Jon Garcia picks up the thread from his first "The Falls" movies and completes the trilogy with "The Falls: Covenant of Grace," a sweet, satisfying conclusion to an epic, and spiritually troubled, same-sex relationship. “The fact that The Falls became a trilogy at all is a surprise to even me, and even more surprising was the innate need I had to finish it,” said director Garcia. “Though I’m a little sad I’ll never work on another one of these movies, I think collectively, we found the right way to bring this story to a fitting close.”
|Release Date:||September 2016 (USA)|
|Writer:||Jon Garcia, Rodney Moore|
|Stars:||Nick Ferrucci, Benjamin Farmer, Curtis Edward Jackson|
It's no doubt possible to tell a compelling story about the post-equality lives of handsome, professionally successful gay men, looking back to their pasts in search of lost passion. But writer-director Tim Kirkman's tedious Lazy Eye isn't it... Tim Kirkman’s Lazy Eye is a quiet, contemplative film, which—though a little heavy on metaphor—artfully explores how we are the architects of our own complacency. It questions the attention paid in our daily lives and ponders whether we're truly happy.
|Release Date:||11 November 2016 (USA)|
|Genre:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Stars:||Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Aaron Costa Ganis, Michaela Watkins|
Most of the gay movie sex-scenes we see are fake. But there are a few extremely adventurous movies which have real sex. Interesting, isn’t it? These gay movies all contain real sex scenes between their actors. Some of them are extremely explicit and others more subtle. But all of them are unsimulated.
Remember, just because the SEX is real doesn’t mean it’s PORN.
Anna and Marina are in love and they have been living together for over 10 years. Stefano and Tony, a gay couple, are their best friends. Since her childhood Marina has been really close to Stefano. They are true friends: one soul in two bodies. Anna tells Marina that she would like to have a baby to strengthen their relationship. Marina reacts enthusiastically, but there is a problem: they both want to be mothers.
|Release Date:||9 June 2015 (USA)|
|Stars:||Viviana Altieri, William Angiuli, Nicola Camurri|
Sex before marriage used to be a big deal but in the age of readily available smartphone apps and sex clubs, coitus before a conversation has become an au-courant manner to meet new people — especially for younger generations. It is thus something of a surprise that there aren’t more films like Paris 5:59 (Theo & Hugo dans le meme bateau), the story of two cute guys who get to know each other and might even fall in love… after having first copulated for 20 minutes — the movie’s in real time! — in a sex dungeon.
|Release Date:||27 April 2016 (France)|
|Director:||Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau|
|Writer:||Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau|
|Stars:||Geoffrey Couët, François Nambot, Mario Fanfani|
|Synopsis:||Theo and Hugo meet each other in a sex club in Paris. After building a special connection while having sex, the meet outside the club where they realize they had unprotected sex. Since one of them is HIV positive, they go to the hospital to get checked and start the required treatment. You see the boys spend the night together and fall in love after this incident.|
The best scene of the film is definitely the opening scene, an explicit orgy in a backroom that renders the platform for the two main characters to meet, and for us to become acquainted to them
Downriver is a simple tale with added elements that try to make it thought-provoking. Like most films of its ilk and considering the strong subject matter, it does not give you all the answers, and in its strongest moments evoke gloom, guilt and repression through the moody cinematography. This is downplayed somewhat by the harsh natural lighting, but the dark intention is still there. There is sparse music that is not used very effectively throughout and a few visual effects that are not used enough.
|Release Date:||7 August 2015 (Australia)|
|Stars:||Reef Ireland, Kerry Fox, Robert Taylor|
|Synopsis:||James has served time for drowning a little boy when he was a child, although the body was never found in the river. A visit from his victim's mother upon parole sends him on a quest to find the truth. With little time and danger at every turn, James risks his freedom and his life to uncover the trail of sins that might give closure to the grieving mother.|
Sexuality plays a surprisingly large part in this narrative, another intrepid ingredient by the filmmaker in depicting some prickly content as several young men are in various relationships and graphic encounters which are played with a naturalism which will be welcomed by some, but i suspect not all audiences.