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Never Rarely Sometimes Always

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  In her third movie to date writer/director Eliza Hittman has shown a remarkable insight and understanding of teenage angst.  Hittman’s sophomore film was Beach Rats a LGBT coming-out story that  threw a different perspective on what is inevitably a difficult rite-of-passage for most gay youth.  It picked up several Awards including a Best Director … Continue reading



Hard-ish Bodies : a funny film by Mike Carreon

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  The wonderful TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL have joined the number of cultural institutions who are now  putting content up online …..  and in this case it’s FREE. This first short film is such a sheer delight and put a big grin on  the faces of all of the QUEERGURU TEAM self-isolating in different places. “Hard-ish … Continue reading



The Roads Not Taken: the latest film by Sally Potter

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  The British filmmaker Sally Potter’s films always attract a respectable following with arthouse audiences, but with the exception of ‘Orlando’, none of them have been commercially successful.  Several of them, like this new movie, received mixed critical reviews mainly because they are too often considered indulgent and too personal. Like Leo (Javier Bardem) the … Continue reading



Golden Age : inside The Palace where wealthy Miamians go to retire

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  Why two young Swiss filmmakers should chose to make their debut documentary on a retirement home for very wealthy seniors in Florida’s Coral Gables, totally escapes me. But this is what they did, and in their intriguing profile they set out to prove that all that glitters is gold one way or another. Aptly … Continue reading



Hope Gap : when his parents marriage ends Jaime is expected to fix things

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  Hope Gap is based on the real story of the childhood of writer/director William Nicholson . He had first written it in the form of a play The Retreat from Moscow which went on to win 3 Tony Award Nominations on Broadway. The latter seems very surprising watching the movie adaptation which is now … Continue reading



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