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Frank J. Avella’s
Film Column

Right on the heels of Qfest—the Philadelphia LGBT Film Festival, Newfest (www.NewFest.org), the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival arrives with a host to treats. The festivities will run July 21-28...(more)

  QFest Reviews
  Mark Bessenger's Bite Marks
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Christian Martin & Darren Flaxstone’s Buffering
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Casper Andreas's Going Down in La La Land
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Fred M. Caruso’s Go Go Crazy
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Rashaad Ernesto Green's Gun Hill Road
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Benjamin Cantu's Harvest (Stadt Land Fluss)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  John Lavin’s Hollywood to Dollywood
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Jean-Claude Schlim's House of Boys
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  J.T. Tepnapa's Judas Kiss
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Michael Simon's The Love Patient
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Caytha Jentis’s The One
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Webster Forrest’s Over the Edge
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

Film Reviews

  George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Mike Leigh's Another Year
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jason Winer's Arthur
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jake Kasdan's Bad Teacher
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Richard J. Lewis's Barney's Version
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Jonathan Liebesman's Battle: Los Angeles
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Mike Mills's Beginners
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Shawn Ku's Beautiful Boy
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Richard Press’s Bill Cunningham New York
Reviewed by Arlene McKanic
  Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Ben Sombogaart's
Bride Flight
(Bruidsvlucht)

Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Paul Feig's Bridesmaids
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Joe Johnston's Captain America: The First Avenger
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Pablo Trapero's Carancho
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Robert Redford's The Conspirator
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jordan Scot's Cracks
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Sherry Horman's Desert Flower
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Giuseppe Capotondi’s The Double Hour
Reviewed by Arlene McKanic
  Chris Ordal's Earthwork
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Philip Rosenthal's Exporting Raymond
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Justin Lin's Fast Five
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  David O. Russell's The Fighter
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Daniel Alfredson's The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Daniel Alfredson's The Girl Who Played With Fire
(Flickan som lekte med elden)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Todd Phillips's The Hangover Part II
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
 

Joe Wright’s Hanna
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Denis Villeneuve's Incendies
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  James Wan's Insidious
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Tom Hooper's The King's Speech
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Tony Gatlif's Korkoro (Liberté or Freedom)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Neil Burger's Limitless
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Brad Furman's The Lincoln Lawyer
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jill Andresevic's Love, Etc.
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Crayton Robey’s Making the Boys
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Keith Bearden’s Meet Monica Velour
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Jim Kohlberg's The Music Never Stopped
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Andrew Rossi's
Page One: Inside The New York Times

Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Nick Tomnay's The Perfect Host
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Rob Marshall's
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  François Ozon's Potiche
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Benjamin Heisenberg's The Robber (Der Räuber)
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Duncan Jones's Source Code
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Richard Ayoade's Submarine
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Errol Morris's Tabloid
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Azazel Jacobs's Terri
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Kenneth Branagh's Thor
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Julie Bertucelli's The Tree
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Djo Tunda Wa Munga's Viva Riva
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Tom McCarthy’s Win Win
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  David Gordon Green's Your Highness
Reviewed by Harvey Karten

  Frank Coraci's Zookeeper
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  Open Roads Film Festival
  Sergio Castellitto’s
La Bellezza del Somaro (Love and Slaps)

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gianni Di Gregorio’s
The Salt of Life (Gianni e le donne)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Lucio Pellegrini’s
Figli Delle Stelle (Unlikely Revolutionaries)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Luca Lucini’s
The Woman of My Life (La donna della mia vita)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

DVD/BLU-RAY Reviews

  Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marc Webb’s (500) Days of Summer
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  David Michôd's Animal Kingdom
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO's Big Love: The Complete Third Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s Big Love: The Complete Fourth Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s
Bill Maher: …But I’m Not Wrong

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO's Bored to Death: The Complete First Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 


Robert Altman’s Brewster McCloud
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

 

  Pedro Almodóvar's
Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Steven Antin’s Burlesque
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Laurent Cantet’s The Class
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Dallas: The Complete Fourteenth Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Damages - Season Two
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Dark Blue: Season One
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marco Filiberti’s
David’s Birthday (Il Compleanno)
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Stephan Elliott’s Easy Virtue
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Ryan Murphy’s Eat Pray Love
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Rowan Woods' Fragments
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO Mini-Series Generation Kill
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO's Grey Gardens
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Films by Gordon Ball
Reviewed by Peter Neofotis
  Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  John Cassavetes’ Husbands
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s Into the Storm
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Nora Ephron's Julie and Julia
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Samuel Maoz’s Lebanon
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Gary Winick’s Letters to Juliet
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Nigel Cole’s Made in Dagenham
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

Rob Marshall’s Nine
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Nip/Tuck: The Sixth and Final Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  The Norman Conquests
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Sam Taylor-Wood’s Nowhere Boy
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Agatha Christie's
Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Steve Shill’s Obsessed
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Jake Cashill's Oral Fixation
Reviewed by Harvey Karten
  HBO’s The Pacific
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Alexandre Aja’s Piranha 3-D
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Marco Berger’s Plan B
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Johnathon Schaech's The Poker Club
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

David Kittredge's
Pornography A Thriller
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Rob Williams’s Role/Play
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  HBO’s Rome: The Complete Series
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 

Tom Ford’s A Single Man
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  David Fincher’s The Social Network
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Brian Koppelman & David Levien’s Solitary Man
Reviewed by Frank J. Avela
  Jack Garfein's The Strange One
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Peter Tewksbury’s Sunday in New York
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Amir Bar-Lev’s
The Tillman Story

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  James Mottern’s Trucker
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Alan Ball's True Blood
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Patrick Tatopoulos' Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  V: The Complete First Season
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Matt Tyrnauer's Valentino: The Last Emperor
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Oliver Stone’s
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Woody Allen’s Whatever Works
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Woody Allen’s
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Reviewed by FrankJ. Avella
  Tribeca Film Festival Reviews
  Steven Silver’s The Bang Bang Club
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Philip Gelatt’s The Bleeding House
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Lee Hirsch’s The Bully Project
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
 
The Vicious Brothers’ Grave Encounters
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella

  Jasmine McGlade Chazelle’s Maria My Love
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Peter Mullan’s NEDS
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
  Brady Kiernan’s Stuck Between Stations
Reviewed by Frank J. Avella
   
   

 

 



 

 


 

 

 

 



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