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Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden goes to pantoland to see Dick Whittington: A New Dick In Town

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Dick Whittington : A New Dick in Town    ☆☆☆☆  Above The Stag Theatre London  This Dick is just what London needed. Using an avalanche of entendres about the titular cast member the laughs come at a rapid pace in a, dare we say, full-throated ode to all the trials and tribulations of post-Covid London. … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews Terence Davies’ queer WW1 drama Benediction at London Film Festival

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  For many British people, the poetic works of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen were the only rebukes to British nationalism that they were ever taught in school. Sasson recounted not just the wounds of the Great War but also spoke with contempt of the incompetence of the generals, the jingoism of politicians, and the … Continue reading



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



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