Stories by Dan Loughry

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More Than a Film, ‘Sound of Metal’ Is an Immersive, Transformative Experience

Darius Marder’s film Sound of Metal, starring Riz Ahmed as Ruben, a rock drummer quickly losing his hearing, is a transformative viewing experience.

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‘Uncle Frank’ Paints a Portrait of Family Life Recognizable to Many Gay Men

Alan Ball’s new film Uncle Frank exposes deep-seated Southern homophobia in much the same way 2018’s Academy Award-winning Green Book approached racism. It couches the painful realities of the title character’s existence in 1973 in a mostly funny, entertaining, and ultimately feel-good package. Some might find it reductive and insignificant.[…]

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Part-Screwball, Part-Schmaltz, ‘Happiest Season’ Puts the ‘LGBTQ’ Back in Christmas

The Clea DuVall-directed LGBTQ Christmas film Happiest Season is part screwball comedy, part coming-out drama, part Hallmark schmaltz.

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Henry Golding Is a Gay Man Seeking Closure in New Film ‘Monsoon’

In Hong Khaou’s third film Monsoon, Henry Golding is Kit, a Vietnamese-born UK citizen who returns to his home country 30 years after being smuggled out.

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