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Film Review: ‘Dirty Wolves’

As a lengthy closing text scroll confirms, there are nuggets of historical truth in “Dirty Wolves” — in fact, one of its four scenarists, Felipe Rodriguez, made a documentary about them by the same name in 2006. Presumably the other three were responsible for burying that factual basis in a borderline-ridiculous pile of melodramatic overplotting, not least a supernatural element so underdeveloped that it provides incongruous last-act icing on an overcooked paella. This handsome but woefully cluttered thriller involving Allied subterfuge of a Nazi-controlled mine in rural 1944 Spain looks unlikely to travel far offshore, save as a niche tube and rental time-filler.

Manuela (Marian Alvarez) is a scandalously unwed mother — the “scoundrel” father skipped town long ago — living with her young daughter, her sister Candela (Manuela Velles) and their own mom (Luisa Merelas) on the outskirts of a remote village in Spain’s northwestern Galicia region. The only legitimate employment to be
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Film Review: Sexual Frustration Reigns Supreme in ‘North Sea Texas’

Chicago – Coming of age dramas are a dime a dozen in Hollywood, but few are ever brave enough to grapple with the profound transitions that occur during one’s teenage years. Young American moviegoers’ first encounter with foreign cinema is often the result of their search for honest and unflinching portraits of sexual awakening and discovery. In terms of sheer maturity, American movies are still woefully below the curve set by most countries.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

One of the best films of the last decade was Céline Sciamma’s “Tomboy,” a captivating French drama about a 10-year-old girl who dresses in boyish clothing and develops feelings for one of her female friends. The picture offered a hopeful twist on Kimberly Peirce’s “Boys Don’t Cry” by accentuating the healing that occurs when one is true to one’s own identity. Sciamma proved to be as skilled as the Dardenne Brothers in
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Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies

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Brace yourselves. This list of the Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies is probably going to generate some howls of protest thanks to a rather major upset in the rankings. Frankly, one that surprised the hell out of us here at AfterElton.

But before we get to that, an introduction. A few weeks ago we asked AfterElton readers to submit up to ten of their favorite films by write-in vote. We conducted a similar poll several years ago, but a lot has happened culturally since then, and a number of worthy movies of gay interest have been released. We wanted to see how your list of favorites had changed.

We also wanted to expand our list to 100 from the top 50 we had done previously. We figured there were finally enough quality gay films to justify the expansion. And we wanted to break out gay documentaries onto their own list (You'll find the
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Strand Releasing to distribute North Sea Texas (Noordzee Texas)

Bavo Defurne's North Sea Texas goes to Strand Releasing Strand Releasing has picked up all U.S. rights to the coming-of-age story from Wavelength Pictures, reports Variety. The film which makes its U.S. premiere in the World Cinema program of the Palm Springs Film Festival, stars Jelle Floorizoone, Eva Van Der Gucht, Luk Wijns, Thomas Coumans, Mathias Vergels and Nina Marie Kortekaas. The announcement was made today by Strand for the Belgian film which screened at the Rome Cinema Festival where it won the Alice Nella Citta 13+ Award. Adapted from the novel "This Is Everlasting" by Andre Sollie, this is the synopsis, courtesy of the Palm Springs Film Festival: A lonely gay adolescent suffers the pangs of unrequited love in this poignantly rendered coming-of-ager. The narrative unfolds in a small town on the Belgian coast in the late 1960s and 70s, where introverted dreamer Pim grows up accustomed
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Strand Releasing to distribute North Sea Texas (Noordzee Texas)

Bavo Defurne's North Sea Texas goes to Strand Releasing Strand Releasing has picked up all U.S. rights to the coming-of-age story from Wavelength Pictures, reports Variety. The film which makes its U.S. premiere in the World Cinema program of the Palm Springs Film Festival, stars Jelle Floorizoone, Eva Van Der Gucht, Luk Wijns, Thomas Coumans, Mathias Vergels and Nina Marie Kortekaas. The announcement was made today by Strand for the Belgian film which screened at the Rome Cinema Festival where it won the Alice Nella Citta 13+ Award. Adapted from the novel "This Is Everlasting" by Andre Sollie, this is the synopsis, courtesy of the Palm Springs Film Festival: A lonely gay adolescent suffers the pangs of unrequited love in this poignantly rendered coming-of-ager. The narrative unfolds in a small town on the Belgian coast in the late 1960s and 70s, where introverted dreamer Pim grows up accustomed

Strand Releasing to distribute North Sea Texas (Noordzee Texas)

Bavo Defurne's North Sea Texas goes to Strand Releasing Strand Releasing has picked up all U.S. rights to the coming-of-age story from Wavelength Pictures, reports Variety. The film which makes its U.S. premiere in the World Cinema program of the Palm Springs Film Festival, stars Jelle Floorizoone, Eva Van Der Gucht, Luk Wijns, Thomas Coumans, Mathias Vergels and Nina Marie Kortekaas. The announcement was made today by Strand for the Belgian film which screened at the Rome Cinema Festival where it won the Alice Nella Citta 13+ Award. Adapted from the novel "This Is Everlasting" by Andre Sollie, this is the synopsis, courtesy of the Palm Springs Film Festival: A lonely gay adolescent suffers the pangs of unrequited love in this poignantly rendered coming-of-ager. The narrative unfolds in a small town on the Belgian coast in the late 1960s and 70s, where introverted dreamer Pim grows up accustomed
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