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The 2019 Muriel Awards Hall Of Fame Inductees

Pop quiz: A science fiction landmark; a beloved classic rescued from obscurity by public television; two screwball comedies directed by the same Hollywood master 15 years apart; an almost ethereally beautiful western; an apocalyptic sociopolitical parable; a disemboweled silent epic; two gorgeous and epically scaled tales both taking place where politics, social upheaval and romance converge; a nearly unparalleled humanist drama; a hugely influential surrealist fantasy/romance; and two of the greatest horror films ever made– What do all of these films share in common?

Answer: They’re all inductees into the 2019 Muriel Awards Hall of Fame.

The Muriel Awards, a group of critics and writers gathered together by Mssrs. Paul Clark and Steve Carlson some 14 years ago (I have proudly been among their number since the beginning), have been voting on the year’s best since 2006, and since 2013 our august number has been compiling inductees for our own hall of fame.
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‘End of the Century’ Review: Love Is Ephemeral in the Best Gay Film of the Year

‘End of the Century’ Review: Love Is Ephemeral in the Best Gay Film of the Year
Few films have captured the dual fleeting and enduring nature of intimate connection as poignantly as “End of the Century.” The film, an elegant three-hander that mostly revolves around two men who meet-cute on a Barcelona balcony, leaves a lingering impression on the heart. Like a great poem, “End of the Century” gives voice to a seemingly indescribable feeling, one anyone who’s ever fallen in love will recognize from deep in their soul — as if bumping into an old friend you forgot how much you liked. Written and directed by Argentinian filmmaker Lucio Castro in his feature debut, “End of the Century” is the natural descendant of lush romances like “Weekend” and “Call Me By Your Name,” and will certainly endure as one of the most evocative gay films of the decade.

Though no one speaks for the first 12 minutes of the film, the engaging opening relies solely on
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Police Story,’ Jarmusch, ‘Paris Is Burning’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

A particularly outstanding weekend for “See It Big! Action” includes Die Hard on Friday, Big Trouble in Little China and Face/Off on Saturday, and Police Story this Sunday.

A series showcasing Diana Ross runs this weekend.

A spotlight on Mexico’s queer scene is underway.

Metrograph

A Jim Jarmusch series continues.
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Lgbt film distributor Tom Abell awarded inaugural Iris Fellowship

Founder and managing director of the UK’s Peccadillo Pictures awarded last night.

Tom Abell, founder and managing director of the UK’s Peccadillo Pictures, was presented last night (April 11) with the inaugural Iris Fellowship, honouring those who have made a significant contribution to the Lgbt+ film industry.

The award is an extension of the Iris Prize, which awards £30,000 annually to the best short film shown at Cardiff’s Lgbt+ Iris Prize Film Festival, with entries selected by multiple international partner festivals, and £20,000 to the best British short. The prizes are supported annually by a £50,000 donation by the Michael Bishop Foundation.
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Video Exclusive: Tom Cullen Discusses His Directorial Debut Film ‘Pink Wall’ At SXSW 2019

Tom Cullen, a Welsh actor known for his roles in his film Weekend and his brief stint on the drama series Downton Abbey sat down with uInterview exclusively at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, this week to discuss his new independent romantic drama film Pink Wall, which he wrote and directed. The film stars Jay Duplass and Cullen’s real-life partner, […]
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‘Pink Wall’ Review: A Familiar but Affecting Riff on ‘Blue Valentine’ — SXSW

‘Pink Wall’ Review: A Familiar but Affecting Riff on ‘Blue Valentine’ — SXSW
The tragedy of Tom Cullen’s “Pink Wall” — a familiar but deeply felt achronological relationship drama in the vein of “Blue Valentine” and François Ozon’s “5 x 2” — is that neither of its central characters know they’re in a movie. The soft lighting, shifting aspect-ratios, and synth-driven music should have been a dead giveaway, but it’s easy to develop a kind of tunnel-vision when you’re in love. If only Jenna (Tatiana Maslany) or Leon (Jay Duplass) had been able to step back from themselves for a moment and see the big picture, perhaps they would have been able to avoid a lot of heartache in the long run.

Cullen, so memorable as an actor in Andrew Haigh’s “Weekend,” has crafted a directorial debut as spread out as that film was compressed. Knocking its timeline sideways for a diorama-like, Tralfamadorian look at the ups and downs of an obviously doomed love story,
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Colin Farrell boards Andrew Haigh's 'The North Water' series for See-Saw, BBC

Colin Farrell boards Andrew Haigh's 'The North Water' series for See-Saw, BBC
Four-part thriller will shoot in autumn.

Colin Farrell has joined the cast of The North Water, the upcoming four-part thriller series being made by Weekend and Lean On Pete director Andrew Haigh.

Based on the novel by Ian McGuire, the series will tell the story of a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic.

See-Saw Films is producing the project for BBC Two. Kate Ogborn is producing with executive producers Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta, with Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, Niv Fichman for Rhombus Media and Lucy Richer for the BBC.
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Melissa Villaseñor's Lady Gaga Impression on SNL Has Us Off the Deep End

Melissa Villaseñor told us something good during Weekend Update on the latest edition of Saturday Night Live. The cast member, who is known for her impeccable celebrity impressions, unveiled perhaps her best one yet: Lady Gaga singing "Shallow" from A Star Is Born.

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Kane Brown Brings Relaxed Star Power to Huntsville, Alabama Show

Kane Brown Brings Relaxed Star Power to Huntsville, Alabama Show
Much has been said about Kane Brown’s stylistic malleability and natural ease with a variety of pop modes, traits he emphasized all over 2018’s Experiment. Brown hasn’t always shown the same level of comfort performing that music in a live setting, not having had years to work out his stage moves before being thrust in front of audiences. But at the Huntsville, Alabama stop of his Live Forever Tour on Thursday, the Georgia native appeared to be relaxing into his new role as an arena headliner and eager
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Review: Kane Brown Forges His Own Path to Country Stardom on ‘Experiment’

Review: Kane Brown Forges His Own Path to Country Stardom on ‘Experiment’
Kane Brown achieved country stardom his own way — after bailing on X Factor USA’s attempt to shoehorn him into a boy band, the baritone decided to post covers of tracks by Nashville stars like George Strait and Lee Brice online, which led to him racking up numbers that no label could deny. His story, and his willingness to throw any sound into his mix, makes the tattooed, biracial Brown an ideal male country star for this moment; the definition of “country” is expanding, bringing in ideas from hip-pop and
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Hear Kane Brown’s Affectionate New Song ‘Good as You’

Hear Kane Brown’s Affectionate New Song ‘Good as You’
Kane Brown is in a relaxed, awe-inspired mood in “Good as You,” the soulful new track from the Georgia native’s upcoming second LP with RCA Nashville, Experiment.

Brown recently turned down the energy from his more uptempo country-rock to show a softer, more affectionate side on “Weekend,” and “Good as You” follows very much in the same vein. This time he trades the rootsy dobro-infused vibe for an R&B-inflected slow jam, getting up-close-and-personal to sing his wife’s praises. “It might take 100 lifetimes to do, but baby I
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‘A Star Is Born’: Drag Queens Shangela and Willam Improvised the Film’s Funniest Moment, With Bradley Cooper’s Blessing

‘A Star Is Born’: Drag Queens Shangela and Willam Improvised the Film’s Funniest Moment, With Bradley Cooper’s Blessing
The first act of “A Star Is Born” plays a bit like the gay film “Weekend,” Andrew Haigh’s intimate romance which follows two guys over the course of two days. When famed country rocker Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), fresh out of whiskey, rolls into the nearest bar for a drink, he becomes immediately enamored with Ally (Lady Gaga), whose killer pipes earned her a coveted spot on the drag show line-up. Overseen by a charismatic emcee, played by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” favorite D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, as well as a ditzy blonde queen named Emerald (Willam Belli). It’s a glittering and gay way to open a movie, and one would expect nothing less from a Lady Gaga-headlining version of this Hollywood classic.

Much has been made of Cooper’s method directing, (he reportedly wiped Lady Gaga’s make-up off during her audition), and his commitment to naturalism
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Why ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Is Still an Essential Rolling Stones Movie

Why ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Is Still an Essential Rolling Stones Movie
As fly-on-the-wall rock-doc experiences go, there are few more thrilling than the first 10 minutes of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1968 film Sympathy for the Devil.

After the opening credits silently roll, we’re immediately transported to London’s Olympic Studios in the June of 1968, where the Rolling Stones are recording what will become Beggar’s Banquet. The band is in peak Byronic-dandy form, sporting an impressive array of colorful trousers and footwear (Bill Wyman’s hot pink boots take first prize), but it quickly becomes clear that these gentlemen aren’t merely flouncing around in their finery.
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Hear Kane Brown Evoke Nineties Country in New ‘Short Skirt Weather’

Hear Kane Brown Evoke Nineties Country in New ‘Short Skirt Weather’
Kane Brown has released “Short Skirt Weather,” the latest offering from Brown’s highly anticipated second album Experiment.

The rousing, Nineties country-inspired summer anthem finds the Georgia native alternating between his rich, low baritone in the song’s verses and a more playful, pop-leaning inflection in the harmony-rich, sing-along choruses. Brown playfully praises the eye-catching looks of his girlfriend, accompanied by some lively fiddle and twanging country-rock guitars.

“She wasn’t made for drama,” the 24 year-old sings in the second verse. “But like Nascar and Daytona, yeah that girl was made for me.
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Kane Brown Details New Album ‘Experiment’

Kane Brown Details New Album ‘Experiment’
Kane Brown gets adventurous with Experiment, the upcoming follow-up to the singer-songwriter’s self-titled 2016 debut.

According to USA Today, Experiment finds Brown working once again with Dann Huff, the producer and longtime guitar hero who helped turn Brown’s self-titled release into a platinum-selling success. Due out November 9th, Experiment picks up where that album left off, building a Millennial-approved country sound out of R&B swagger, pop polish and the supercharged, amplified guitars of modern rock. “Lose It,” the album’s first single, was introduced earlier this summer, while a new track,
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Hear Kane Brown’s Laid-Back New Song ‘Weekend’

Hear Kane Brown’s Laid-Back New Song ‘Weekend’
Kane Brown gets into a laid-back state of mind with his new song “Weekend,” the second taste of an upcoming release that follows current single “Lose It.”

Brown shared the song on Wednesday, promoting it along with scenes from a new video on Twitter. Rather than the maxed-out country-rock of some of his recent releases, it leans on a limber R&B groove that actually breathes, ushered in by a sly burst of dobro and hip hop-style brass hits. He heads into the weekend with a mission for himself and
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Outfest 2018: 7 Films to See at North America’s Premier Lgbtq Film Festival

As far as gay film festivals go, Outfest takes the cake. Now in its 36th year, the Los Angeles-based festival is the country’s leading Lgtbq film festival, supporting independent queer film and filmmakers for over three decades. This year, two thirds of the program is directed by women, people of color, and/or trans filmmakers. “The reason we put on this festival is to encourage the Lgbtq community and the wider community — mainstream culture — to recognize the inherent value and infinite diversity,” said Outfest head programmer Lucy Mukerjee. “We have to continue to celebrate and showcase queer artists so they can get the same level of access and opportunity as white male directors.”

Outfest is celebrating its first year as an Academy Award-qualifying shorts festival, meaning any short that wins a grand jury prize will be eligible for an Oscar nomination. Following the examples set by Tribeca and Sundance festivals,
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UK producers New Sparta, Dignity Film Finance team on slate (exclusive)

UK producers New Sparta, Dignity Film Finance team on slate (exclusive)
Cold War thriller Neither Confirm Nor Deny first project in partnership.

New Sparta Productions, run by Christopher Simon (Miss You Already) and part of Jerome Booth’s New Sparta investment group, is teaming with Maggie Monteith’s Dignity Film Finance (Pin Cushion) on a slate of feature productions.

The deal will kick off with espionage thriller Neither Confirm Nor Deny, based on David Sharp’s novel The CIA’s Greatest Covert Operation, which the pair will co-finance and co-produce alongside Scott Free Films. David Collard (Out Of Time) has now been attached to write the film’s screenplay.

Set at
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‘Sorry Angel’ Review: Christophe Honoré’s Gay Drama is the French Variation on ‘Weekend’ — Cannes 2018

‘Sorry Angel’ Review: Christophe Honoré’s Gay Drama is the French Variation on ‘Weekend’ — Cannes 2018
Sorry Angel” is about a sad, brilliant author struggling with AIDS, but it’s not a grim death drama. The most emotional and understated work from French director Christophe Honoré is a touching tribute to the art and culture of early ‘90s France, charting creative obsessions young and old, and strikes a note that’s life-affirming and melancholic.

Set in 1993, the movie centers on Jacques, an HIV-positive novelist of some note who has reached a crossroads. He’s single, but lives with a young son in his cluttered Paris apartment, where middle-aged neighbor Arthur (Vincent Lacoste) pays frequent visits as the men reminisce about the old days. In the midst of this dynamic, Jacques meets Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), an aspiring filmmaker in his early twenties keen on escaping that parochial seaside world of Brittany for the fast-paced metropolitan pleasures of Parisian life.

In essence, he wants the same creative community that Jacques outgrew ages ago,
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Exclusive: Andrew Haigh on exploring loneliness in Lean on Pete

Out today in UK cinemas is the perfect antidote to the comic book movie juggernaut currently breaking box office records like contract-expired cast members. Lean on Pete is Andrew Haigh’s fourth feature film as director. It follows his recent sterling successes with acclaimed dramas Weekend and 45 Years and continues to share similar themes of loneliness and becoming.

We sat down with the director to talk about the threads which link his films, and though very different he explains the process for immersing himself in a story. He also covers the adaptation process and how his take on the character of Charley brought out a non-traditional coming of age story. There is a great subversion of expectations of a film like this, and Haigh talks about why this element was so crucial to how the film turned out.

Lean on Pete is released on May 4th.

Synopsis

Charley, a
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