A Big Bang Love, Juvenile A

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A is the tale of Ariyoshi Jun (Matsuda Ryuhei), who worked at a gay bar, is sexually violated by a customer, goes into a frenzy and kills the man. While being transported to jail, Jun meets another young male: Katzuki Shiro (Ando Masanobu) an impressive youth with curious tattoos and looks…

20 Centimetres

Fans of Hedwig and the Angry Inch rejoice because 20 Centimetres is for you! Marieta/Adolfo is a pre-op transsexual who anticipates the day when she can be relieved of what’s topping her from being a woman. While Marieta’s waking life is a misery, it is during her dreams she finds her confidence and va-va-voom as a…

Summer Storm

One mention of the film’s title and you might be in a state of confusion. Sounding almost like a beach soiree coupled with stormy weather and summer breezes, this film definitely surprises. Summer Storm isn’t really about the weather and neither can you expect it be a superficial portrayal of sun, sand, sea and in this…

Velvet Goldmine

Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine opens with a title card that reads: “Although what you are about to see is a work of fiction, it should nevertheless be played at maximum volume”. It’s a fittingly saucy, tongue-in-cheek introduction to a movie that’s proud to be loud. Haynes – the queer filmmaker who enraged the NEA (Poison), made…

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