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The Son : a touching story on the plight of queer Syrians that the Arab world wants Banned

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  One of the perks/joys of being a Movie Critic * is that we can  easily get to see anything that is already being hyped as controversial or troublesome. In this case it is a particular episode of  the brand new LITTLE AMERICA TV series that an alarmed queer media is protesting has been banned … Continue reading



Sunset : It’s never easy to say goodbye

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Made in 2017 this gay short story is about a reluctant parting between a soldier about to head off to War (WW2) and his drag-queen lover who had been rejected for military service on the grounds that he was a ‘sexual psychopath’.  The couple had just made love and Peter (NIccolo Walsh)  was trying to … Continue reading



Garden of the Stars : a lyrical tale about an enchanting final resting place

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  Garden of the Stars is a beautiful lyrical film and is the story of the old St. Matthäus churchyard in Berlin-Schöneberg..  Well, more importantly it is  the story of one rather extraordinary man who has made the place his home since he opened his Cemetary Cafe in 2006. Bernd Boßmann is a psychiatric nurse … Continue reading



Cunningham : a celebration of a genius’s work

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In the opening scenes  of Moscow-born filmmaker Alla Kovgan ‘s debut film Cunningham, we hear the man himself slightly piqued as he insists to a radio interview he is neither a avant-garde or a modern dance choreographer  He is, he states firmly, just a dancer. It’s not a question of modesty but more a frustration … Continue reading



Lovers and Fighters : a brilliant collection of shorts : sexual surprises, gender fluidity and some serious flip flopping

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  Mark your calendar, tag the location, Wednesday 15th Jan 2020 at Regent St Cinema Queerguru got so queer that we briefly looped back round to straight and then just kept going because we were having so much fun. The cause of this head spinning roller coaster ride was Fringe! Lovers & Fighters, a brilliantly boggling … Continue reading



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