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Dream House : a story of hope

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Gay, middle-aged, unemployed and living with his overbearing mother in a dilapidated house badly in need of repair, its no wonder Mark (Ryan Farley) is suicidal.   He spends his days pottering around the house being nagged by his mother ( Carol Lambert) into doing odd-jobs. At night he spends his time fixing the projector so … Continue reading



The Lawyer: a queer romance with a powerful message

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Lithuanian queer filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas has skillfully woven together an unusual queer romance that also packs a powerful message about the plight of LGBTQ Syrian refugees stranded in Europe, and at the same gives such a positivity to the film’s queerness.  It’s not only all very impressive,  but throughly entertaining too. Its the story of … Continue reading



My Fiona: Suicide brings more questions than answers 

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  Is there ever a good time to sit down and watch a movie whose description begins with the words “Following the death of her best friend…”? Turns out there is. For us it was on a beautiful, blue sky Saturday morning in an empty London after a few weeks of self-distancing. We were really … 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



Moffie : Soldier stripped bare 

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  At one point in this movie the lead character, Nicholas Van der Swar (Kai Luke Brummer) is warned “Try to stay invisible” but there is nowhere to hide as director Oliver Hermanus slowly and powerfully strips individuality and intimacy away from him. Conscripted at sixteen into the white supremacist army defending the apartheid of … Continue reading



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