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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 ——

Mandragora (1997)

"Mandragora - or Mandrake - is a noxious plant named from two Greek words meaning "harmful to cattle". Reportedly hallucinogenic and used in the distant past as an anaesthetic before operations, it was fabled to grow under the gallows of hung men, thirstin"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

2 90%

A Year Without Love (Un Ano sin amor) (2005)

"As his immune system declines, his need for affection increases, but when he hooks up with a hardcore sex gang, meets the charismatic Martín and decides to publish a frank autobiography, he drifts away from his supportive family"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

3 ——

200 American (2003)

"things kind of go no where but also in all directions as this woeful movie jumps aboard the Crapola Express to ****ville"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

4 21%

The 24th Day (2004)

"Twenty-four days after he's learnt of his HIV seroconversion, Tom (Scott Speedman) tracks down Dan (James Madsen), who he believes infected him. Tom takes Dan home, handcuffs him to a chair and withdraws some of Dan's blood"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

5 22%

Nine Dead Gay Guys (9 Dead Gay Guys) (2002)

"Lower-class Irish guys darting from one misadventure to the other dated about as quickly as Hugh Grant's voice-over narration in films like Notting Hill and About A Boy"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

6 ——

Tout contre Léo (Close to Leo) (2003)

"a beautifully shot film with an affectingly melancholy heart. It's intelligent and innovative in several ways and I haven't seen a film that deals with a very young, HIV-positive gay guy in quite the ways that this film does"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

7 6%

Testosterone (Testosteroni) (2004)

"A perfectly titled film, since the fleeting mid-story appearance of Antonio Sabato Jr.'s **** was apparently all that was necessary to vacuum cash out of gay male film goers' wallets and into the box offices of gay and lesbian film festivals the world ove"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

8 87%

Taxi zum Klo (Taxi to the Toilet) (1981)

"Taxi Zum Klo (Taxi to the Toilet) is a remarkable AIDS-eve film that was scandalous in its day and still runs rings around self-proclaimed "edgy" queer films that bore us to death each year at the annual local gay and lesbian film festival"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

9 77%

Presque rien (Come Undone) (2000)

"Stanley Kubrick once said that watching a film was like taking part in a controlled dream. But Presque Rien is really like the kind of daydream you might have at work, while you stare out the window waiting for five o-clock"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

10 52%

Garçon Stupide (2005)

"Oh, when will it end? How many more art-farty films about aimless young homo gits gliding on auto-pilot through an endless string of anonymous sexual encounters do we need to see?"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

11 57%

Cowboys & Angels (2003)

"Though Cowboys & Angels has a heart of gold, it has a brain of tin. Unbelievable coincidences and pat conveniences allow you to give your eyeballs a thorough rolling"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

12 100%

C.R.A.Z.Y. (Crazy) (2005)

"C.R.A.Z.Y. (the title is made up of the initials of the five sons) is a most refreshing take on the gay coming-of-age genre, an overused template which has churned out one trite film about homophobia after another"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

13 ——

Beautiful Mystery (1983)

"If ever there was a film to stumble upon late at night after you've been smoking pot, Beautiful Mystery is it."

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

14 20%

Anonymous (2004)

"Cruising around washrooms, parks and the internet for sex is boring enough when you're doing it yourself, so Todd Verow's 84-minute home video of his own encounters is enough to drive you to stick hot needles in your eyes"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

15 ——

A Very Natural Thing (1974)

"Apparently intended as a "gay version" of Love Story, a huge hetero hit released in 1970, A Very Natural Thing is actually nothing more than a dramatised discussion about the shape gay life, then in its infancy, should take"

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

16 ——

Macho Dancer (2005)

"This is an extremely powerful and emotionally impacting film which has a quiet reputation but which deserves some kind of revival ..."

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Mark Adnum

17 50%

Color Me Kubrick (2007)

"Now that the nauseating overload of those pious and hyper-masculine gay cowboys has subsided, it's great to see good old-fashioned effete, wicked old queens holding court on the big screen."

Posted Jun 16, 2006

Mark Adnum

18 16%

Eating Out (2004)

"One good thing: at 84 minutes, it's over quickly."

Posted Nov 17, 2005

Mark Adnum

19 78%

Trick (1999)

"Christian Campbell is smart enough to play his ambitious young character, but no where near unnattractive enough for him to contrast with Pitoc."

Posted Sep 12, 2005

Mark Adnum

20 ——

Locked Up (Gefangen) (2004)

"It's criminal to see such slop being shovelled towards a gay market as something they simply have to see and it's embarrassing to see gay consumers take the bait."

Posted Sep 12, 2005

Mark Adnum

21 43%

Latter Days (2004)

"Ramsey's eyebrow-tweezed perma-tan face remains much the same from beginning to end."

Posted Sep 12, 2005

Mark Adnum

22 73%

Showboy (2002)

"Absolutely fabulous mockumentary that treats us to everything from a spunky lead to a guest appearance by Siegfried and Roy."

Posted Aug 24, 2005

Mark Adnum

23 33%

You I Love (Ya lyublyu tebya) (2004)

"Why cast a pack of hotties then argue a mini-thesis about the evils of surface beauty?"

Posted Aug 15, 2005

Mark Adnum

24 80%

Beautiful Boxer (2005)

"Suwan took lessons from Thai beauty queens, studied opera and the traditional Thai street opera of Likay as preparation for the role"

Posted Jul 22, 2005

Mark Adnum

25 92%

Tarnation (2004)

"a showcase for Caouette's conspicuous talents and his own fractured, tenuous self"

Posted Jul 22, 2005

Mark Adnum

26 84%

Mysterious Skin (2005)

"Pre-teen boys are a little androgynous, but this one's more freaking female impersonator."

Posted Jun 13, 2005

Mark Adnum

27 65%

Big Eden (2001)

"an annoying and mediocre film that is mystifyingly popular"

Posted May 30, 2005

Mark Adnum

28 72%

Walk on Water (2005)

"Fox is a film maker racing towards an exciting maturity, and his third feature promises to be a knockout."

Posted May 30, 2005

Mark Adnum

29 86%

The Closet (Le Placard) (2001)

"British comedy sees the workplace as a sexual microcosm %u2013 see Are You Being Served or "The Office". French comedy tends to frame the workplace as a slapstick showcase for all that's wrong with urban change."

Posted Mar 9, 2005

Mark Adnum

30 94%

The Nomi Song (2005)

"Originally from Germany, Klaus moved to New York and fashioned a startling act inspired by science fiction and opera, in which he was classically trained."

Posted Feb 19, 2005

Mark Adnum

31 72%

Elephant (2003)

Posted Jan 30, 2005

Joey Kayuga

32 96%

Victor Victoria (1982)

Posted Jan 24, 2005

Mark Adnum

33 71%

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

"The plot is artificially thickened by a number of excruciatingly awkward sequences that include Julianne sneaking into Kimberly's father's office and sending fake emails, and a runaway chase in a catering truck."

Posted Jan 24, 2005

Mark Adnum

34 97%

Cabaret (1972)

Posted Jan 24, 2005

Mark Adnum

35 100%

The Crying Game (1992)

Posted Jan 24, 2005

Mark Adnum

36 44%

Connie And Carla (2004)

"Hard-featured Nia Vardalos and goofy, goggle-eyed Toni Collette look a bit too much like real drag queens for their own good."

Posted Jan 24, 2005

Mark Adnum

37 77%

The Birdcage (1996)

"The Birdcage is smart, fresh entertainment."

Posted Jan 24, 2005

Mark Adnum

38 100%

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

"My Beautiful Laundrette is a film of great humour, deep regret, and an incisive view of Eighties London which never topples into polemic or left-wing sentiment."

Posted Jan 24, 2005

Mark Adnum

39 ——

Leather Jacket Love Story (1998)

Posted Jan 24, 2005

Jaap Kooijman

40 90%

Maurice (1987)

Posted Dec 19, 2004

Mark Adnum

41 80%

The Opposite of Sex (1998)

"The Opposite of Sex is a bit like a cross between Drugstore Cowboy and and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion and it holds its own with superlative films like Election and Clueless."

Posted Dec 19, 2004

Mark Adnum

42 92%

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

"Hedwig used to be Hansel, a sensitive but restless Eastern German boy who lived with his mother in a tiny flat on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall."

Posted Dec 19, 2004

Mark Adnum

43 ——

Hard (1998)

"Raymond Vates (Noel Palomaria) is a secretly gay, Latino cop who's recently been promoted to Detective. Vates is happy to keep his work and private life separate until he gets involved with a man he doesn't realise is a gay serial killer."

Posted Dec 19, 2004

Mark Adnum

44 68%

Dahmer (2002)

"Subject matter this inscrutable and scary shouldn't be left hanging on a vine of existential ennui and arty-farty lens work."

Posted Dec 19, 2004

Mark Adnum

45 14%

Unconditional Love (2002)

"It's hard to see how talented, ballsy Kathy Bates could have ever been effective in this silly, feminine film."

Posted Dec 13, 2004

Mark Adnum

46 55%

The Iron Ladies (Satree lek) (2001)

"Footage of the original Iron Ladies shows a group of calm, composed kathoeys who contrast completely with the shrill archetypes of the film."

Posted Dec 13, 2004

Mark Adnum

47 82%

Hamam (Steam: The Turkish Bath) (1998)

"The love affair between the two men is the film's high point, it's the strongest storyline and the one that seems to hold the film together."

Posted Dec 13, 2004

Mark Adnum

48 92%

Ed Wood (1994)

"a bit of a curate's egg"

Posted Dec 13, 2004

Mark Adnum

49 94%

Deliverance (1972)

"Querelle in a canoe."

Posted Dec 13, 2004

Mark Adnum

50 49%

A Home at the End of the World (2004)

Posted Sep 4, 2004

Robert Watson

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