Dating My Mother (2017)

MIKE ROMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2017.  DMM Movie.  Screenplay by Mike Roma.  Cinematography by Griffin Yu.  Produced by Ashley Hillis.  Music by Michael O’Konis.  Costume Design by Claire Heddles.  Film Editing by Mike Roma.   Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. Danny (Patrick Reilly) lives in New Jersey with his widowed mother Joan (Kathryn Erbe), having moved back in with her after…

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Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970)

DOUGLAS HICKOX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Canterbury Film Productions.  Screenplay by Clive Exton, based on the play by Joe Orton.  Cinematography by Wolfgang Suschitzky.  Produced by Douglas Kentish.  Music by Georgie Fame.   Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by John Trumper. Joe Orton’s best-known play is brought to the big screen three…

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A Wedding Most Strange (2011)

TREVOR GARLICK Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Trinity X Productions.  Screenplay by Trevor Garlick.  Cinematography by Taina Galis.  Produced by Trevor Garlick.  Music by John O’Connell.  Production Design by Celina Norris.  Costume Design by Zaba’ish.  Film Editing by Stephen Hedley, Michael Pentney.  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies.  A recently divorced gay man has to get remarried quickly if he is to inherit…

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American Translation (2011)

PASCAL ARNOLD, JEAN-MARC BARR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  France, 2011.  Toloda.  Screenplay by Lucy Allwood, Pascal Arnold.  Cinematography by Jean-Marc Barr, Chris Keohane.  Produced by Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr, Teddy Vermeulin.  Production Design by Benoît Tetelin.  Costume Design by Mimi Lempicka.  Film Editing by Jean-Marc Barr, Teddy Vermeulin.  Lizzie Brocheré plays a young woman who is sitting at her restaurant table being…

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Colette (2018)

WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Number 9 Films, Killer Films, Bold Films, BFI Film Fund.  Story by Richard Glatzer, Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Pamela Koffler, Michel Litvak, Christine Vachon, Gary Michael Walters, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Thomas Adès.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design by…

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All Boys (Poikien bisnes) (2009)

MARKKU HEIKKINEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Finland/Denmark, 2009.  Kinotar.  Screenplay by Markku Heikkinen.  Cinematography by Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen.  Produced by Cilla Werning.  Music by Tobias Wilner.  Film Editing by Joona Louhivuori.   The popularity of handsome young Czech men made for big profits in the gay porn industry at the beginning of the millennium, providing westerners with the thrilling fantasy of peeking…

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Alex Strangelove (2018)

CRAIG JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 2018.  Netflix, Red Hour Films, Mighty Engine, STX Entertainment.  Screenplay by Craig Johnson.  Cinematography by Hillary Spera.  Produced by Jared Goldman, Ben Stiller, Nicholas Weinstock.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lee.   Alex Truelove (a wonderful Daniel Doheny) is succeeding in high…

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Grimsey (2018)

RICHARD GARCIA, RAUL PORTERO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Spain, 2018.  Doce Entertainment, La Panda, Pony Films, Zentropa.  Screenplay by Richard García, Raúl Portero.  Cinematography by Richard García, Raúl Portero.  Produced by Pau Brunet, Richard García, Ángeles Hernández, David Krohnert, David Matamoros, Raúl Portero, Nacho San José.  Music by Victor Algora.  Film Editing by Richard García, Sergio Jiménez.   Richard García…

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

DESIREE AKHAVAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Beachside Films, Parkville Pictures.  Screenplay by Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele, based on the novel by Emily M. Danforth.  Cinematography by Ashley Connor.  Produced by Michael B. Clark, Cecilia Frugiuele, Jonathan Montepare, Alex Turtletaub.  Music by Julian Wass.  Production Design by Markus Kirschner.  Costume Design by Stacey Berman.  Film Editing by Sara Shaw. A…

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Blockers (2018)

KAY CANNON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Point Grey Pictures, DMG Entertainment, Good Universe, Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton, Evan Goldberg, Jon Hurwitz, Nathan Kahane, Seth Rogen, Hayden Schlossberg, James Weaver.  Music by Mateo Messina.  Production Design by Theresa Guleserian, Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by…

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Elijah’s Ashes (2017)

RYAN BARTON-GRIMLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  RBG Films, Loaded Image Entertainment, Clumsy Tiger Productions.  USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Ryan Barton-Grimley, Ari Schneider.  Cinematography by Sean Ayers.  Produced by Ryan Barton-Grimley, A.J. Gordon, Ari Schneider.  Music by Robby Elfman.  Production Design by Audrey Haworth.  Film Editing by Ryan Barton-Grimley.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies.   A young advertising executive (Ari Schneider) is called home when he…

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Hawaii (2013)

MARCO BERGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Argentina, 2013.  La Noria Cine, Universidad del Cine.  Screenplay by Marco Berger.  Cinematography by Tomás Pérez Silva.  Produced by Marco Berger, Pedro Irusta.  Music by Pedro Irusta.  Production Design by Marco Berger.  Film Editing by Marco Berger.   The sensuality drips so hard it practically drools all over this gorgeous, muted romantic drama.  Martin has returned…

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