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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #90 on: May 31, 2010, 12:58:51 PM »
Are you going to watch it Dave? If so I would love to hear if you think it is worth tracking down later or not.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #91 on: May 31, 2010, 04:49:01 PM »
Sorry Sophie but no I won't be. Period dramas just aren't my scene, although the Beeb does have a good reputation with them.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #92 on: June 01, 2010, 12:30:51 AM »
A couple of lesbian films I know about but haven't seen just so you're aware of them if you're not already:
Mango Kiss
The Children's Hour

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #93 on: June 01, 2010, 12:41:39 AM »
Mango Kiss I hadn't heard of.
"The Children's Hour" I have already reviewed in this thread.



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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #94 on: July 03, 2010, 09:30:41 PM »


Title: All Over Me
Year: 1997
Director: Alex Sichel
Rating: FSK-12
Length: 95 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
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Stars:
Alison Folland
Tara Subkoff
Cole Hauser
Wilson Cruz
Leisha Hailey

Plot:
If you've forgotten what it's like to be fifteen, it all comes crashing back in this wonderfully edgy look at the relationship between a sensitive, vulnerable young girl named Claude (Boys Don't Cry's Alison Foland) and her beautiful, quick-witted best friend Ellen (Freeway's Tara Subkoff). Filmed on the streets of New York City, this raw and realistic account follows an adolescent girl's struggle to find friendship and love in a world where kids don't count. Crossing the line between sexuality and friendship, innocent discovery and lifelong regret, she discovers what coming of age is really about.

Awards:
Independent Spirit Awards1998NominatedBest Female LeadAlison Folland


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My Thoughts:
A very low-budget film. Overall I did enjoy it. Better than most other low-budget lesbian movies.
Leisha Hailey (Alice from The L Word) appears as the second love interest.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #95 on: July 11, 2010, 11:26:15 PM »


Title: What's Cooking?
Year: 2000
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Rating: PG
Length: 109 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.35
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Mercedes Ruehl
Joan Chen
Alfre Woodard
Julianna Margulies
Estelle Harris

Plot:
What happens when families come together for Thanksgiving? Almost anything! Sit back, relax and enjoy this "generous and charming" (The New York Times) tale of four very different families as they cook up some tasty holiday surprises: love, betrayal and even a few outrageous secrets! What's Cooking? reminds everyone of the astonishing power of love.

Awards:
Casting Society of America Awards2001NominatedBest Casting for Feature Film – IndependentCathy Henderson, Dori Zuckerman


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My Thoughts:
As family get-together drama goes, it is a good movie. These type of movies just don't seem to be my taste. I bought this one years ago for my lesbian movie collection. I had started to watch this one then, but didn't get through it. Now I finally got around to watch it completely, after I learned that it was directed by Gurinder Chadha, who also did Bend It Like Beckham and Bride & Prejudice.
This movie is about four families and their separate Thanksgiving family gatherings. These four family stories intertwine which works surprisingly good.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #96 on: July 19, 2010, 01:33:10 PM »
Tom, another one you should put on your radar for this marathon is Chloe. I watched it today and phew. I don't want to give away anything but it was totally unexpected. I'm still undecided on whether I liked it or not, I'm still trying to wrap my head around what I actually watched. But it should certainly be on the list for this marathon.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #97 on: July 19, 2010, 06:18:40 PM »
Thanks for the tip! I will keep a look out for it.



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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #98 on: October 23, 2010, 02:23:22 PM »
     The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010/United Kingdom)
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2 entertain Video (United Kingdom)
Director:James Kent
Writing:Jane English (Writer)
Length:91 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English

Stars:
Maxine Peake as Anne Lister
Anna Madeley as Mariana
Susan Lynch as Tib
Christine Bottomley as Ann Walker
Gemma Jones as Aunt Lister

Plot:
Revealing a surprising side to the world painted by Jane Austen and the Brontës, this moving drama tells of the passionate and dramatic life of Anne Lister, Britain's first modern lesbian.

"I was not born to live alone. I must have someone with me and in loving and being loved, I could be happy"

Maxine Peake delivers a remarkable and heartfelt performance as Anne Lister, an early 19th century Yorkshire landowner whose deciphered journals reveal the agonies and ectasies behind her scandalous lifestyle...

A landowning gentlewoman who defied convention, Anne Lister follows her passion in pursuing and seducing the beautiful Mariana. However just as their exhilarating, illicit affair threatens to scandalise society, Mariana chooses to marry the older but wealthy Charles Lawton.

A distraught Anne, denied the love of her soul mate, is forced to look elsewhere for the passion she craves. In her remarkable struggle to survive Anne discovers new depths that test her spirit and the fortitude of her convictions.

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My Thoughts:
An okay movie. But I didn't enjoy it as much as Fingersmith, which is set around the same time I believe. Nothing really surprising. It is about as much as I expected from the trailer.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #99 on: October 23, 2010, 06:07:00 PM »
     Les Filles du Botaniste (2006/France)
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UFA Art Home Entertainment, Universum Film (Germany)
Director:Dai Sijie
Writing:Dai Sijie (Screenwriter), Nadine Perront (Screenwriter)
Length:94 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio:German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Mandarin: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:German

Stars:
Mylene Jampanoï as Min LI
Li Xiaoran as An CHEN
Mr Lin as Mr CHEN
Wang Weidong as Dan
Nguyèn Nhur Quýnh as La directrice de l'orphelinat

Plot:
At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.

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My Thoughts:
A nice romance which is fun to watch. It's a French movie shot in Mandarin. Originally I thought this would be set in the past (19th century or so). I was pleasantly surprised that it is set in the relative present (I read that it is supposed to be set in the 80s or 90s). I enjoyed it, but the ending is stupid, though not unexpected.
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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #100 on: October 28, 2010, 12:41:09 AM »
Hey Tom, have you heard about the new film The Kids Are All Right with Julianne Moore and Annette Bening? That link is to the Empire review, but I also saw a clip tonight on Film 2010 and it looks really good. Apparently the cast are superb. Moore and Bening play lesbian partners who have two teenage kids, conceived via sperm donor. The girl is now 18 and she finds out who her biological father is (Mark Ruffalo), looks him up and brings him into the family. His mere presence causes upheaval. It's pitched as a comedy drama and seems really solid.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #101 on: October 28, 2010, 02:17:03 AM »
I've heard of that one Jon. It's getting a lot of praise but what I hear it seems that the actual lesbian community hate it,
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which is a type of stereotype they wish to get rid of.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #102 on: October 28, 2010, 10:12:00 PM »
No, I haven't heard about this movie, I think. I will take a look out for it. Thanks!



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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #103 on: October 28, 2010, 10:23:44 PM »
I've heard of that one Jon. It's getting a lot of praise but what I hear it seems that the actual lesbian community hate it,
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which is a type of stereotype they wish to get rid of.

Is it being judged on what has been heard about the plot or what has actually been seen? It all depends on the context of the story and they were saying how brilliant the characters are so it could turn out to be very intelligent and the exact opposite of what's expected.

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Re: Lesbian Movie Marathon
« Reply #104 on: October 28, 2010, 11:59:46 PM »
I haven't seen it myself. I'm just going by what I read on the website http://www.afterellen.com/ On that site some bloggers liked the film, but many others hated it. So it really is drawn down the middle within the actual lesbian community. Personally I want to see it just because Mia Wasikowska is in it and I quite like her so I will reserve my judgement.