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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 83%

The Ghost Writer (2010)

"Cattrall is still far too reminiscent of Samantha Jones, typecast forever probably, and her permanent sense of slutty double entrendre makes it impossible for her to be convincing as a cool, secretive aide. "

Posted Aug 9, 2010

Mark Adnum

2 68%

Brüno (2009)

"Just like with Ali G and Borat, Sacha as Brüno tricks famous faces into doing ridiculous interviews. This includes singers Paula Abdul and Latoya Jackson, who both leave within minutes after being served sushi on a naked Mexican."

Posted Jun 18, 2009

Mark Adnum

3 78%

Doubt (2008)

"As the lemon-sucking, bonnet-shackled Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the godly dragon lady of St Nicholas Catholic school in the Bronx, Meryl Streep delivers the worst performance of her career."

Posted Feb 10, 2009

Mark Adnum

4 62%

Valkyrie (2008)

"A one-man Hollywood on legs, Cruise is Eyes by Newman, Nose by Streisand, Body by Brando, Brain by Mickey Mouse."

Posted Jan 28, 2009

Mark Adnum

5 No Score Yet

Rodeu-mubi ()

Posted Jan 8, 2008

Mark Adnum

6 83%

Somersault (2004)

"The gay subplot is the highlight of the film. \Free of the slack pretensions that saturate the rest of Somersault, the sequences between Joe and Richard (Erik Thomson), an older guy who recognizes Joe's furtive glances, are concise and suspenseful."

Posted Mar 15, 2007

Mark Adnum

7 No Score Yet

Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story ()

"Armin Meiwes is currently in a German jail for biting and cutting off Bernd Brandes' penis, frying it and serving it as a light meal for the both of them, before slaughtering Brandes, carving his body into choice cuts and storing them in the fridge."

Posted Mar 15, 2007

Mark Adnum

8 45%

Cut Sleeve Boys (2007)

"This dreadful and inane minstrel show takes its title from a poem written by a Han Emperor who cut off the sleeve of his beautiful robe so he could get out of bed without waking his sleeping male concubine."

Posted Mar 15, 2007

Mark Adnum

9 71%

Paper Dolls (Bubot Niyar) (2006)

"Heymann seems to be a big-hearted guy who, despite his own admission that he's happy to be alone, wants to push his Paper Dolls into as much happiness as they can find."

Posted Mar 15, 2007

Mark Adnum

10 40%

Broken Sky (2006)

"I agree with Salma Hayek, who exclaimed "so many Mexicans!" while announcing the nominations for the 2007 Oscars ceremony, that the past twelve months have featured a bounty of great Mexican films."

Posted Mar 15, 2007

Mark Adnum

11 87%

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

"Does anyone else note the similarities between Cate Blanchett and Kate Bush? They have the same first names, physically resemble each other, remain aloof from tabloid hoopla, and share the same kind of elysian artistic genius."

Posted Mar 15, 2007

Mark Adnum

12 0%

Singing Forest (2003)

Posted Dec 30, 2006

Mark Adnum

13 55%

Adam & Steve (2005)

"Surprisingly, there are some merits in this latest dropping from the despicable Zany Gay Romantic Comedy factory."

Posted Dec 4, 2006

Mark Adnum

14 73%

Yentl (1983)

"Like Yentl herself, the movie is constantly in search of who and what it is, only finds itself thwarted by certain circumstances, and sails off the screen still searching, leaving us unsatisfied rather than uplifted"

Posted Dec 4, 2006

Mark Adnum

15 No Score Yet

October Moon (2005)

"what a strange choice, to set a weirdo gay stalker loose with some rope and a set of steak knives amid a sea of gay-tolerance platitudes"

Posted Dec 4, 2006

Mark Adnum

16 71%

Gay Sex in the 70s (2005)

"the title is rather misleading as though we hear a lot about sex venues and see the odd xxx-pic or clip, there isn't a great deal of gay sex in Gay Sex in the 70's"

Posted Dec 4, 2006

Mark Adnum

17 66%

Shortbus (2006)

"Even as Mitchell pursues his gently romantic anti-agenda it's explicit three-way sex scenes or the appearance of remote-control vaginal vibrating-egg sex toys that move his tale along"

Posted Dec 4, 2006

Mark Adnum

18 20%

Latin Boys Go To Hell (1997)

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Jaap Kooijman

19 49%

The Object of My Affection (1998)

"a surprisingly gutsy film that gets better as it goes along"

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

20 100%

Law of Desire (1987)

"Antonio Banderas was originally called José Antonio Domínguez Bandera (note the missing "s") before Almodóvar suggested he change his name"

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

21 50%

Raspberry Reich (2004)

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Jaap Kooijman

22 63%

Stonewall (1996)

" The Stonewall legend never really knows what to do with itself - we know that drag queens led the riots, but conservative gay activists are always happy to insert their own ancestors into the record."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

23 46%

Rent (2005)

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Matt Rettenmund

24 75%

Deathtrap (1982)

"Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve apparently drank litres of alcohol to get through their dreaded male-male kiss scene in Deathtrap, but you'll need something stronger than alcohol to stay interested in this movie."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

25 63%

Wild Side (2005)

" Elliptic films of this type invariably drown in their own inscrutability but there's an emotional and psychological authenticity here that elevates Wild Side from the problems of its coma-inducing genre."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

26 68%

Jeffrey (1995)

"Jeffrey is, easily, the worst gay-themed film ever made."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

27 77%

Plata quemada (Burnt Money) (2001)

"Druggy but expert armed robbers, Angel and Nene escape to Uruguay when a hold-up in Argentina goes wrong."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

28 88%

Tying the Knot (2004)

"Tying the Knot's heart-on-its-sleeve makes for several serious missteps."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

29 No Score Yet

Days (2001)

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

30 67%

Bent (1997)

"A sentimental mock-Jewish string score, bony lead actors and heartless SS guards fill up a very stock picture of martyrs at the mercy of a cruel world."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

31 94%

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

"Misguided and counterproductive gay activists set upon The Silence of the Lambs and made fools out of themselves simplifying and misinterpreting certain elements of a complex cinematic masterpiece."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

32 88%

Bad Education (La Mala educación) (2004)

"Bad Education is missing the fairy dust that made All About My Mother such a magical masterpiece."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

33 98%

All About My Mother (1999)

"Huma, a chain-smoking diva in the style of Bette Davis, doesn't seem to distinguish between her offstage self and her role as Blanche duBois, while Manuela becomes, for a moment, a fusion of Eve Harrington and Stella Kowalski."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

34 84%

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

"Kilmer and Downey Jr spar well together, in several truly hilarious exchanges, but their characters are so well drawn and the Black's script so brainy that stale home/hetero tit-for-tats over handfuls of donuts during the stakeout do not occur."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

35 78%

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

"Frank seduces both Brad and Janet, kills a love rival who's been imprisoned in a deep freeze (played by Meatloaf) with a pick, and tries to keep a tight leash on the energetic Rocky."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

36 26%

Anatomy of Hell (2004)

"A beautiful but nameless woman (Amira Casar) tries to kill herself in the toilets of a gay disco. One of the gay clubbers, a handsome and also nameless man (Italian porn superstar Rocco Siffredi), rescues her."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

37 48%

Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2006)

"I think it's interesting that hetero coming-of-age, teen-love films tend to be broad frat-house comedies a la American Pie while gay versions on the theme lean towards a lushly romanticised, almost tragic vision of innocence lost."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

38 63%

Ŕ cause d'un garçon (You'll Get Over It) (2002)

"Yet another troubled-gay-teen dragged Christ-like through the wringer of high-school-hell film."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

39 No Score Yet

Death in Venice ()

" Homosexual attraction in Death In Venice is such an isolated, intellectual quest that it has no carnality, and becomes something like a mania or temporary fever-induced mental attack."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

40 57%

Beefcake (1999)

"Bob Mizer was the enterprising creator of the Athletic Model Guild, a modelling agency and publishing house that celebrated 1950s-style beefacke bodybuilders through its R-rated magazine "Physique Pictorial""

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

41 76%

Tropical Malady (2005)

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

42 100%

Laberinto de pasiones (Labyrinth of Passion) (1982)

"Look, this isn't Almodóvar's best film. His second feature, it's a pretty low-budget, low frills affair and the signature kinks are shrill and unhewn."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

43 46%

Food of Love (2003)

"Paul (Kevin Bishop) is a capable pianist, but not talented enough to break into recital hall superstardom."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

44 29%

Speedway Junky (2002)

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Jaap Kooijman

45 76%

Transamerica (2006)

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

46 16%

Alexander (2004)

" Anthony Hopkins, made up to look about a hundred and fifty, plays a narrator who records Alexander's life at the library of Alexandria, a grand building which in this film looks more like Elton John's bathroom or the set for an ad for "Kouros"."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

47 93%

Paragraph 175 (2000)

"Made by the Academy Award winning team responsible for Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt, Paragraph 175 is a predictably excellent documentary that explores the haunting memories of a group of gay and lesbian Holocaust survivors with subtlety."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

48 29%

O Fantasma (2001)

"Officially selected at the Venice Film Festival and variously proclaimed as "one of the year's ten best films" etc., by reviewers in gay and non-gay media, O Fantasma is really an overblown bore"

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Mark Adnum

49 40%

Lola and Bilidikid (Lola and Billy the Kid) (Lola + Bilidikid) (1999)

" Murat lurks around public toilets and drag bars trying to find some entry point into his adulthood and eventually encounters Lola (Gandi Mukli), a drag performer who turns out to be Murat's estranged brother"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum