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UW Reel Love LGBT Film Fest, Day 3: "The Duke of Burgundy," "Pride," "Stranger by the Lake"

The UW-Madison’s Reel Love LGBT Film Festival, now in its fourth year, is still the only Wisconsin film festival (and one of the few campus-based festivals nationwide) exclusively devoted to films with gay, lesbian and transgender subject matter. 610 more words

Movie Review

Favorite Movies of 2014

Here it is, two months after anybody might possibly care: my favorite movies of 2014. Needless to say, it was a busy, busy January and February for me. 1,895 more words

Sampo study: Stranger By The Lake

OVER THE LAST year, SampoMedia has been commissioned to analyse a series of films released simultaneously in theatres and VOD platforms in the UK.

The work, supported by the BFI New Models fund, offers comprehensive insights into the way that so-called ‘day-and-date’ releasing works. 1,823 more words

#pocketfilmreviewseries: stranger by the lake - alain guiraudie

great sensitivity to detail; the capture of repeated, ritualistic cruising gestures is especially wonderful and subtle

great lead performances, and great host of characters

i would’ve liked the relationship between franck and henri to be monodirectionally sexual: i would want franck to like henri, but be in denial about it, because henri isn’t conventionally attractive (compared to everyone else) and because henri doesn’t like him. 126 more words


Best Films of 2014: #20-16

20. Calvary (Dir. John Michael McDonagh)

Between The Guard and his latest, Calvary, John Michael McDonagh proves to be a powerful voice for the consciously broken. 445 more words

Best Of Lists

My favourite films of 2014, Part 3

Did I say check back yesterday for my top films? Well, here they are a day late. Not that anyone was just dying to know. 661 more words

Random Things

Top Ten Films of 2014

While some felt entirely aimless and others led to specific destinations, the best films of 2014 all shared one thing in common: they wandered. It’s an unlikely theme given the current state of the film industry, which is dominated by countless hordes of hopeful heroes all piling on top of one another while trying to save the world from utter collapse (or at least trying to jockey themselves into a position that will allow them to save the world in the sequel). 711 more words

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