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Queen & Slim : a black ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

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  The jump from directing Beyonce’s music videos to helming her 2 1/2 hour first feature film seemed to overwhelm Melina Matsoukas resulting in an intriguing but uneven film.  Hyped everywhere as a ‘black Bonnie & Clyde”  which was kind of a spoiler as to how this thriller would end, but saying that this, and … Continue reading



Darkroom : Drops of Death : the story of a gay serial killer

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  The veteran filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim who is also Germany’s most famous gay activist and has made over 150 short and feature films to date. His latest movie, currently playing the Film Festival  circuit,  is a thriller loosely adapted  on one of the most notorious gay serial killers whose story played out in the … Continue reading



KNIFE + HEART

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  Avant garde queer French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez sophomore feature maybe  more accessible than his debut “Les rencontres d’après minuit” (remembered mainly for footballer Eric Cantona’s impressive prosthetic organ)  but this campy gay slash horror flick is still definitely a very acquired taste. Set in 1970’s someone is killing the cast and crew of a … Continue reading



Velvet Buzzsaw

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  Velvet Buzzsaw that went straight from the Sundance Film Festival onto the Netflix is probably the campiest movie we have seen for some time. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy and packed with a A list cast that included Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Tom Sturridge and John Malkovich  it’s a  psychological sci-fi … Continue reading



Cola De Mono

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  It’s an unbearably hot Santiago Christmas Eve 1986 in those pre-tech days before cellphones were invented and  when families still had to talk to each other. However Borja (Cristóbal Rodríguez-Costabal) ‘s family don’t.  Well not very much.  He’s a precocious teenager about to turn 17 and obsessed with movies especially the stack of obscure … Continue reading



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