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  The fascinating fact about Colette, based on the real life of the celebrated French author, is that is a story of female liberation.  During the Belle Epoque period in Paris at the turn of the 20th Century in society men were openly promiscuous and wives were expected to demurely turn a blind eye, but … Continue reading

The Favourite

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  The Favourite is probably our favourite movie of 2018.  This sparkling feminist period dramedy set in England at the beginning of the 18th Century has an outrageous plot loosely based on historical figures of the time which makes for such a glorious tale of jealousy and intrigue that is a feast for one’s ears … Continue reading

The Happy Prince: Rupert Everett’s glorious account of Oscar Wilde’s last years

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  Rupert Everett is certainly no stranger in his career to Oscar Wilde having been in two film adaptations of his plays, An Ideal Husband & The Importance of Being Earnest and more recently he was in the revival of David Hare’s play The Judas Kiss.  So who better to write, direct and star in a … Continue reading

Vita & Virginia : a tale of literary lesbian love

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  It is plain to see why, on paper, Vita & Virginia was an easy choice to pick as the flagship opening movie for the 2019 British Film Institute Flare LGBT festival. It checks all the boxes. British costume drama? Literary heritage? Lesbians? Gays? Transexual narrative? Sex? Flawless period costumes? Sets like oil paintings? Check. … Continue reading

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