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8 63% I Am Michael (2017) Michael is not without his weaknesses and despite declaring that he no longer identifies with being a homosexual, it does not necessary mean that he ceases relationships with the same sex.‐ Gay Essential
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10 No Score Yet Hidden Away (2015) Through tight, handheld shots, director Mikel Rueda places the viewer in an intimate position as the story unfolds with subject matter incorporating aggression, economic, racial, love and survival.‐ Gay Essential
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8 90% Nånting måste gå sönder (Something Must Break) (2015) The film title taken from a song by English band Joy Division intensely explores gender identity, sensuality and sexuality in a provocative love story. ‐ Gay Essential
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8 33% Blackbird (2015) Essentially a play and two films within a film, Blackbird from writer and director Patrik-Ian Polk cleverly combines race, sexuality, religion and small town values.‐ Gay Essential
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8 93% Mala Mala (2015) Mala Mala is a highly entertaining emotional documentary that takes the audience from the seedy nightlife, and ultimately onto the steps of the state capital in a rousing upbeat finale.‐ Gay Essential
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8 58% 4th Man Out (2016) 4th Man Out is a heartfelt coming-out comedy with genuine true-to-life awkwardness felt between lifelong friends, family and community as they support the sexual orientation of one of their own.‐ Gay Essential
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7 20% The David Dance (2016) Being different and open is a challenging endeavor in Don Scime's The David Dance, a heartfelt indie film that questions religious dogma and tackles the validity of America's objections to non-conventional family structures.‐ Gay Essential
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6 83% Fire Song (2015) The gloomy mood is wonderfully portrayed with Garnett Jones's selection of shots of the desolate plains of Northern Ontario. The colour palette of dark greys and greens reaffirms the emotional state of the main characters.‐ Gay Essential
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6 25% Burning Blue (2014) The 2013 indie film attempts to accurately document the cruel code of conduct regarding homosexual men in the military, but ends up conveying only a caricatural depiction of this far-reaching social issue. ‐ Gay Essential
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8 No Score Yet Guys Reading Poems (2016) A majestic, all-embracing account of how a vulnerable young boy learns to glibly mold his childhood suffering into art, tenderness and creative literature.‐ Gay Essential
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9 No Score Yet Jewel's Catch One (2016) Jewel's emotional journey grew into a testimony of acceptance and staunch kindness, which proved to every single person who bared witness to its evolution that a kind soul with a resolute purpose knows no boundaries.‐ Gay Essential
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8 No Score Yet Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things (2016) Covering topics ranging from language and loss of cultural identity to the Human Rights Act and family structures in Nunavut, the documentary brings a vital piece to the puzzle of replacing shame with pride.‐ Gay Essential
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8 88% bwoy (2017) Bwoy delves into deep-seated issues concerning intimacy, race, identity and trust in what seems to be a relevant cautionary tale about the tangled distortions involved in today's online dating world. ‐ Gay Essential
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8 No Score Yet Seat in Shadow (2016) Henry Coombes' Seat In Shadow explores the dark, unsettling aspects of the human psyche and is in itself a fairly memorable psychedelic experience.‐ Gay Essential
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10 No Score Yet Out of Iraq (2016) Out Of Iraq is a beautifully gripping and heartwarming account of a truly unique and inspiring love affair and its journey to becoming a protected and legalised marriage.‐ Gay Essential
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10 100% Center of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) (2016) With stunning visuals and sublimely constructed character depth, Center Of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) will immerse you in a dreamlike whirlwind of emotions, dark secrets and intricate relationships.‐ Gay Essential
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7 No Score Yet Body Electric (Corpo Elétrico) (2017) Forming a dreamlike film that flows organically and instinctively, Caetano does manage to create a truly unique ambience, overflown with serenity, love and voluptuousness. ‐ Gay Essential
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8 No Score Yet Free CeCe (2016) Free CeCe is a must-see for anyone interested in halting systemic injustice and becoming educated on the real struggles trans people distressingly still face in today's society.‐ Gay Essential
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9 91% Rift (Rökkur) (2017) Its crisp cinematography, choice of landscape and gripping performances make it a memorable addition to the cultural definitions of horror film.‐ Gay Essential
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8 89% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) Allow Jérôme Reybaud and his stunning film to take you through some of France's most breathtaking and fascinating locations, but also through a myriad of sexual flings with complete strangers that will make you question the appeal of monogamy.‐ Gay Essential
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9 96% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson offers a unique perspective on liberation for gender nonconforming individuals and is an imperative documentary for anyone looking to fully understand the origins and evolution of the LGBT movement.‐ Gay Essential
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10 97% God's Own Country (2017) Sexual liberation and societal acceptance are both put on the backburner in Francis Lee's film, as O'Connor and Secareanu's riveting performances frame the murky landscape of the countryside.‐ Gay Essential
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8 86% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson brings to life a sympathetic journey of self-discovery and young love in a forbidding, hostile environment.‐ Gay Essential
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8 88% B&B (2018) Poking fun at some of our most beloved thriller tropes, writer and director Joe Ahearne has crafted a half-satire, half-horror film brimming with suspense, humour and unforgettable plot twists. ‐ Gay Essential
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8 83% Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari (Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari) (2017) Tackling dark topics like abuse, poverty and dysfunctional love, the drama film is unapologetically blunt and does little to cover up the harsh reality of living in one of Romania's most gruesome suburbs.‐ Gay Essential
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8 94% Princess Cyd (2017) Cone's film is meek, irenic and sincere. It doesn't push a certain agenda onto the viewer, it doesn't intrude on the characters after they are introduced and it doesn't favor or side with one perspective or another.‐ Gay Essential
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7 77% Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009) A unique, abiding and eye-opening glance at the boisterous life of a legendary fashion designer who vehemently seeks pleasure only to be disappointed by its fleeting and faulty nature.‐ Gay Essential
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6 80% Unzipped (1995) What is interesting is that Unzipped displays the enchantment and prestige of the fashion world but simultaneously demystifies the artificial glam surrounding it. ‐ Gay Essential
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10 100% Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) (2018) Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) deals with heavy topics like social exclusion, suicide, loneliness, abandonment and abuse, but manages to treat each of them with the earnest attention they deserve. ‐ Gay Essential
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8 50% Postcards From London (2018) Intense, seductive and organically strung together, the motion picture discusses all about art and opportunity in a postmodern era filled with kitsch and the superfluous mores of a self-aggrandizing society.‐ Gay Essential
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8 88% Nobody's Watching (Nadie nos mira) (2017) Nobody's Watching (Nadie Nos Mira) is a quiet, sincere and didactic depiction of the shortcomings of immigration and the loss of privilege. ‐ Gay Essential
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8 No Score Yet My Own Private Hell (Inferninho) (2018) My Own Private Hell (Inferninho) is an earnest and piercing story about human connection, where art and debauchery intertwine and reality crosses over into the realm of imagination.‐ Gay Essential
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8 No Score Yet Malila: The Farewell Flower (2017) Riveting and sincere, Anucha Boonyawatana's powerful feature film bluntly, but calmly reminds us of the inescapable reality of death.‐ Gay Essential
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8 98% In Between (2018) In Between (Bar Bahar) will confuse you, entertain you, shock you with its honesty and put you face to face with your own subtle prejudice or misconceptions about life for the women of Israel.‐ Gay Essential
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8 100% Call Her Ganda (2018) Following one of the most gut-wrenching events in the history of the Filipino trans movement, Call Her Ganda is a staggering and thought-provoking documentary on the epidemic of violence against LGBTQ people.‐ Gay Essential
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8 No Score Yet Cuernavaca (2017) Skillfully employing cinematic devices that mesh well with its theme, Cuernavaca unfolds with fluidity and tact, stringing together a series of events that are interspersed with cinematic dream sequences.‐ Gay Essential
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8 No Score Yet Bitter Melon (2018) Only a brilliant and gifted director can manage to make grueling topics like domestic abuse mesh well with dry humor and dramedy.‐ Gay Essential
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10 No Score Yet Canary (Kanarie) (2018) Christiaan Olwagen's coming-of-age drama successfully rehashes an age-old LGBTQ trope and turns it around into an earnest, warm, and at times heart-wrenching masterpiece about the human condition, marginalization and the overpowering need for acceptance.‐ Gay Essential
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8 91% We the Animals (2018) Based on Justin Torres' debut novel, We The Animals is a masterpiece on human psychology and an agonizing, but bold inquiry into the lives of the neglected and abused.‐ Gay Essential
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8 No Score Yet My Life with James Dean (Ma vie avec James Dean) (2018) Putting together a sweet and spicy homage to cinema, My Life With James Dea (Ma vie avec James Dean) immerses the viewer irrevocably in the magic and power of filmmaking. ‐ Gay Essential
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7 64% Hot to Trot (2018) Hot To Trot is an essential step in the good direction, bringing awareness to the universality of art and the inborn right to self-expression.‐ Gay Essential
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8 78% Halloween (2018) The Invisible Men opens up a clear-sighted and necessary discussion on topics that have far more extensive implications than LGBT rights.‐ Gay Essential
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