Boys Life 2 (1997)

A follow-up to the 1995 anthology of gay-themed short films, BOYS 
LIFE 2 features four stories about ordinary guys in (mostly) ordi-
nary situations.  The four films are well-produced, exceptionally 
well-acted, and, when seen in the context of a summer movie season, 
serve as a bracing reminder of just how much raw storytelling can 
be accomplished in a mere fifteen minutes of screen time.  For my 
money, the standouts are Tom De Cerchio's NUNZIO'S SECOND COUSIN, 
about a gay cop's (Vincent D'Onofrio, last seen in THE WHOLE WIDE 
WORLD) clever confrontation with a gay basher (Miles Perlich, who 
looks to be Max's younger brother), and the adorable Academy-award 
winning TREVOR, directed by Peggy Rajski and starring Brett Barsky 
as a girlie boy suffering through his first adolescent crush.  The 
only obvious gripe has been heard before:  the collection is too 
short.  There's plenty of room, here, for a fifth film.  Also fea-
tured:  Nickolas Perry's MUST BE THE MUSIC and Mark Christopher's 
ALKALI, IOWA.  (Not rated/74 min.)

Grade: B+

Copyright 1997 Michael J. Legeros
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Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: May 31, 1997

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