movies

  • 'When We Rise:' Queer history with an epic sweep

    ABC TV's "When We Rise" covers a lot of ground. The eight-hour presentation, which premieres on ABC TV on Feb. 27, begins in 1972 and ends in 2015, when the United States Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. The series, which will air over four nights, tells the deeply personal backstories of a diverse group of LGBT people who came to San Francisco looking for a safe haven from a homophobic world. They not only find home, they help launch a worldwide movement.

  • 2014 Winter Arts Guide (Table of Contents)

    South Florida’s Winter Wonderland

    Winter Theater Guide -- Jan to March 2014

    South Florida’s Fabulous Festival’s

    South Florida's Many Museums

    9 Intriguing People of South Florida’s Arts Scene

    The Top 10 Hot Winter Tickets

    5 Exhibits You Must See

    Your Guide to Everything A&E This Winter

    South Florida's Gorgeous Gardens

  • 9 Florida-Based Movies Every LGBT Person Must See

    (Mirror) Florida has long been a destination for vacationers and retirees alike. But a handful of directors have also chosen The Sunshine State as the setting for their gay and lesbian-tinged films.

  • Best Queer Films of 2013

    This year, 2013, was a queer year for film. Interestingly, and perhaps significantly, the most memorable films and performances did not feature gay men, as is usually the case. This year, queer-themed films showcased a heartbreaking turn by Jared Leto as a transsexual with HIV in “Dallas Buyers Club;” Lindsay Lohan engaging in some naughty bisexual misbehavior in “The Canyons;” and in the year’s most incredible film—the three-hour French lesbian romance, “Blue Is the Warmest Color” — a spectacular performance by Adéle Exarchopoulos as a young adult coming of age and to terms with her sexual identity.

  • Matthew Shepard: His Cultural Impact

    In honor of the 16th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's passing, SFGN takes a look back upon some the books, plays and films that have attempted to explain his unique place in history. 

  • Mirror Jan. 2017: Movies & Television

  • Ode To Billy Joe

    The 1960s pop tune that became an early gay movie

  • Relax In Style At iPic


    How would you like to watch a movie in a relaxing atmosphere?

  • Screen Savor: 'Baby Driver'

     

    “Baby Driver” (TriStar) is a loud, fast-paced, cleverly choreographed and funny action movie; as delirious as it is derivative. “Baby Driver” borrows liberally from a handful of its predecessors, beginning with 2011’s “Drive,” in which a pretty getaway driver played by Ryan Gosling is under the thumb of an ugly cruel boss played by Albert Brooks. In the case of “Baby Driver,” Ansel Elgort’s Baby (not his real name) is beholden to Doc (an especially smarmy Kevin Spacey) until he pays back a large financial debt.

  • Screen Savor: All Wet

    When it comes to “Aquaman” (WB/DC), this origin story has it all; and by all I mean every possible detail packed into a screenplay bulging as tightly as anything covering Jason Momoa's upper body. While it’s as faithful as it can be to Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris’ original creation, it also takes its share of liberties.

  • Screen Savor: Another Star is Born W/Trailer

    For his feature film directorial debut, actor Max Minghella, son of the late Oscar-winning filmmaker Anthony Minghella (“The English Patient”), tells a familiar tale with a twist. “Teen Spirit” (Bleecker Street), combines the melodramatics of “A Star Is Born” (still fresh in our memories from Bradley Cooper’s 2019 remake) with the TV talent show competition concept.

  • Screen Savor: Being neighborly

    Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville has a talent for making riveting documentaries about unexpected subjects. He took home an Oscar for 2013’s “Twenty Feet from Stardom”, about the lives of backing vocalists, and 2015’s critically acclaimed “Best of Enemies” was an intimate portrait of the contentious relationship between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley. Neville’s Mr. Rogers doc,”Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus), joins Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s “RBG” and Jeffrey Schwarz’s “The Fabulous Allan Carr” among the best documentaries of the year so far.

  • Screen Savor: By The Book

    Moviegoers seem to love movies about characters that appear to be one thing, but turn out to be another. Best Picture Oscar-winner “The Shape of Water” is a good example.

  • Screen Savor: Colette It Be

    What does it say about the times in which we live that two movies, “Colette” (Bleecker Street) and “The Wife”, about women who were the wives of writers and who were secretly the ones writing their husbands’ books, are playing in theaters at the same time? “The Wife” is set in the mid-to-late 20th century, while “Colette” takes place in the late 19th century and early 20th century, but some of the similarities are difficult to avoid.

  • Screen Savor: Doing Baldwin proud

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins has the golden touch, especially when it comes to film adaptations of literary works. “Moonlight”, Jenkins’ 2016 film adaptations of gay writer Tarell McCraney’s “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”, earned both men an Academy Award. 
  • Screen Savor: Eighties Revival

    Once in a while you see a movie at an LGBTQ film festival and you know that it is destined for greatness. Such is the case with Yen Tan’s “1985” (Wolfe), now available on DVD and VOD.
  • Screen Savor: Isn’t it pedantic?

    If Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer aren’t getting hazard pay for the ridiculous number of pratfalls they take in their respective movies, then something is really wrong in Hollywood. In “Isn’t It Romantic” (WB), a self-conscious, meta-rom-com parody with big song and dance numbers, one of the spills taken by Natalie (Wilson) results in a serious head injury.
  • Screen Savor: McQueen of the Universe

    One of the many things for which the year 2018 will be remembered is the number of (mostly) good documentaries playing in theaters. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and “RBG” are sure to be remembered as “best of” lists are compiled at year’s end. Both films are also shoo-ins for Oscar nominations. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the flawed “Whitney”.

  • Screen Savor: On-time Arrival

    As modern, non-traditional sci-fi flicks go, Arrival (Paramount), directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario and Enemy) and starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whitaker, touches down somewhere between Under the Skin and The Martian. Playing with the perception of time and memory, Arrival introduces the concept of quid pro quo as a means of negotiating with alien visitors in what is destined to become a zero sum game.

  • Screen Savor: Out of Hiding

    Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) offers some help to NASA mission specialist Karl Zielinski (Olek Krupa).

    Based on true events, “Hidden Figures” (Fox 2000), co-written/directed by Thomas Melfi (“St. Vincent”) is the kind of uplifting movie we so desperately need during this particular holiday season. Despite its unfortunate title (based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name), most of “Hidden Figures”may take place more than 50 years ago, but it remains as timely as ever. The film’s hot-button issues, including discrimination based on race and gender as well as strained relations with Russia, are sadly just as relevant today.