Tag Archive: Gay men


Haiku Review: Philomena (2013)

PhilomenaStarring: Judi Dench & Steve Coogan
Written by Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope
Directed by Stephen Frears

Based on the true story of Philomena Lee, an older Irish woman who went in search of the son whom she was forced to give up for adoption nearly 50 years prior.


Judi Dench battles
evil nuns – what more could you
want from a movie?

Grade: B


C2013
By Daniel J. Hoag
Philomena is playing now in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2431286/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Dallas Buyers ClubStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O’Hare & Steve Zahn
Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, who, in the 80s and early 90s, set up a distribution ring of experimental and non-FDA-approved medication for desperate and neglected AIDS patients after discovering that he had contracted the disease – and that conventional American treatments were corrupted by poor bureaucracy.


McConaughey is
finally the actor we
all thought he would be.

Grade: A-


c2013
By Daniel J. Hoag
Dallas Buyers Club is playing now in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790636/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

how to surviveFeaturing: Mark Harrington, Larry Kramer, Bob Rafsky & Peter Staley
Written by David France, Todd Woody Richman & Tyler H. Walk
Directed by David France

A chronicle of the AIDS epidemic in the 80s and 90s and the activists who fought relentlessly for government action.


When the world wants to
ignore you, stand up, fight back,
make those assholes care.

Grade: A-


c2013
By Daniel J. Hoag
How to Survive a Plague is playing now in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2124803/

(Blu) Haiku Review: Beginners (2011)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent & Goran Visnjic
Written and directed by Mike Mills

A man grieving from the death of his father–who had recently come out of the closet at age 75–finds solace with a beautiful woman.


Simply beautiful
Joy, sorrow and love abound
Grab a Kleenex box

Grade: A


c2011
By Daniel J. Hoag
Beginners is available on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/15/11.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1532503/

Haiku Review: J. Edgar (2011)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench & Armie Hammer
Written by Dustin Lance Black
Directed by Clint Eastwood

The story of one of the most powerful and controversial figures of the 20th century, J. Edgar Hoover, a visionary in law enforcement and criminology, and a man who spent so much of his life compiling the secrets of others that his own secrets almost destroyed him.


Hoover would have dug
a helluva lot deeper
than these bullet points.

Grade: B-


c2011
By Daniel J. Hoag
J. Edgar is now showing in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1616195/