Friday, May 11, 2007
Longtime Companion (American Playhouse/The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1990)
Bruce Davison, Dermot Mulroney, Mary Louise Parker, and Campbell Scott all starred in this, the first major film to tackle AIDS and its impact on the gay community. Davison was Oscar-nommed for Best Supporting Actor, and award he won at the Golden Globes, the Indie Spirits, and the Nat'l Society of Film Critics. (This also won the Audience Award at the US Film Festival, by the way, which you now know as Sundance.) This still holds up, thanks to its very good Craig Lucas screenplay, and most of all the superb acting on view, from both the names you know and those you likely don't. One of the definitive gay movies, Longtime Companion is a film that everyone - but especially every gay man - should know, and own. It tears (read that both ways) me up every time.
Barbra Streisand - Live in Concert 2006 (Columbia 2007)
Gayest. Album. Ever.
Seriously, this makes Scissor Sisters seem like Metallica or something.
By the way, it's superb. (gush)Her voice is perfection, and she's singing nothing but, by and large, classics. Oh!(/gush)
Thursday, May 03, 2007
The only good lawyer...
...ain't this one, suffice it to say. In case you need another reason to hate lawyers, here it is.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I can't ever seem to write film reviews for this blog (Grindhouse = pure sugar rush), or talk about great meals I've eaten (The Hungry Cat is a seriously good seafood joint), or even finish my piece on why Beyoncé's new edition of B'Day is a very good thing ("Upgrade U," indeed), but give me the 999 Borats Project and I'm all over it. That link's the story, this one's the flickr group, and 999Borats.com is the website. Borat forever!
(Painting by Oli Goldsmith.)