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SURGE : Nervous breakdown or nervous breakthrough? a review by Queerguru’s Ris Fatah

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  Set over 48 hours in London, SURGE is a raw, anxiety-filled thriller starring the brilliant Ben Whishaw.  Joseph, so compellingly played by Ben Whishaw, is an airport security guard, repeating the same simple mundane tasks at work day in and day out, slowly becoming more and more anxious and demoralized. His is a numb … Continue reading



Maisie : Britain’s Oldest Performing Drag Artiste

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  Brit filmmaker Lee Cooper’s debut feature documentary is an unbridled ode to one of Britain’s lesser-known camp legends: (that’s unless you are an English gay man of a certain age).  David Raven aka Maisie Trollette is the oldest drag queen still performing in the UK …..(but don’t call her that she much prefers drag … Continue reading



Queerguru @ London Film Festival : Andrew Hebden reviews the excellent FLEE

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It’s the (second) most wonderful time of the year. The 2021 London Film Festival is about to heap a feast of brand-new meaty morsels on us and Queerguru is ready to slice it, dice it, and serve it up fresh. There was no better or more challenging way to plunge into this year’s programming than … Continue reading



Marry Me However : when closeted religious Jews try to play ‘straight’

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  The sheer joy (if joy is the correct description) of excellent queer documentaries like “Marry Me However” is that it helps bring a greater understanding how of the struggles of accepting one’s sexuality in some parts of the world causes such unimaginable problems.  In this case Israeli director  (Rabbi) Mordechai Vardi’s intriguing film outlines … Continue reading



Queerguru’s MUST SEE FILMS @Atlanta’s OUT ON FILM Fest

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  We’re heading Down South to Atlanta, Georgia this week for OUT ON FILM one of fav. queer film festivals. What started as a five-day festival back in 1987 has grown into an eleven-day celebration of LGBTQ stories and artists including narrative features, documentaries, short films, and premieres.  This year a total of 130 films … Continue reading



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