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Downton Abbey : the best feel-good movie of the year (so far)

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  Watching the glorious movie version of Downton Abbey on the big screen is just like being welcomed back home to old (rather grand) friends who we have missed .  Of course we are not the visitors that Lord and Lady Grantham (Hugh Bonneville & Elizabeth McGovern) are expecting as they have just received a … Continue reading



Edie : It’s Never Too Late

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The unexpected success of the Hotel Marigold films  gave rise to the belief that there is an audience for films starring veteran British actresses who have been sidelined to small cameo roles. However they cannot stand alone on skills of the sublime talent in front of the camera alone, there needs to be a decent … Continue reading



AFTER 82 : The Untold Story of the AIDS Crisis in the UK

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This remarkable and well-measured documentary re-counts the tragedy of the AIDS pandemic as it spread throughout the UK.  It’s the story of how the British handled the crisis of what was initially perceived as ‘the American disease in a very characteristically British manner.   It is certainly not intended to be a comparison with how the … Continue reading



UK Channel 4 launches a new Makeover program : DRAG SOS

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  We have heard from Queerguru’s London team that the UK’s Channel 4 is planning to out-queer Netflix’s Queer Eye  boys with a brand new series of their own. Called DRAG SOS it’s a makeover series with a real difference, It consists of drag queens Cheddar Gorgeous, Anna Phylactic, Liquorice Black, Tete Bang and Lill … Continue reading



Benjamin : when two total opposites fall in love

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  ]The award-winning gay Brit comedian/TV host/writer Simon Amstell’s sophomore film is a totally charming rom-com that is based on him, and his life.  It’s the story of Benjamin (Colin Morgan) an insecure nerdy up-and-coming filmmaker who has a tendency to totally overthink everything. It’s bad enough that he does it with his latest film … Continue reading



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