30 June 2015

A Magnificent Haunting (2012)
 "Magnifica presenza" (original title)  

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek 
Writer: Ferzan Ozpetek, Federica Pontremoli
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Italy 
Language: Italian 
Duration: 105 min
Year: 2012

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Stars: Elio Germano, Margherita Buy, Vittoria Puccini             

Although it is a gay film, it does not focus on gay issue (love, cruelty of life, paradox of choices, etc.) but focuses on the normal life and thought of a human, his name is Pietro.   Pietro wants to be an actor, and endeavours to do all that he can to become one, but he just fails. When he has his own apartment and the upcoming dinner with his love, bitter truth reveals to the viewers what they do not know until then about Pietro, about the way he is obsessed with love. However, and also marvelously handling, the film immediately draws our attention to the other and also the biggest event in the film. Pietro meets ghosts. Little by little, Pietro finds way to understand the existence of the ghosts.
Also, bit by bit does he learn from those "artist" ghosts who were actors and actresses at their time. Will luck smile on Pietro? Viewers will decide for themselves when Pietro continuously "loses" the expected and "gets" the unexpected during his encounters in life.   At the end of the film, truth reveals about the death of the actors and actress, the reason why they become ghosts.
Again, tenderly tackling, the film draws our attention to the emotions and actions of Pietro when viewers observe his eyes when he watches another man who is his neighbor and also with those eyes at the final stage do viewers understand now there are things more important than just falling in love and living for oneself. The happy life is a life which gives away happiness to others', and the meaningful life is the life which is not born with meaningful things but has to create meanings for itself.  
Intelligent comedy with meanings, up and down contexts with purposes, real drama with truthful emotions and feelings, the film combines and diverts things into a tasty soup. Viewers' role is to sip it slowly and tenderly…  
Review by feliht on Orvel.me

25 June 2015

OVO (2012)

OVO (2012)

Director: Alban Sapin
Writer: David Decarme, Alban Sapin
Genre: Short movie
Country: France
Year: 2012
Duration: 17 min

Stars: David Decarme, Fouad Aouni, Vincent Jouan, Carole André

While a fascist party increases in power, Laurent flees the country. On the way which takes him to the exile, he remembers the milestones that have urged him to abandon everything.

23 June 2015

Eden (III) (2014))

Eden (III) (2014)

Director: Sean Willis
Writers: Jason A. Rostovsky (as Jason Rostovsky) , Jason A. Rostovsky
Genre: Short movie
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2014
Duration: 15 min
Stars: Devon Graye, Derek Stusynski, Mary Mackey

Eden follows two young gay lovers, Adam and Everett, as they try to escape from the Eden institution before they are cured of being gay. With the help of Mary, a nurse haunted by her own past, they begin to execute their plan. But as time starts to run out, and Adam struggles with a darkness that has plagued him for some time, they start to lose hope of making it out untouched. But is the world outside all that different?

Pink Moon (2015)

Director: Sal Bardo
Writers: Sal Bardo, Sal Bardo
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 17 min
Year: 2015
Stars: Brandon Tler Harris, Cole Johnston, Adam Jepsen

Pink Moon (Full Movie) from Sal Bardo on Vimeo.

22 June 2015

Love or Whatever (2012)

Love or Whatever (2012)

Director: Rosser Goodman
Writers: Dennis Bush, Cait BrennanGenre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 84 minYear: 2012

Stars: Tyler Poelle, Joel Rush, Jennifer Elise Cox, David Wilson Page, Michael Carbonaro

Like most Therapists who spend their working day advising people how to get their act together, Corey was not that hot at getting his own life on the right track. When he finally proposed to his muscle-bound airhead personal trainer boyfriend, Jon just freaked out and ran off into the arms (and bed) of the nearest woman. He had finally come of out of his gay closet to discover that he was bisexual, or maybe straight even.
Corey crying his eyes poured out his woes to his best friend who was his lesbian sister Kelsey, who insisted that there was only one way forward for him viz. Grindr. And soon as she had taught her brother how to use this Gay dating app. the first man he spotted was the Pizza delivery guy. Pete is hotter than hell: handsome, intelligent, articulate and is running the pizza store whilst caring for his sick Uncle the owner. He's a saint and too perfect to be true, but this is the movies after all.

The two men have a very successful date and geeky Corey now has another muscle-bound super-fit boyfriend, but before they can even think about even living happily ever after, they must get through a couple of melodramas first. It turns out that Melissa, the woman who the newly proclaimed bisexual Jon is dating, is also a client of Corey's and she insists on telling him every intimate detail of her new relationship not knowing that he was her predecessor. Eventually he tells her that his appointment book is full and she should go find another therapist.

Meanwhile Jon decides he really prefers Corey after all so he comes back and they immediately jump in to bed only to be caught in flagrento by saint Pete. Before they can even get their underwear back on, in storms Melissa who had given Jon a lift and had been waiting in the car outside. And just before they can all say scream 'How could you ? etc', then into this now rather packed house comes Kelsey to say that she is broke and her coffee shop business is in Foreclosure and she's leaving town.

It's a romantic comedy so you know that in this very lightweight fluffy piece it will work out in the end so everyone will have big smiles on the faces and a hot body to share their beds. Well most of them anyway. This one is cute, thanks mainly to a good cast, and not just the ex-underwear models who play two of the leads.
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by Roger Walker-Dack
Source: The Gay UK

20 June 2015

Boulevard (First Look!)

Director: Dito Montiel
Writer: Douglas Soesbe
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Duration: 88 min

Stars: Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk, Kathy Baker

Objavljen je trailer za Boulevard - poslednji film Robina Wiliamsa
Kultni Birdcage glumac Robin Wiliams je umro u avgustu prošle godine, samo nekoliko sedmica nakon završetka njegovog poslednjeg filma Boulevard.
Drama u kojoj Robin Wiliams glumi oženjenog mušakrca koji se zaljubljuje u gay prostituku nije  mogla naći distributera i sve do nedavno nije bila dostupna za gledanje širem auditorijumu.
Međutim, nakon dogovora sa Starz Digital, film je konačno dospijo u kinima 17. juna - gotovo godinu dana nakon njegove smrti.
Wiliams igra 60- godišnjeg bankara čiji se život drastično mjenja nakon što upozna mladu mušku kurvu. 
WIliams je nastupio kao Armand Goldman u filmu Birdcage u kojem pokušava sakriti svoju seksualnost od roditelja žene svog zakonitog sina.
Dobio je Oscara za ulogu u filmu Good WIll Hunting, a takođe je poznat po svojim ulogama u Dead Poets Society i Good Morning Vietnam.

A trailer has been released for Boulevard – the last film completed starring late actor Robin Williams.

The iconic Birdcage actor died by suicide in August last year, just weeks after the film Boulevard was shown to positive reviews at Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
The drama, which sees Robin Williams play a married man who falls in love with a gay prostitute, struggled to find a distributor to bring it to cinemas – and has remained unreleased ever since.
However, following a deal with Starz Digital, the film will finally make it to cinemas on July 17 – nearly a year on from his passing.
Ahead of the limited cinematic release, the first trailer for the film has today been released.
The synopsis bills Boulevard as the final film to be released featuring Williams – describing his character as a closeted 60 year-old bank employee – whose life changes in unexpected ways after recklessly picking up a young male hustler.
Williams starred as Armand Goldman in 1996 comedy classic The Birdcage, in which Williams’ character attempts to hide his sexuality from his in-laws.
He won an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting, and was also famous for his roles in Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam.
The star also voices a minor character for film Absolutely Anything, which is billed as his final voice-acting performance.

18 June 2015

Antes de Palavras (2013)


Antes de Palavras (2013)

Director: Diego Carvalho Sá
Writer: Diego Carvalho Sá
Genre: Short movie
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Duration: 14 min
Year: 2013

Stars: Marcella Arnulf, Maurício Destri, Henrique Larré

A fragmented account of the growing attraction between Celio (Maurício Destri) and Dario (Henrique Larré); two classmates who are brought together by a series of serendipitous encounters and their own naive curiosity. As they attempt to internally come to terms with their connection, Celio's paramour, Sofia (Marcella Arnulf), takes it upon herself to decipher the feelings she knows exists between the two boys. Written by Diego Carvalho Sá

ANTES DE PALAVRAS from Diego Carvalho Sá on Vimeo.

15 June 2015

The Seminarian (2010)


The Seminarian (2010)


Director: Joshua Lim
Writer: Joshua Lim
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 101 min

Stars: Mark Cirillo, Linda J. Carter, Philip Willcox, Alex Matute




the-seminarian (1)The Seminarian is a story about Ryan, a closeted gay student in his final semester of seminary studies. Despite his school's hostile stance towards homosexuality, Ryan has two gay classmates - Gerald and Anthony - in whom he secretly confides. He is also close to his religiously devout mother who, as things stand, is unaware of his sexual orientation. Ryan needs to complete a solid theological thesis in order to continue doctoral work at the university of his dreams. As he works on his thesis 'The Divine Gift of Love,' Ryan begins a relationship with Bradley - a guy he has met on the Internet who seems perpetually unable to commit himself. Ryan confides in Gerald and Anthony, only to learn about their romantic struggles as well. Consequently, Ryan questions his views on God's gift of love.

Getting it wrong


From Notwithstanding Productions comes "getting it wrong." Shane (Justin Ayer), a 20-something gay man living in NYC, can't seem to get anything right. Through sloppy mistakes, hilarious misunderstandings and dating woes, Shane discovers how hard it is to survive in the big city. Follow getting it wrong and see if Shane will ever learn how to get it right.

getting it wrong - episode 3 - Dating from Notwithstanding Productions on Vimeo.

13 June 2015

Coming Out (2013)

FROM TRIPLE THREAT WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER MATHIEU BLANCHARD comes a twelve episode series following the explosive lives, loves and losses of an intermingled group of Montréalers are explored as they confront the subject of difference. Managing a modern relationship can be a mess. Single? Attached? Married? Divorced? Open? Closed? The most common answer is ‘It’s complicated.’
Get ready to come out with these characters as they negotiate acceptance, prejudice and just how much they’re willing to risk in the pursuit of love and happiness.

Genres: Drama Series
Country: Canada
Language: French, English
Duration: 2 hours 3 minutes
Year: 2013
WATCH SEASON 2 here! vimeo.com/ondemand/comingout2

Coming Out Episode 1: Coming Out from Border2Border Entertainment on Vimeo.
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