Brokeback Mountain

The first mainstream "Gay" Western tells one of the most powerful love stories in modern cinema. It is of course much more than just a gay western, in that it taps into themes that are universal - love, prejudice, honor and regret.

When this film was first announced their was a certain expected furore amongst the usual bigoted ranks, which made you wonder whether this film would be allowed to flourish and become successful. Well the film certainly pulled it off with an impressive intensity, and was quite rightly instantly rewarded with both critical and public acclaim.

Fair to say though those going to see the film expecting a western would have been sorely disappointed - the acting was far too good for a western.