All the Queen’s Men
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All the Queen’s Men

Loosely based on actual events, this mildly entertaining WWII flick concerns a team of Allied soldiers who don drag in order to infiltrate a Nazi factory that only employs women. Led by fearless special agent Steven O’Rourke (Matt LeBlanc), the so-called “Poof Patrol” includes a bookish codebreaker (David Birkin), a persnickety clerk (James Cosmo), and … Continue reading

All the Real Girls
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All the Real Girls

“Green’s incredibly insightful film offers an insider’s glimpse at rural America’s landscape: abandoned factories, deserted railroad yards, barren fields and muddy stock-car tracks, all rendered achingly beautiful by Tim Orr’s stunning cinematography. All the while, it paints a vivid portrait of the working-class citizens who inhabit these places. All of them, it seems, have regrets … Continue reading

Antwone Fisher
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Antwone Fisher

Denzel Washington makes his directorial debut with the true story of Antwone Fisher (Derek Luke), a sullen sailor with a heart of gold whose exceptionally harsh life has left him severely lacking in both self-esteem and self-control. When his temper lands him an appointment with a Navy psychiatrist (Washington), Fisher is forced to confront the … Continue reading

Auto Focus
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Auto Focus

This fascinating bio-pic traces Hogan’s Heroes star Bob Crane’s curious transformation from mild-mannered family man to sex-crazed amateur porn producer. With his creepy pal John (Willem Dafoe) in perpetual tow, Crane (Greg Kinnear) uses his fame to lure women to wild orgies he captures on tape. Ultimately, his refusal to acknowledge the serious conflict between … Continue reading

Bend it Like Beckham
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Bend it Like Beckham

I  had a heck of a time trying to decide whether, in reviewing Bend It Like Beckham, I needed to explain exactly who “Beckham” is. On the one hand, most gay readers couldn’t name a single American football player, much less a British one – even if he is one of the biggest internationally known … Continue reading

Big Eden
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Big Eden

Like most Americans (well, the women and gay men, anyway), I’m a sucker for a good romantic comedy.   Give me Meg Ryan tippity-typing away with Tom Hanks or Julia Roberts selling her love to Richard Gere and I’m quite content, thank you (and if Julia’s got a gay best friend and is trying to stop … Continue reading