Before Prop 8, Milk or Will & Grace, before the AIDS epidemic, gay pride parades or the Stonewall uprising, "The Boys in the Band" changed everything. "Making the Boys" explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. Beloved by some for breaking new ground, and condemned by others for reinforcing gay stereotypes, "The Boys in the Band" sparked heated controversy that still exists four decades later. Featuring anecdotes from the surviving cast and filmmakers, as well as perspectives by legendary figures from stage and screen, "Making the Boys" traces the behind-the-scenes drama and lasting legacy of this cultural milestone.
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Dan K (jp) wrote: The scenes with Jack White are of course the ones I take the most pleasure in watching. Jimmy Page also gives some interesting insights into his methodology. As for Edge its neither here nor there I suppose, but overall a solid rock-doc worth renting or streaming. Not quite on the level of DIG! or End of the Century in terms of owning.
Akbar L (kr) wrote: a reunion of Gerard Jugnot and Maxence Perrin (Les Choristes) that will make you smile, or maybe cry, once again...
Mark E (us) wrote: Looks like a good one :)
josh r (ag) wrote: ROOOSAAALEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Levi P (ru) wrote: very interesting movie, definitely worth seeing.
Mats V (kr) wrote: I don't think was in the right mood for this kind of movie.
Ainur E (ru) wrote: Beautiful and touching at times but not very satisfying politically or educationally. Why was Rosa feared by the authorities of Empire and Republic alike? This is not the subject of the film. I would liked to have seen the leaders of the prewar SPD defined by their actions instead of paraded around, but perhaps that already says it all. As a history nerd I delight in spotting luminaries like Jaures, Bebel and Kautsky, but without knowing the historical context a layman is lost at sea. Luxemburg's private life is highlighted but her ideological work gets only fragmentary attention. Still, I enjoyed the scenes with her prison garden, beloved cat Mimi, and her personal compassion for fellow creatures great and small.
Tatsuhito K (de) wrote: I know that director Ned Benson released the Them version recently, which I have not seen yet, but this story should be told as Him and Her like he first intended it to be. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is one of the more honest and true-to-life love stories in recent years. Unlike the majority of Hollywood films, it does not sugarcoat anything and keeps it as realistic as possible. It is a film about so many things: Love, lost, pain, grief, friendships, families, and life. It's about two flawed people connecting, falling in love, and moving on. James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain are both terrific as the young couple who is going through a tough time, and all the supporting actors give strong yet nuanced performances as well, including Bill Hader, Viola Davis, William Hurt, and Ciaran Hinds. This is a hauntingly original and poignant drama, and it is not for everyone. It will leave you with bruises and take a piece out of you. I really liked Ned Benson's writing and direction; I really admire the experimental approach to this particular storytelling, it's quite hard to pull off this type of movie and he did it brilliantly. Though it may feel too depressing for some, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a beautifully relatable portrait of love that combines humor, truth, and bitterness. I like it very much.