Entertainment

For many years, prominent South African writer and film critic, Leon van Nierop has been reviewing gay movies for the magazine. And now his recommendations and critiques will be made available to you right here! Perfect for that Sunday afternoon when you are looking for something to watch. Check in from time to time for new reviews! Happy chilling, boys.

THE NORMAL HEART

Starring Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer. Director: Ryan Murphy. After witnessing the gruesome murder that Andrew Cunanan committed in the series American Crime Story, it

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. This film has already become a much-lauded classic in die LGBT-genre and is finally available

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HEAD ON (1998)

tarring Alex Dimitriades and Damien Fotiou. Directed by Ana Kokkinos. This is quite a scarce film to get, and recently enjoyed the spotlight again after

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BOYS ON FILM 18

Supporters of this series may find the latest collection to be uneven, although there are some informative and provocative shorts, like a transgender woman wanting

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SUMMERTIME

Starring Jessica Rothe, Taylor Frey and Joseph Haro. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. This is one of those easy-going movies you watch on a Saturday night

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GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

Starring Josh O’Connor and Alex Secareanu. Directed by Francis Lee. Together with Call Me By Your Name, this may be one of the best films

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MY FRIEND DAHMER

Starring Joss Lynch and Alex Wolff. Directed by Marc Meyers. He came so close to death yet was perhaps saved by an unconscious decision to

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I AM MICHAEL

Starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto. Directed by Justin Kelly. This one is quite taxing and, frankly, a difficult sit. It is based on the

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CENTER OF MY WORLD

With Louis Hofman and Jannik Schümann. Director Jakob M Erwa. This illuminating and captivating film moves at an unhurried pace juxtaposing the past with the

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TEENAGE KICKS

With Miles Szanto and Daniel Webber. Directed by Craig Boreham. The title is misleading. It is actually a very dramatic and touching story of a

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BEACH RATS

With Harris Dickinson and Madeline Weinstein. Directed by Eliza Hittman. This touching, provocative and uncompromising view of sexual identity, emotional abuse, and trying to fit

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JONATHAN

With Jannis Niewöhner and André Hennicke. Directed by Piotr J. Lewandowski. Apart from Call me by your Name, Jonathan is the best LGBT-film I saw

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THE ORNITHOLOGIST

With Paul Hamy and Xelo Cagiao. Directed by João Pedro Rodrigues. Although beautifully filmed, this is an extremely taxing film to sit through. It often

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BEFORE THE FALL

Starring Ethan Sharrett and Chase Conner. Directed by Byrum Geisler. If the names Bennet and Darcy don’t give it away, the rest of the story

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MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT

Starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Michael Samuels. This is a stunning two-part series based on a novel that tells the stories of

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ANOTHER COUNTRY

Starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. Directed by Marek Kanievska. This classic film, and one of the first films addressing an openly gay theme the

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DAVID’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Starring Alessandro Gassman and Massino Paggio. Directed by Marco Filiberti. This is the dull story of a group of sexually confused guys (well, mostly) and

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LIKE CATTLE TOWARDS GLOW

Starring Nicolas Hau and Gabriel Norman. Directors: Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley. Like David’s Birthday Party this was, again, a complete waste of time. Advertised

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BOYS ON FILM 16

Directed by amongst others Charlie Francis, Jake Graf and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. There are ten films in this much appreciated series where young filmmakers get the

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BRIDEGROOM

With Shane Britney Crone as narrator. Directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. This film may haunt you for many moons to come. It is a documentary, narrated

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HANDSOME DEVIL

With Fionn O’ Shea and Nicolas Galitzine. It is the rage at all current gay film festivals – not only because of the good-looking (but

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