Is SORRY ANGEL the French AIDS drama at Cannes finally a film from Christophe Honoré that is as good as the hype?

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  We must confess that Christophe Honoré is hardly one of our favorite French queer filmmakers.  His work always comes with great fanfares but he so often fails to deliver on the promises he makes, however, the buzz from the Cannes Film Festival is that finally, he has made a movie that actually deserves all the attention … Continue reading



In The Fade

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  It is odd that actress Diane Kruger has waited until now to do her first movie in her native German language.  It, however, has proved to have been well worth the wait with her powerhouse performance in Faith Akin’s exacting thriller In The Fade which landed her a Best Actress Award at Cannes, and the film a … Continue reading



Ismael’s Ghosts

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  This latest movie from French auteur Arnaud Desplechin is an indulgent convoluted jumble of an excessive number of conflicting storylines that at times would test the patience of a saint.  It’s art for art’s sake with scant regard for the viewer trying to unravel it and get some semblance of understanding or enjoyment. Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) … Continue reading



Barbara : an iconic French Diva

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queerguru’s Parisian correspondent has just sent us news about a stunning biopic that is the latest sensation in movie theaters over there. Barbara is the story of the late  famous chanteuse whose songs included “L’Aigle noir” which sold 1 million copies in just 12 hours in the 1960’s. She cut a very dramatic figure, a tall … Continue reading



The Student

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For his seventh feature film acclaimed Russian filmmaker  Kirill Serebrennikov has adapted a stage play by the German writer Marius von Mayenburg that takes a hefty swipe at religious fanaticism with this tale of Veniamin (Pyotr Skvortsov) a rebellious newly-devout teenager who is literally determined to make life hell for everyone else who he thinks are sinners. … Continue reading



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