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Queerguru’s José Mayorga reviews Cate Blanchett’s electrifying performance in Tár

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    THE NARCISSISM OF SMALL DIFFERENCES LEADS TO THE MOST BORING KIND OF CONFORMITY  : Lydia Tar It is fair to say that this hypnotic movie belongs to its writer-director Todd Field and its actress Cate Blanchett. Meticulously made, Tár has many layers, it is a complex conversation piece set in the world of … Continue reading



Queerguru’s José Mayorga reviews ‘WANDERING HEART (Errante corazón) the story of a gay single dad searching for a new future

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  It is summertime in Buenos Aires, and excerpts from Verdi´s La Traviata and homoerotic sequences provide the mood. Handsome and lonely gay single dad Santiago (Leonardo Sbaraglia) is in his forties, lives in an apartment with his teenage dancer daughter Laila (Miranda de la Serna), owns a restaurant, and looks for company in meeting … Continue reading



Queerguru’s José Mayorga reviews THE FIRST FALLEN  a Brazilian drama about the first wave of AIDS crisis in the early 1980s

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  The story takes us to Vitoria, Espírito Santo  a state in southeast Brazil, in one year period time beginning on December 31st, 1982. We are introduced to biologist Suzano (Johnny Massaro), his sister nurse Maura (Clara Choreaux), nephew Muriel (Alex Bonini), and his circle of friends.  Suzano is back from France where his “rich … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews BALABAN a rare queer drama from Kazakhstan

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  Balaban is the touching story of the coming-of-age relationship between two teenage HIV-positive girls in Kazakhstan and their journey toward freedom and love. Based on real-life events, writer and director Aysulu Onaran highlights the case of 160 children who were infected with HIV during blood transfusions in Kazakhstan in 2006 when untested blood was … Continue reading



Queerguru’s José Mayorga is ‘captivated” with THE DAMNED DON’T CRY  (Les damnés ne pleurent pas)

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    British Moroccan writer-director Fyzal Boulifa tells the story with style, of a mother-son in a difficult relationship while moving from Casablanca to Tangier,  and once there, from place to place with their belongings in bags, sharing a mattress on the floor to sleep in tiny rooms or even in the street. The mother … Continue reading



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