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Goodbye Seventies : the latest film from Todd Verow

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  There is an uneasy space in cinema where homages to bad 70s movies sit. The cliches of stilted dialogue, dodgy camera angles, arthouse pretentiousness and grainy visuals can hardly be celebrated without employing them. And doing so feels like double dipping back into a garbage can we were all glad to empty. Todd Verow … Continue reading



Forgotten Roads : a brilliant new queer Chilean drama

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  Despite all the problems in the world, 2020 has seen a remarkable crop of such excellent queer debut feature films from first time directors/writers.   Forgotten Roads from Chilean filmmaker Nicol Ruiz Benavides is right up there amongst them. Kudos for both his script and his visual interpretation but especially for the sublimely nuanced  performance … Continue reading



Rialto : an exploration of masculinity

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    Rialto, the sophomore feature film  from Scottish filmmaker Philip Mackie Burns was written by queer Irish playwright Mark O’Halloran who adapted from his own award-winning stage play ‘Trade’. Incidentally O’Halloran also wrote the script of the stunning film Viva which in 2015 was Ireland’s Official Submission for Best Foreign Film at the Academy … Continue reading



Cicada: a tale of overcoming trauma to finding happiness

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  We are not certain of how much of Matt Fifer is in his debut feature film Cicada which he wrote, co-directed and starred in , but it has such a solid ring of authenticity that it must be based on his life story. Fifer plays  twenty-something- year-old Ben who has just broken up with … Continue reading



Dramarama: when it’s time to give up playacting and get on with real life

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  Queer writer/director Jonathan Wysocki’s debut feature film is based on his own high school days  where a bunch of geeky best friends prefer to play dress up drama then actually deal with the reality of their own lives  It all takes place in Escondido California back in 1994 and as the summer has ended … Continue reading



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