Archive for the ‘queer’ Category

Word Is Out must have been incomprehensibly radical for its time. It is hard to fathom just how intense the stigma attached to homosexuality must have been in the Western world merely a few decades ago. And despite the much more liberal times we now live in (and should cherish), this film still speaks volumes […]


Colin Firth (George), Julianne Moore (Charley), Nicholas Hoult (Kenny), Matthew Goode (Jim). Screenplay by Tom Ford. Directed by Tom Ford. Rating: 12. Running time: 94 minutes. It really doesn’t surprise me to learn that Tom Ford, the director of A Single Man, used to be a fashion designer. This is a film so pain-stakingly beautiful that […]


Leslie Cheung (Ho Po-wing), Tony Leung (Lai Yiu-Fai). Screenplay by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: 15. Running time: 96 minutes. Oh I so wanted to love this one. I really did. I’m still in awe of Chungking Express after first seeing it a week ago, and I was eagerly hoping my second encounter […]