Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Little White Lies - the Carol issue
I am very impressed with a new (to me) British movie magazine LITTLE WHITE LIES, it comes out every other month and is well produced and designed with lots of interesting graphics and features. Their CAROL issue came out last November and has features on the move: director Todd Hayes, stars Blanchett and Mara, and in fact its a very gay-themed issue, with even a list of '100 Great Queer Films' including lots of favourites, its alphabetical so THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA is number one, ALL ABOUT EVE nr 2!, BEN HUR nr 7!.The Hockney A BIGGER SPLASH, BROKEBACK and CABARET are also here and I am pleased to see Techine's WILD REEDS included, plus THE CHILDREN'S HOUR (1961), Visconti's THE DAMNED (1969). THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) - wide definitions here of what constitutes 'queer'.
Not included though are particular favourites like DONA HERLINDA AND HER SON (1985), or the more recent CLOUDBURST or LOVE IS STRANGE, PRESQUE RIEN, THE LINE OF BEAUTY or others reviewed at 'gay interest' label.
Its a magazine to look out for though, good reviews too.