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TORONTO 2015: LGBT Rights Films Gunning Back to Back Oscars for Moore and Redmayne

Having both earned Oscars after the buzzes their performances first stirred at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne are set to conquer once again the awards game through their upcoming films which are incidentally both based on true stories tackling LGBT rights landmark cases. 422 more words

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The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival was started in 2005 attracting both the independent spirit of filmmakers and the ascending taste of cineastes.  Back in the day, when digital cinema was audacious enough to micro-produce screen materials beyond the skyrocketing dictums of commercialization, there have been debates whether quality and tenacity may be sustained through the years.  703 more words

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Film review: All About My Mother

Please welcome our new Film Critic, Joanna Wagner, who lives in San Francisco, California.

By Joanna Wagner
LGBT Perspectives Film Critic

Suppose you took the movies All About Eve and A Streetcar Named Desire and blended them together with a story about a mother, her family and her queer friends; you would get Pedro Almodóvar’s Oscar-winning 1999 film, All About My Mother. 538 more words

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Get Real; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Originally released 30 Apr 1999
Written by Patrick Wilde
Directed by Simon Shore

Starring Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, and Charlotte Brittain

My rating: ★★★1/2 stars… 683 more words

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TANGERINE: Sundance transgender hit shot entirely on iPhone may be an Oscar contender

Tangerine, an independent film directed by Sean Baker (Prince of Broadway, Take Out, Starlet), is a mega Sundance hit. Not only because it earned rave reviews and standing ovations, it  is in fact remarkably unique for being shot entirely on iPhone 5S. 221 more words

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Joseph Graham shot his opening scene (Matthew Boyd, DP) like it’s a goddam Hitchcock movie. The Master of Suspense himself was notorious for creating predatory/deviant gay-coded characters (Rope, Shadow of A Doubt, Psycho, Rebecca, Strangers on a Train, Murder!, ). 616 more words

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