Wilson Cruz Recalls His Groundbreaking Gay Role on ‘My So-Called Life’: ‘It Was Life-Altering’

At Wednesday night’s Paley Honors, which paid tribute to Lgbtq achievements in television, attendees never lost sight of those who first paved the way – both on screen and off. CNN’s Don Lemon opened ...

Ace Eddie Awards: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ & ‘The Favourite’ Take Top Film Prizes – Winners List

Ace Eddie Awards: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ & ‘The Favourite’ Take Top Film Prizes – Winners List Two films about Brits of very different eras took the marquee trophies at the Ace Eddie Awards tonight as Bohemian Rhapsody and The Favourite took home the respective marquee prizes for Best Edited ...

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sound Mixer Gregg Rudloff Dies at 63

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sound Mixer Gregg Rudloff Dies at 63 Gregg Rudloff, who won Academy Awards for sound mixing “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Matrix,” and “Glory” and was nominated four other times, died in Los Angeles on Jan. 6. He was 63. A representative ...

Hollywood Flashback: 'Philadelphia' Tackled the AIDS Taboo 25 Years Ago

Hollywood Flashback: 'Philadelphia' Tackled the AIDS Taboo 25 Years Ago Director Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia had some major forces going both for and against it a quarter-century ago. On the downside, the TriStar production was about a gay man with HIV/AIDS. On the plus ...

Buddies, Bound and First Reformed: Jim Hemphill’s Weekend Blu-ray Recommendations

One year before the release of Parting Glances and four before Longtime Companion, Arthur Bressan Jr. wrote, produced, directed and edited Buddies (1985), one of the first narrative feature films to ...

Buddies, Bound and First Reformed: Jim Hemphill’s Weekend Blu-ray Recommendations

One year before the release of Parting Glances and four before Longtime Companion, Arthur Bressan Jr. wrote, produced, directed and edited Buddies (1985), one of the first narrative feature films to ...

Film Review: ‘1985’

Film Review: ‘1985’ Gay fests are currently showing a restoration of the late Arthur J. Bressan Jr.’s “Buddies,” a microbudgeted drama that arrived in 1985 as the first-ever narrative feature about the AIDS crisis, one ...

10 Shows That Changed Critics’ Perceptions of the World — IndieWire Survey

10 Shows That Changed Critics’ Perceptions of the World — IndieWire Survey Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the ...

Links: Adele, Oscar, Regina, Rooney, JLaw and Wtf Missy

Film Comment Nick Davis interviews Todd Haynes on movies that inspired something in his movies Interview Mag talks to Regina King about her big year, an Emmy win and The Leftovers Kenneth in the ...

Gena Rowlands At "A Woman Under The Influence" Screening, L.A. May 28

A Woman Under The Influence 40th Anniversary Screening In Los Angeles By Todd Garbarini Probably the best known film of the late film director John Cassavetes’ career, A Woman Under the Influence ...

Briefs: “The Walking Dead” Devours Sochi, Michael Sam Updates, And Nick Zano Gives Us “One Big Happy”

Adam Lambert at the Family Equality Council’s Annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner. A taste of what to expect from this week’s Hump Day. Birthday shoutouts go to Laura Dern, who is 47, Elizabeth Banks is ...

In Bloom | Review

An Early Frost: Ekvtimishvili & Grob’s Debut a Memoir in Neorealism The Georgian entry for 2014’s Best Foreign Language Film, In Bloom is the directorial debut of Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Grob, ...

TheBacklot 40: Influential Gay Men in Television

Here at TheBacklot.com we spend a lot of time celebrating gay and bi men in the spotlight: actors, singers, dancers, sportsmen, and personalities are splashed across our pages like so much red paint ...

Whitney Houston, Jennie Rivera and more of 2012's Gone but Not Forgotten

As a new year dawns, a tribute to those we've lost in the year now ending is merited ... and in 2012, those sad milestones have encompassed some of the most popular personalities in television ...

Ben Gazzara obituary

Forceful actor who built a 60-year career in the Us and Europe Few screen debuts have equalled the searing malevolence of Ben Gazzara's Iago-inspired Jocko De Paris in The Strange One (1957). The ...

Ben Gazzara, 1930 - 2012

"A New York native of Sicilian heritage, Ben Gazzara was a strongly masculine, subtly menacing screen presence with a gravelly voice that one writer described as 'saloon-cured' and another said could ...

Remember Me: Ben Gazzara

Ben Gazzara died on February 3 of pancreatic cancer. An alumnus of the famed Actors’ Studio, he had a long career on stage, TV, and film. Not just long, but accomplished. On Broadway, he was the ...

Ben Gazzara obituary

Prolific actor who built a 60-year career in the Us and Europe Few screen debuts have equalled the searing malevolence of Ben Gazzara's Iago-inspired Jocko De Paris in The Strange One (1957). The ...

R.I.P. Ben Gazzara (1930 - 2012)

Ben Gazzara, the veteran actor of the stage and screen, has passed away on Friday at the age of 81 after battling pancreatic cancer. Born in New York City in 1930, Gazzara studied acting at the ...

Ben Gazzara dies aged 81

Emmy-winning stage, film and television actor was known for intense countenance that won him tough-guy roles • Ben Gazzara obituary The actor Ben Gazzara, known for his brooding tough-guy presence ...

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