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Like Sir Elton, the Material Girl is a showgirl at heart, and no less familiar with rapid outfit changes. Her latest look involves an eye patch, a black veil, and a Sergeant Pepper jacket. On Madame X, she declares “I will be gay” if gay people are “burned” before identifying with other victims of discrimination: Muslims, Africans, women, and the poor.

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Short reviews of State of Pride, Vita and Virginia, Making Montgomery Clift, Adam, An Almost Ordinary Summer, and End of the Century.

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Upon arriving in Italy from their enchanted island, Prospero forcibly separates Miranda from Ferdinand and takes her to their family palace in gloomy Milan. Miranda is locked in her chambers like a prisoner with few visitors except for a grim governess and Dorothea. Luckily, …

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This documentary (Leaving Neverland) is tragic, riveting, and flawed. New challenges to its accounts have come out more recently, as construction documents reveal that a structure on Jackson’s property where [James] Safechuck claims to have been abused in 1992 was only built in 1994.

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The Favourite has many strong suits, the most impressive of which is its ability to cultivate our emotional investment in a group of characters whose motives are largely veiled. The only fully transparent character is Abigail, who declares: “I am on my side. Always.”

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Bohemian Rhapsody is essentially a biopic about Queen’s lead singer Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1991. In the starring role, Rami Malek (the Emmy-winning star of Mr. Robot) struts about onstage in ballet tights and presents himself, in more ways than one, as the whole package.

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THIS YEAR I’ve reviewed half a dozen of the ten or so films that I saw in June at the Provincetown International Film Festival—not officially an LGBT filmfest, but hey, it’s P’town.…More

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The Gospel According to André Directed by Kate Novak Magnolia Pictures THIS YEAR promises a bumper crop of film documentaries. Already released are films on Grace Jones, Ruth…More

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Disobedience Directed by Sebastián Lelio DISOBEDIENCE is a gripping drama based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman. The film is directed by Chilean…More

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Love, Simon Directed by Greg Berlanti 20th Century Fox TO UNDERSTAND the appeal of the sweet but spineless film, you first have to understand the mindset of the…More

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