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Jane Campion’s controversial The Power of the Dog at London Film Festival reviewed by Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden

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Let’s address the controversy first. The choice of Benedict Cumberbatch to play the lead gay role in Jane Campion’s deceptively submerged The Power of the Dog led to further angst about whether it is OK to cast straight actors in gay roles. Let’s just say that Queerguru believes in equal opportunity but until we get … Continue reading



Last Night in Soho at the London Film Festival : reviewed by Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden

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  “London is a lot” is repeated several times in Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho. And if London is a lot, then the distilled essence of London’s fashion and party scene in Soho is a lot more. And then there is Wright’s imaginatively fertile fairy tale gothic horror movie centred in Soho and the … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden at London Fllm Festival raves about THE SOUVENIR PART II

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Joanna Hogg has done a very clever thing. And thankfully for her audience, she has made a superbly vivid and observant film that is so much more than merely clever. The excellent original The Souvenir gave no indication that it needed or even could have a sequel. Yet here is its symmetrical compliment. For those … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews SPENCER ‘a fable from a true tragedy’ at London Film Festival

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It’s 7.30 am and a line stretching three blocks is already forming for Spencer, directed by Pablo Larrain, one of the movies with buzz at this year’s London Film Festival. Starring Kristen Stewart it is a “fable from a true tragedy” that captures the life of Princess Diana over a three-day period. Just as it … Continue reading



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