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Title: News Coverage 2010
Post by: tpe on Jan 01, 2010, 07:14 PM
Post all BBM-related news articles from 2010 in this thread.  :)

Title: Re: News Coverage 2010
Post by: tpe on Jan 04, 2010, 09:45 PM (

A critic's Top 20 of the decade

8. Brokeback Mountain (2005): I was interviewing Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger at the Toronto Film Festival when director Ang Lee burst in, clutching the Golden Lion statuette the movie had won a day before at the Venice Film Festival. The three traded hugs, congratulations and somewhat smiles: They had a hunch, but until that moment, they still didn't know they had made a masterpiece.


Title: Re: News Coverage 2010
Post by: tpe on Jan 05, 2010, 08:47 PM
Number 10!?!   ::) (

MovieMantz: Best Movies Of The Decade
FIRST PUBLISHED: January 5, 2010 6:31 PM EST
By Scott Mantz

10) “Brokeback Mountain” (2005): It was the love story that became a phenomenon. Director Ang Lee’s powerful drama about a forbidden relationship between two cowboys (played brilliantly by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal) was moving, heartbreaking and devastating — and of course, totally unforgettable.

Title: Re: News Coverage 2010
Post by: tpe on Jan 05, 2010, 09:06 PM (

Best films of the last decade range from 'Avatar' to 'Pan's Labyrinth
By: Lou Gaul
Burlington County Times

"Brokeback Mountain”: In director Ang Lee’s groundbreaking tale, the late Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight’’) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Jarhead’’) play two ranch hands who fall for each other while herding sheep through the mountains and then hide their relationship.
The men continue to meet over two decades despite the fact that both marry, have families, and exist in narrow worlds where being involved in a gay relationship would destroy their lives.
Based on the short story by Annie Proulx, the film is an important adult work punctuated by strong performances and complex emotions.
It’s too bad the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences failed to name it best picture (the minor ensemble film “Crash” won instead), though Lee did win best director. That slight by the academy won’t prevent people from viewing this heartfelt picture for many years to come. (2005; rated R)

Title: Re: News Coverage 2010
Post by: tpe on Jan 06, 2010, 08:54 PM (

The decade in queer movies; film note
Knight at the Movies:
by Richard Knight, Jr.


Gay Sex in the 70s. Julianne Moore in The Hours. Brokeback Mountain—starring Jake Gyllenhaal (left) and the late Heath Ledger—is among the best LGBT films of the decade.

The 1990s saw the unofficial birth of queer cinema, a trend that started in the underground, slowly made its way to the mainstream and expanded exponentially throughout the last decade.
Though there still aren't nearly enough LGBT-themed movies breaking through to mainstream audiences ( let alone queer ones ) to suit me, the last 10 years have seen a steady upward momentum in terms of quantity, quality and most importantly, visibility for Our People at the cineplex. Now that the Aughts are behind us as we enter the tens here's a look back at some of the highlights of the past decade in queer movies.

The millennium opened with Big Eden, Before Night Falls and Best in Show—three movies that helped define the years ahead in queer cinema. Big Eden, the charming debut of out writer-director Thomas Bezucha remains my favorite gay-themed romance with its always-potent message of love conquering all; on the other hand, Before Night Falls gave audiences the double bonus of the compelling portrait of queer writer Reinaldo Arenas and an instant star in Javier Bardem, who played him. Christopher Guest's improv comedy Best in Show lovingly and hilariously gave us comedic portraits of both a gay and lesbian couple and the movie also gave out actor Jane Lynch her breakout role. The year 2001 saw the arrival of John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch—his searing, moving and razor-sharp portrait of a transgendered rock singer along with the darling lesbian comedy Kissing Jessica Stein. Other highlights of the year included The Deep End, The Fluffer and director Robert Altman's Gosford Park.

The next three years saw an increasing number of LGBT-related movies with some terrific highlights that included out director Rob Marshall's Chicago, which won the 2002 Oscar for Best Picture and single-handedly brought back musicals to the movies. Nicole Kidman took the Oscar the same year, playing bisexual writer Virginia Woolf in the adaptation of gay author Michael Cunningham's The Hours. ( Meryl Streep played a lesbian character in the film, garnering another of her 2,000 nominations. ) Far From Heaven—new queer cinema director Todd Haynes' masterful homage to the '50s melodramas of Douglas Sirk with Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid as her closeted gay husband—arrived in 2003, along with a batch of offbeat LGBT-themed fare: Die! Mommie! Die!, Girls will be Girls, Latter Days, Monster, Normal and Party Monster among them.

A Home at the End of the World and Alexander ( both which featured Colin Farrell playing bisexual characters ) , Mysterious Skin, Bill Condon's Kinsey, Jonathan Caouette's autobiographical documentary Tarnation, Brian Dannelly's Saved! and Hellbent—the first queer slasher flick—were some of the LGBT film highlights of 2004.

Gay movies went to the Oscars in 2005, headed by Brokeback Mountain, the critically lauded financial hit which found Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as two lonely cowboys romantically involved with each other, enthralling audiences worldwide. ( Ledger's final film­—Terry Gilliam's gorgeous-but-thin fantasia The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, with Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Brad Pitt filling in Ledger's unfinished scenes—opens Friday, Jan. 8, at the Music Box Theatre. ) Capote star Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Best Actor Oscar playing the gay icon/author Truman Capote while Felicity Huffman won a Best Actress nomination playing a transgendered woman in out writer-director Duncan Tucker's Transamerica.

Crash edged Brokeback for the Best Picture Oscar, an oversight that, in retrospect, perfectly justifies Our People's protests over the slight. The loss presaged a relative dry spell in queer cinema in 2006 and 2007—though Imagine Me & You, Hate Crime, Infamous, Quinceanera, Running with Scissors, Notes on a Scandal, V for Vendetta, The History Boys, Gay Sex in the 70s, The Quiet, Time to Leave, Kinky Boots, Two Drifters, Save Me, For the Bible Tells Me So, Zoo, The Man of My Life and, especially, the return of John Cameron Mitchell's sexually explicit and rousing ( pun intended ) Shortbus helped keep LGBT-themed cinema alive.

The year 2008 had very little in the way of gay movies ( and forget about lesbian and transgendered films ) though again, there were some decided exceptions to the rule—Brideshead Revisited, The Witnesses, Shelter, Chris & Don: A Love Story, Black, White + Gray, The Life of Riley, and both Mamma Mia! and Wall-E, two of the year's biggest box-office hits— had gay characters or subtext. ( I'm convinced little Wall-E the robot is gay and Eve is his gal pal. ) This was also the year that we got big-screen versions of Sex and the City and its gay African-American doppelganger Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom. The highlight of 2008, of course, was Milk, queer director Gus Van Sant's tremendous biopic of slain gay-rights activist Harvey Milk that won a well-deserved Oscar for Sean Penn and scriptwriter Dustin Lance Black, whose impassioned acceptance speeches helped to momentarily heal wounds after the backlash of California's Prop 8.

The final year of the decade brought us another batch of award-worthy contenders—with A Single Man and Precious sure to be Oscar-nominated along with Valentino: The Last Emperor as a possible Documentary Oscar nominee. There were several other notable LGBT-themed films in 2009—Outrage, Taking Woodstock, Bruno, Hannah Free and Little Ashes, among them—for queer film enthusiasts to trumpet and which give Our People much to anticipate at the movies in the decade ahead.

Film note:

Chicago Filmmakers kicks off the new year Saturday, Jan. 9, with Confessions of a Lesbian Director: Films of Chris J. Russo. The evening, which is part of the ongoing Dyke Delicious screening series, will include a program of six of the short films of Russo, many of them autobiographical in nature. Russo will appear in person. Titles include Straight Down the Aisle: Confessions of Lesbian Bridesmaids, Size 'Em Up, A Woman Reported, I Just Want To Be Alone: The Trailer, Directed By Dorothy Arzner: Scenes from the Directors Lab and 25 Random Things I Did During My Big Fat Lesbian Depression. As with other Dyke Delicious programs at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark, the evening begins with a social hour at 7 p.m. followed by the 8 p.m. screening. Visit ( or call 773-294-1447.

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Title: Re: News Coverage 2010
Post by: tizi17 on Sep 06, 2010, 03:57 AM (

they are voting for Best Gay Film again.....

Title: Re: News Coverage 2010
Post by: myprivatejack on Sep 08, 2010, 12:50 PM
I ahev already voted...guess for which movie ¡  :s)
Title: Re: News Coverage 2010
Post by: tizi17 on Sep 21, 2010, 02:01 AM
.. and the winner is....  ;)  :d:

#1 Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Rank last year: 1  
Summary: In the 1960's two Wyoming ranch hands embark on a beautiful but ultimately doomed lifelong romance. Based on the short story by E. Annie Proulx.

#2 Milk
#3 Shelter
#4 A beautiful Thing
#5 Latter Days
#6 A single Man
#7 Maurice
Title: Re: News Coverage 2010
Post by: Raisa on Sep 21, 2010, 09:04 AM
.. and the winner is....  ;)  :d:

#1 Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Rank last year: 1  

 ^f^  :clap:   ^f^   :clap:   ^f^
Title: Re: News Coverage 2010
Post by: myprivatejack on Sep 21, 2010, 10:12 AM
.. and the winner is....  ;)  :d:

#1 Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Rank last year: 1  
Summary: In the 1960's two Wyoming ranch hands embark on a beautiful but ultimately doomed lifelong romance. Based on the short story by E. Annie Proulx.

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