Stories by Dan Loughry

Editors' Picks
‘Uncle Frank’ Paints a Portrait of Family Life Recognizable to Many Gay Men

Alan Ball’s new film Uncle Frank exposes deep-seated Southern homophobia in much the same way 2018’s Academy Award-winning Green Book approached racism. It couches the painful realities of the title character’s existence in 1973 in a mostly funny, entertaining, and ultimately feel-good package. Some might find it reductive and insignificant.[…]

Read the full story
Editors' Picks
Part-Screwball, Part-Schmaltz, ‘Happiest Season’ Puts the ‘LGBTQ’ Back in Christmas

The Clea DuVall-directed LGBTQ Christmas film Happiest Season is part screwball comedy, part coming-out drama, part Hallmark schmaltz.

Read the full story
Editors' Picks
Henry Golding Is a Gay Man Seeking Closure in New Film ‘Monsoon’

In Hong Khaou’s third film Monsoon, Henry Golding is Kit, a Vietnamese-born UK citizen who returns to his home country 30 years after being smuggled out.

Read the full story
Film
‘Ammonite’ Offers a Thrilling, Superbly Acted Lesbian Love Story

Halfway through Francis Lee’s new film Ammonite, there is a scene that should be taught in every acting class from here until the end of time.

Read the full story
Quantcast