Arriving 12 years after their first film, 1999's "Straightman," director Ben Berkowitz and co-scenarist/producer Ben Redgrave's sophomore feature "Polish Bar" is a much slicker affair.
This earnest, well-acted drama reps a respectable wade into a bleak historical chapter, but can't quite avoid a sense of familiar terrain trod more memorably.
Pic focuses on a group of Hungarian Jews en route to a death camp, and their reluctant keepers, who both manage to re-awaken the humanity in each other.
New musical feels like an unironic throwback to that era's wistful-quirky off-Broadway tuners. Nonetheless it's a crowdpleaser that should be a local hit, as well as a viable future prospect for…
If heterosexual lovers of juvenile sex comedies require regular helpings of "American Pie," equal-opportunity exploitation entitles gay male auds to a steady diet of "Eating Out."
"Happy" ponders contemporary happiness via visits with folks around the globe who've chased down that bluebird.
True-crime saga can't help but intrigue, though the execution falls short of its full potential.
The third time's the charm for writer-director David Lewis, whose first two gay-themed features were earnest but undercooked dramas.
"Unhappy Birthday" should attract niche VOD sales, though less adventurous genre fans might bridle at the pic's slow pace and gay content.
Australian-produced "East Bloc Love" surveys the struggle toward gay rights in several former Soviet bloc nations.
Prolific gay writer, director, producer and sometime actor Casper Andreas shows signs of maturing talent with "Going Down in La La Land."