This documentary follows Scott Jones, who was stabbed in the street after leaving a bar in Nova Scotia. The homophobic attack left Scott paralysed and using a wheelchair. Now trying to piece his life back together – partly through music, leading choirs and speaking publicly about his experiences – he tries to deal with the impact of the attack. Scott attempts to find some form of catharsis, whether that’s making a kind of peace with his attacker or processing the changes to his life. [Read more…]
If there’s a stereotype about being gay in Japan, it’s that the subject is taboo and hidden. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a large, vibrant LGBT community in the country. Boys For Sale looks at one aspect of that – the ‘Urizens’ – the equivalent of rent boys, who work in Tokyo’s main gay district, Shinjuku 2-chome.
The documentary mixes interviews with a variety of urizen with anime style representations of what they’re talking about. It’s a very effective way of presenting their words, as it helps bring it to life in ways just listening to their voices probably couldn’t. [Read more…]
Evan (Adrian Shepherd-Gawinski) is an aspiring writer who thinks he may have landed a major break when he’s hired by a large newspaper to write a feature piece. He decides the best subject is the world of those who create Toronto’s hippest and most popular club nights, so he follows successful promoter Hunter (Ryan Fisher) around to find out more about his life.
However while his career seems to be going in the right direction, Evan’s own life is rather stuck. Haunted by the face of a beautiful man (Matthew Ludwinski), he spends his days finding out about all sorts of different people – from a straight couple who are perfectly fine with the fact one of them is a transvestite, to a gay couple with a football fetish – but his own private life is seemingly stuck in stasis. [Read more…]
As Milton Jones takes his quick-fire insanity back on the road, many fans of his appearances on Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow might be skeptical just how well his style translates into a show 60 minutes long. Allay your fears and doubts. He succeeds with such flair we may be seeing many more Hawaiian shirt sporting fanatics.
Milton Jones’ one liners are sharp and cutting. Raucous jokes stream one after the other, barely allowing you time to breathe. The only time you get to recover is when the comic is one step ahead of you, and you have to take a moment to catch up! This is rare however, as his jokes, while requiring a certain wit to comprehend, are utterly accessible. His ability to include everyone inside his absurd world is astounding; any audience can find this man hilarious. [Read more…]
After Troll Hunter comes Thale, another movie about Nordic mythology, although this one’s about something few people outside Scandinavia will have heard of, Huldra. These are female-like creatures, said to hum a tune that’s so irresistible that it can lure men from their villages, never to return.
Leo (Jon Sigve Skard) and Elvis (Erlend Nervold) head to an out of the way house for a crime scene clean up, after a very grisly dead body has been found. Newbie Elvis is having enough trouble dealing with the gore when he discovers a basement, full of strange bottles and tapes. While it appears empty, a woman then erupts out a milky bath. [Read more…]
Quirky comedy and delightfully tacky special effects, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (hereafter ‘CLSASS’, to prevent early arthritis) follows three emotionless and clueless lesbian space aliens (go figure). They find themselves in New York, where they seek love and heartbreak in an effort to rescue their dying planet. Zylar plays it fast and loose, in every meaning of the word. Barr is the needy codependent who chases more than Zylar is willing to give. Finally Zoinx crash lands on Earth and finds love with human Jane, who’s never quite fit in. All this while the gang is followed by possibly the two most incompetent government agents the galaxy has seen. [Read more…]