straight -- overtly timid with its homosexuality and hindered by two lead performances that occasionally (to me at least) come off like straight dudes giggling about playing bi characters. I didn't feel any chemistry…