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an intense tale of brotherly love.

›› THE LATEST GAY FILM REVIEWS - click on the publicity photo for individual reviews ‹‹
   
›› Vincent Before Noon ‹‹   ›› Freed - Baltringue ‹‹   ›› So long, Paris! ‹‹
2019 | 18 mins | France   2019 | 21 mins | France   2020 | 18 mins | France
the estranged relationship between
a father and son.
  a hard-hitting drama about
life behind bars.
  a highly original take on coming out
- to your daughter!
   
›› Centre of My World ‹‹   ›› Tapette - The Mousetrap ‹‹   ›› Walk with Me ‹‹
2016 | 115 mins | Germany   2016 | 25 mins | France   2016 | 15 mins | US
a sensuous take on falling in love
with the new-boy-in-class.
  an hilarious example of coming out;
screwball style - when you're straight?
  an enchanting cinematic ode
to love and romance.
   
›› Pria - Man ‹‹   ›› One Night Only ‹‹   ›› Naked ‹‹
2017 | 22 mins | Indonesia   2017 | 10 mins | Australia   2013 | 29 mins | Sweden
a moving account of what it means to be
gay and Muslim in a traditional society.
  an uplifting take on standing up for
who you are and what you believe in.
  an achingly realistic depiction of
to thy ownself, being true.
   
›› We Are Dancers ‹‹   ›› The Pier Man - L'homme Jetée ‹‹   ›› Caged ‹‹
2019 | 30 mins | UK   2019 | 21 mins | Switzerland - France   2013 | 13 mins | Netherlands
an engrossing depiction of the last days
of decadent life in pre-Hitler Berlin.
  a striking portrait of the longing to escape
a soul-destroying life.
  the 'put to the test friendship' between
two teens of differing sexuality.
   
›› Our Paradise - Notre Paradis ‹‹   ›› Le Clan - Three Dancing Slaves ‹‹   ›› Just Friends ‹‹
2011 | 96 mins | France   2004 | 90 mins | France   2018 | 80 mins | Netherlands
a well-played, if hauntingly beautiful
thriller of contrasts.
  a shockingly violent, if intense tale
of brotherly love.
  the captivating story of young love;
being just friends and more!
   
›› Clothes & Blow ‹‹   ›› My Straight Son ‹‹   ›› We Once Were Tide ‹‹
2018 | 23 mins | US - UK   2012 | 114 mins | Venezuela   2011 | 18 mins | UK
a comical roller coaster ride on the
meaning of life and family.
  the 'put to the test relationship' between
a gay father and his straight son.
  a deeply poignant short film that asks:
just how do you say goodbye?
   
›› Whole New Thing ‹‹   ›› Beefcake ‹‹   ›› Watercolors ‹‹
2005 | 92 mins | Canada   1998 | 92 mins | Canada   2008 | 114 mins | US
a highly refreshing approach
to human sexuality.
  a homoerotic homage to the life and times
of photographer Bob Mizer.
  a sensitive, if bittersweet tale
of first love.
   
›› A Normal Guy ‹‹   ›› My Dad Works the Night Shift ‹‹   ›› Boy Erased ‹‹
2019 | 14 mins | Romania   2018 | 14 mins | Canada   2018 | 115 mins | US
one man's incessant search for a
body beautiful for the night.
  a wonderfully refreshing take on
the coming out scenario.
  the stark repercussions of forcing a child
to go against their natural sexuality.
   
›› Orpheus' Song ‹‹   ›› Prick Up Your Ears ‹‹   ›› The Visitor ‹‹
2019 | 75 mins | Germany   1987 | 105 mins | UK   2011 | 69 mins | Germany
a sensuous take on a Greek holiday
bromance.
  the life and dramatic times of noted
'60s playwright Joe Orton.
  a strikingly vivid account of one man's
journey of sexual awakening.
   
›› Golden Boys ‹‹   ›› It's Consuming Me ‹‹   ›› Buddy ‹‹
2016 | 8 mins | Canada   2012 | 3 mins | Germany   2015 | 12 mins | Netherlands
the telling tale of closeted homosexuality
disguised as overt masculinity.
  the dramatic life and times of a young man
in three minutes.
  the hope for reconciliation
with an ex-lover.
   
›› A Very British Sex Scandal ‹‹   ›› Summer Storm ‹‹   ›› Like It Is ‹‹
2007 | 85 mins | UK   2004 | 98 mins | Germany   1998 | 95 mins | UK
a reserved depiction of the trial
of Peter Wildeblood.
  a captivating variant on the theme
of coming out.
  an achingly real portrait of coming out
in the squared circle.
   
›› The Colour of His Hair ‹‹   ›› Mario ‹‹   ›› Doors Cut Down ‹‹
2017 | 23 mins | UK   2018 | 124 mins | Switzerland   2000 | 18 mins | Spain
the reality of living life when homosexuality
was still a criminal offence.
  a bittersweet take on coming out or not
in the so-called beautiful game.
  a young man's insatiable desire
for restroom sex.
   
›› Presque Rien ‹‹   ›› Consenting Adults ‹‹   ›› The Way He Looks ‹‹
2000 | 100 mins | France   2007 | 75 mins | UK   2014 | 92 mins | Brazil
an explicit roller coaster ride
of teenage emotions, angst and sex.
  Wolfenden: a man did the right thing
against his personal inclination.
  a joyous ode to falling in love;
coming-of-age style.
   
›› My God, I'm Queer ‹‹   ›› Paint the Dragons' Eyes ‹‹   ›› Easy Money ‹‹
2020 | 30 mins | UK   2020 | 15 mins | UK   2010 | 15 mins | Spain
a compelling documentary on being proud
to be openly gay and Muslim.
  a beautifully crafted tale of love,
over prejudice.
  a disconcerting take of life
on the game.
   
›› Love, Simon ‹‹   ›› Beefcake ‹‹   ›› Wild Awakening ‹‹
2018 | 110 mins | US   1998 | 92 mins | Canada   2016 | 93 mins | Spain
a bright 'n' breezy romantic
coming out comedy.
  the life and times of Physique Pictorial
photographer Bob Mizer.
  an entertaining mix of high camp
and sensuous homoerotica.
   
›› Stockholm Daybreak ‹‹   ›› Floating Melon ‹‹   ›› Spiral ‹‹
2013 | 7 mins | Sweden   2015 | 19 mins | China   2018 | 16 mins | Sweden
wa wondrous tale of best friends finally
letting their hearts run free.
  a biting testament to the repercussions
of taking street drugs.
  a stylish, if overtly dark intense tale
of love and horror.
   
›› The Broken Hearts Club ‹‹   ›› Latter Days ‹‹   ›› Verona ‹‹
2000 | 94 mins | US   2003 | 104 mins | US   2010 | 22 mins | Canada
a romantic comedy that just happens
to be gay.
  gay love in the face of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
  a modern gay take on the greatest love
story ever told.
   
›› Distances ‹‹   ›› The Memory of You ‹‹   ›› No Brakes ‹‹
2014 | 17 mins | Sweden   2015 | 11 mins | Sweden   2008 | 11 mins | Sweden
the bittersweet bond between a mother
and her son.
  a captivating ode to the love that
could have been.
  coming to terms with your sexuality being
different to those around you.
   
›› Pride ‹‹   ›› Get Real ‹‹   ›› Lazy Eye ‹‹
2014 | 120 mins | UK   1998 | 108 mins | UK   2016 | 87 mins | US
how two differing communities united
to support each other.
  a refreshingly honest depiction
of getting real with your sexuality.
  a relationship drama between ex lovers
who chance to meet up again.
   
›› Billy's Blowjobs ‹‹   ›› I Think I'm Gay? ‹‹   ›› You Can Play ‹‹
2017 | 17 mins | US   2019 | 18 mins | US   2015 | 19 mins | US
a moving portrait of a man too afraid
to fall in love again.
  a comical take on to thy ownself,
being true.
  the courage to show your best friend
your true sexual self.
   
›› Maurice ‹‹   ›› Surveillance ‹‹   ›› Call Me by Your Name ‹‹
1987 | 140 mins | UK   2007 | 87 mins | UK   2017 | 132 mins | Italy
an exquisite adaptation of the classic
E.M. Forster love story.
  an ever so perceptive take on the ever
increasing surveillance state.
  a captivating meditation on a young
man's transition to adulthood.
›› title still courtesy of the short film HUMAN WARMTH by Christophe Prédari ‹‹




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