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 Posted:   Dec 12, 2011 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I just saw a couple of films that I thought "Either MontanaDave has seen these already or he has them on his Netflix queue. If not, then he should."


This one, GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN (2003),






is prime for his list because it has one blonde guy and one brunette guy in the great outdoors.





And in spite of having lotsa gee-tar music, and a scene with both of them overlooking a valley,



it's not completely Broke-back-y in that there's no decades of anguish, but I still think he'll like it. It's shot mostly on video and a modest, B-melodrama.

****

Then, this one I thought of him because it is a foreign film, which he seems to be watching a lot of, and it features semi-Brokeback-ian thematic material.




After he is dumped by his girlfriend, Bruno plans a cold, sweet vengeance. Intent on eroding the couple's relationship, he befriends her new boyfriend Pablo. Will he introduce Pablo to another woman, or go for Plan B and seduce him himself? Thus, Bruno embarks on a perilous romantic journey that calls his own sexuality into question in Argentine director Marco Berger's clever, witty and poetic feature film debut the repurposes the conventions of a Shakespeare-styled comedy.


Do you have any to add to his queue, now that cold weather has set in up there?

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2011 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Hey, looks good. I think I'll have to see them too.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2012 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I'd be surprised if M-D hasn't seen DARE (2009) yet.

It's based on a short film that was in the gay film festivals, I think, and took place partly in a pool.



The movie becomes a teen "relationship" triangle, but it doesn't abandon the gay portion of the story.


And while I was seriously puzzled by some things about it, I was surprised that it took the characters in directions most movies don't.





Does Monte-Dave even come to this board any more?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2012 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

Hello Berkeley Dave. No, I don't come to the board much anymore. I think there was some thread months ago about 'your favorite 3 1/2 seconds of score' or the like, that just made me howl. Whoever it was (don't recall) I mean, god, remember the movie '10' with that Mancini score that had a big influence utilizing Ravel's 'Bolero'? That was music that was supposed to be used for having sex, and it lasted what, 10-15 minutes or something? Then I think about someone putting a disc in of their favorite 3 1/2 seconds of music (for sex..... )
I've been around for a couple of days because I've been hindered by snow since a few days ago. Snow's nearly gone now.

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I think Montana Dave would like this one, too, since he likes foreign films.

It's called THE KEYS TO THE HOUSE, and it's about a man (Kim Rossi Stuart)



who spends some time with the teenage son (Paolo Rossi) he abandoned at birth.



Also in it is Charlotte Rampling, a mother he meets in the hospital they visit.



Unlike American films, it ends something other than the usual heroic note.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345032/

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I cannot recall the film, but the photo of the develpmentally challenged kid in the second photo sort of jogged my memory. Evidentally, I already saw it about 3 years ago (my Netflix records say I did and gave it 4 stars.) Cannot recall anything further though.
On a (sort of similar) topic of Father/Son, I'd reccommend 'Ocean Heaven'. I had a thread about it in the music section maybe a week ago or so, but no one was interested in it and it sank from view. Oh well. The kiddies and the well heeled only want to play the guessing games at 'what's new and just around the corner for release'.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2012 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Is MAGIC MIKE going onto Monte-Dave's queue?

'Cause I'm thinking it's not playing out in Elk's Knee, Montana, or wherever it is he lives. smile

But it probably SHOULD be in his queue, because I hear that Matthew McWhatisname wears a cowboy hat in it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2012 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I feel bad that Monte-Dave hasn't had a movie to please him almost as much as BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, and fit in with his enjoyment of foreign films, too. smile

So here's one that is a similar sort of storyline with two men, only it takes place in Jerusalem, in the orthodox Jewish community.



It's called EYES WIDE OPEN.



(So, of course I had to find a picture of someone in the film with their eyes open.)



I thinking this might work for him because they there's some outdoor stuff (just a little)



and they sometimes wear big hats, and smoke cigarettes just like Jack and Ennis.




 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I just saw this and Montana Dave might like it.

The evolution of a relationship between 2 men, starting from them meeting through a phone *ahem* hookup.

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I'm really looking forward to Keep the Lights on smile Looks like a solid film to watch with my boyfriend.

Also looking forward to How to Survive a Plague about the AIDS fight in the 80s.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2012 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I'm really looking forward to Keep the Lights on smile Looks like a solid film to watch with my boyfriend. ]

Keep in mind it's not a "feel-good" film. The way these people behaved was disturbing at times (and probably darned-close to reality).

But if you're also interested in documentary about the AIDS epidemic, you're probably prepared. smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2012 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I'm really looking forward to Keep the Lights on smile Looks like a solid film to watch with my boyfriend.



And when you see it, Sirus, tell me if you think the best friend "Clare" looks and sounds a lot like another actress.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2012 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I'm really looking forward to Keep the Lights on smile Looks like a solid film to watch with my boyfriend. ]

Keep in mind it's not a "feel-good" film. The way these people behaved was disturbing at times (and probably darned-close to reality).

But if you're also interested in documentary about the AIDS epidemic, you're probably prepared. smile


Yeah, of course it isn't going to be very uplifting. I want to learn the history of some of the fights that went on before my time so this is important to me. It helps me put my own struggles with relatives into perspective of how much worse things could be.

I'll certainly post reviews of these sorts of films, which generally I post in the movie review thread when I watch something.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)



I might go see this next month with my free pass that's good until 12/31, unless something really interesting in animation comes out instead.

Montana Dave should add it to his Netflix queue because it is foreign, and non-straight. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

A little late to seeing this thread but I have to say GONE, NOT FORGOTTEN was one of the worst indie gay films I've ever seen. And I've seen A LOT of them.

The indie gay film scene has gotten so terrible than I pretty much deleted most of those films off my Netflix list.

Unless it is well reviewed like BEAR CITY or WEEKEND, I skip it.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2012 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)



I might go see this next month with my free pass that's good until 12/31, unless something really interesting in animation comes out instead.

Montana Dave should add it to his Netflix queue because it is foreign, and non-straight. smile




It's in my queue, as of today's date though, no release date is set for it. The review of this film in The New York Times was very positive sounding, so that's why I included it. There is another Gay Film called 'Weekend' which absolutely everyone has gushed over, so I put it in my queue and eventually viewed it. Couldn't stand the film, I only got about half-way through and took it out. Gay films for years have been mostly dreadful, excluding most Documentaries though.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2012 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Has Montana Dave watched "C.R.A.Z.Y."? -- a very quirky French Canadian film that follows a gay kid growing up and evolving. One of my favorite films of the past few years. It's available via Netflix.

"Dare" was so utterly disappointing and dispiriting. The short subject from which it grew was funny and ironic, but not mean spirited -- with a sexual playfulness. The film, though, seems as if it were made by two guys for whom the onset of puberty meant the death of all that is good and positive about life -- bleakness abounds. Sheesh!

Is "Weekend" really terrible? It is in my instant view queue -- but I haven't called it up yet. P.S. I discovered that the instant view queue does have a limit -- I added a bunch of things and found that it won't accept more than 500.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2012 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

Has Montana Dave watched "C.R.A.Z.Y."? -- a very quirky French Canadian film that follows a gay kid growing up and evolving. One of my favorite films of the past few years. It's available via Netflix.

"Dare" was so utterly disappointing and dispiriting. The short subject from which it grew was funny and ironic, but not mean spirited -- with a sexual playfulness. The film, though, seems as if it were made by two guys for whom the onset of puberty meant the death of all that is good and positive about life -- bleakness abounds. Sheesh!

Is "Weekend" really terrible? It is in my instant view queue -- but I haven't called it up yet. P.S. I discovered that the instant view queue does have a limit -- I added a bunch of things and found that it won't accept more than 500.



John - YES, 'C.R.A.Z.Y.' is a film that (a few years after seeing it), is still memorable to me. I liked it very much! 'Dare' is one I've not heard of, but will check it out at Netflix and (along with your observations) and others at Netflix, weigh-in on weather or not to view it. I'm eagerly awaiting the documentary of 'VITTO' about Vitto Russo's life in the cinema. I think it comes out early next year, could be wrong. What I DID like recently was 'WE WERE HERE' about the very beginings of The AIDS epidemic in San Francisco (and the nation and world) and how everyday common and uncommon San Franciscans decided to deal with it as well as take care of their own when The Regan administration ignored it, and them. This was sobering, heartfelt and extremely moving.
Then there was 'PRIVATE ROMEO' which was the last gay film I saw and liked (a lot!) Regarding 'Weekend', well, it could very well just be me. I didn't like it or the characters in it. Others did so if you see it, please feel free to post here!

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2012 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)


Then there was 'PRIVATE ROMEO' which was the last gay film I saw and liked (a lot!)






I liked this a lot too. Better than many "modern" Shakespeare adaptations.
The "balcony" scene almost had me in tears.
A new way to watch an old story with great acting.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2012 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)



I might go see this next month with my free pass that's good until 12/31, unless something really interesting in animation comes out instead.

Montana Dave should add it to his Netflix queue because it is foreign, and non-straight. smile


I just saw this on Saturday, and because it has:

A Tent, and
A Scene where one guy pushes another guy up against a wall....

...I believe it is sufficiently Brokeback-ian that Montana Dave MUST see it.

 
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