Saturday, January 20, 2018

Top 5: Gay Novels

Here are my favorite novels written through the eyes of gay men:

1. The Folding Star 
by Alan Hollinghurst

2. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli

3. Maurice
by E.M. Forster

4. Call Me By Your Name
by Andre Aciman

5. The Swimming-Pool Library
by Alan Hollinghurst

Honorable Mention: At Swim, Two Boys
by Jamie O'Neill

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Top 5: Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro is a master storyteller.  The films he directs are full of elaborate Gothic sets, shot beautifully, and compellingly haunting.  His latest film, The Shape of Water is making a splash on the award circuit (heh), so what better time to rank my favorites?

1.  Crimson Peak

2.  Pan's Labyrinth

3.  Pacific Rim

4.  The Shape of Water

5.  The Devil's Backbone