Gay Cinema: W–LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)

W: List of LGBTQ+ Films whose title begins with W Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or Questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity). These films are gay, explicitly or implicitly, in their texts, subtexts, performers, and target audiences. Some films are explicitly gay because their plot is gay-themed (coming out, for instance) or they contain […]

Gay Cinema: S–LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)

S: List of LGBTQ+ Films whose title begins with S Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or Questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity). These films are gay, explicitly or implicitly, in their texts, subtexts, performers, and target audiences. Some films are explicitly gay because their plot is gay-themed (coming out, for instance) or they contain […]

Pickup on South Street (1953): Samuel Fuller’s Cold War Film Noir, Starring Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, and Thelma Ritter in yet another Oscar-Nominated Performance

Arguably his best movie, Samuel Fuller wrote and directed Pickup on South Street, a dynamically made Cold War film noir, well acted by Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, and especially Thelma Ritter, who received a Best Supporting Actress nomination. Fox’s head Darryl F. Zanuck showed Fuller a script by Dwight Taylor called “Blaze of Glory,” about […]

La Pointe Courte (1955): Agnes Varda’s Striking Feature Debut, Starring Philip Noiret

Agnes Varda made a most promising directing debut, at the young age of 25, with La Pointe Courte, a black-and-white drama that interweaves two stories.             Agnes Varda The film has been cited by several critics and scholars as a forerunner of the French New Wave, whose official birth is […]

Tony Awards 2019: Host, Breaking Records, Women, Artists of Color, Fun

The 73rd annual Tony Awards brought Broadway’s biggest stars together at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night. James Corden hosted the show for his second time. With pressures from CBS to increase the ratings, he inserted some humorous bits.  He tried to improve ratings by starting drama between Ben Platt and Rachel […]