Friday, March 05, 2021

Man With The Answers, Tom Felton, Pritty, Ang Lee, Steven Silver, International Queer Cinema & MORE!

Scene from "O Fantasma"

International Gay Cinema: 25 LGBTQ Movies To See From Around The World American movies and TV are making major strides in LGBTQ representation, but storytellers abroad are in many ways ahead of the curve, exploring sexuality and relationships with groundbreaking technique, and in ways often coded and ahead of their time. From Fassbinder to Pasolini and Sciamma, here are some of the best gay movies from the global arthouse, often bracing in how they freely bust taboos.

Movie: Brokeback Mountain 

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal

On This Gay Day: Ang Lee Receives Best Director Oscar For ‘Brokeback Mountain’ The film had been nominated for 8 awards including Best Picture, Best Actor for Heath Ledger, Best Supporting Actor by Jake Gyllenhaal, and Best Supporting Actress for Michelle Williams. The film is based on a short story by author E. Annie Proulx which was published in 1997. It's the love story of two closeted cowboys spending time together tending cattle and their subsequent lives. When the film came out in late 2005 it was a huge commercial and critical success. The film sparked discussion about whether the characters should be described as straight, gay or bisexual. In an interview with Details magazine Gyllenhaal said he considered the characters to be two straight men who fell in love.

Movie: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

Film Review: ‘The Obituary of Tunde Johnson’ Combines Black Lives Matter Themes With The Evolving Time Loop Genre Ali LeRoi’s new film has a tightrope walk of a premise. Tunde, a gay African American teenager, is trapped in a time loop that always ends with him dying at the hands of the police. It’s a tricky balance, combining this popcorn movie conceit with a serious social issue, but the film mostly pulls it off. It’s anchored by a strong performance from Steven Silver, an up-and-coming actor from Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’. As Tunde, Silver commits entirely as the narrative moves from high school soap opera to forbidden love story to coming-out drama to police brutality suspense to sci-fi mystery.

WATCH: 'The Obituary of Tunde Johnson' Trailer

Movie: The Man with the Answers

Synopsis: A former Greek diving champion and an eccentric German student take an adventurous road-trip of rediscovery from Bari to Bavaria. Directed by Stelios Kammitsis. Starring: Vasilis Magouliotis, Anton Weil and Stella Fyrogeni. 

WATCH: 'The Man with the Answers' Trailer

Movie: Pritty

'Pritty' Is the Animated Queer Coming-of-Age Film We Need in Our Lives Directed by poet and filmmaker Terrance Daye and based on the novel of the same name by author and collaborator Keith F. Miller, Jr., Pritty: The Animation tells the story of a teenager named Jay who is trying new things, stepping out of his familiar, safe, comfort zone, and learning to swim with the help of a handsome new friend named Justin.

MOVIE: Braking for Whales

Tom Felton and Tammin Sursok

Synopsis: A dysfunctional gay brother(Tom Felton) and sister (Tammin Sursok) are forced to come to terms with each other and themselves over their recently deceased mother's final wish. Directed by Sean McEwen. 

WATCH: 'Braking for Whales' Trailer

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