Streamers is a movie which explores the human psyche, and in particular the consequence of repressed expression and emotion. It has a superb cast, all of whom have an ability to transform the characters they play. The dialogue is witty, profound and has the ability to question normative values without offending. Matthew Modine is at his best, and in my opinion this portrayal proves that he is a underrated actor, who should have been given a great deal more advantage within Hollywood.
Whilst I agree that this is an important commentary on homosexuality and the impact of such in one's life, it is also a story about humanity. Homosexuality is but one consideration explored within this movie. War, racism, hypocrisy, prejudice and post traumatic stress disorder are others, all of which seem to have a interlinked expression within the dialogue of the characters and the movie as a whole.
Shot entirely within a single room, the movie relies almost exclusively on the actors and their ability to communicate the unspoken. Suspicion, prejudice fester under the surface, and when one of the characters forces such to the surface, it explodes.
Profoundly well acted. Excellent writing, and a masterpiece of theatrical cinema.