Friday, December 23, 2005

Cinema Blend: Brokeback Mountain

Hints for movie reviewers: it’s hard to read a review as objective when it’s laced with “eeww, butt-sex” squeamishness. And despite the not-that-there’s-anything-wrong-with that opening, the closing paragraph’s “in my home state of Texas, we just outlawed gay marriage” is rather more revealing, no? (via Google Movies. See also the thoughtful reviews by Mick LaSalle and Roger Ebert; and a big hoorah to Advocate's skewering of the “aren’t they brave” hoopla: “I seem to have missed the volumes written about the courage of gay actors playing straight.”)