Selected GLBT Cinema Reviews

Maurice The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Teorema Jarman's Sebastiane
The Consequence Desert Hearts
Dreyer's Michael Un Chant d'amour
Films of Kenneth Anger Volume One My Own Private Idaho

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GLBT Cinema: Film of the Month

On this page I highlight an exceptional GLBT film from a wide range of genres (comedy to drama, documentary to fantasy) and periods, from early cinema — by such masters as Eisenstein, Murnau and Cocteau — to contemporary works. By "GLBT film" I mean a picture which was either made by a GLBT-identified director on any subject (e.g., Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Fassbinder's Effi Briest) or a work with important GLBT content regardless of the filmmaker's orientation (e.g., Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, Kurosawa's Ran). You are welcome to read my brief essay "Why a GLBT Focus?" and visit additional GLBT cinema resources, which includes 50 GLBT Films.

Although I currently do not have time to update this page on a regular basis, in the future selected works, when available on DVD, will include outstanding GLBT filmmakers not yet represented here, including – to name just a few – Dorothy Arzner, Yasujiro Ozu, Nicholas Ray, Keisuke Kinoshita, Sergei Paradjanov, Paul Morrissey & Andy Warhol, Lindsay Anderson, Chantal Akerman, Youssef Chahine, John Waters, Monika Treut, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Ulrike Ottinger, Tom Kalin, Rob Epstein & Jeff Friedman, Patrice Chéreau, Stanley Kwan, Patricia Rozema, Ferzan Ozpetek, Todd Haynes, Deepa Mehta, Bryan Singer, and Alejandro Amenábar.

Below, click on a film's linked title to go to my review. Here are all of the selections, organized by Month/Year, and alphabetically by both Title and Filmmaker. Enjoy!

Recommended GLBT Film of the Month

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