Sorcerer is prime suspense -- but it wouldn't have saved movies
NewFest prizes representation to a fault
The long, hard truth
Here's Leonard Maltin's description of the 1980 William Friedkin film Cruising, starring Al Pacino. "Cop Pacino goes underground to ferret out bloody killer of homosexuals in this distasteful, badly scripted film. Gay world presented as sick, degrading, and ritualistic. Filmed on authentic N.Y.C. l ... More >>
Trailer trash Texans double cross each other in Killer Joe, the William Friedkin-directed film of the Tracy Letts play which brings skanking, shooting, and sex with fried chicken parts onto the big screen with unapologetic candor and dark humor. Whether you and your date like the film or not, you w ... More >>
New Hollywood's apex
Take a wild ride with the NYPD's drug squad
A bunch of gay men come together at a party, where they exchange barbs, do campy dance routines, and make each other cry. Sound like a night at my place? Well, it's actually the plot of The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley's landmark '60s play, which was made into a fabulously entertaining--and still ... More >>
The Boys in the Band--the seminal (if not semen-al) gay movie from the early days of visibility---will finally be available to entertain and titillate the masses on DVD come November 11. The 1970 film, based on Mart Crowley's blistering 1968 play--brings an assortment of witty, abrasive, yearning ga ... More >>
Christopher Nolan's Batman returns, delivers the kick-ass goods
Vintage Esquire covers have their day at MOMA
Cruising had the city's gay community up in arms in '79, but what was all the fuss about?
There was Popeye Doyle
Break out the citronella candle: This creepy thriller gets under the skin
Michael Shannon flies first-class in a new thriller; Olbermann gets an award named after a former thriller. Plus other gnats and tats.
John Frankenheimer's Lone Heroes Confront Communists, the French, and Themselves
Queasy Riders Remember Old Glories
The Right Way to Infest
'Hoop Dreams' Director Steve James Rebounds With 'Stevie'
Two Pioneers of the New Queer Cinema Look Back on a Short-Lived Sensation
Notes on Hypothetical Hollywood