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From Queerguru archives : A MATTER OF SIZE a 2009 Israeli ‘coming out movie’ of a different kind

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  Herzi (Itzik Cohen) is a very likable obese man, living in a small town in Israel, who gets mad when he is thrown out of his Dieting Club by its skinny tyrannical leader who calls him a whale cos he is actually putting on weight.  To make matters worse,  he then gets fired from … Continue reading



Queerguru reviews THE BEST FAMILIES a comedy of errors by Javier Fuentes-León (Undertow)

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  Its been 12 years since Peruvian writer/director Javier Fuentes-León’s award-winning queer fantasy/romance  UNDERTOW grabbed all our attention. Not just because an LGBTQ film from his country is still a rarity but because it was such a remarkable and wonderful ghost story.  This tale of a married fisherman who struggles to reconcile his devotion to … Continue reading



The Extinction of Fireflies : a real dud of a film

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  The only way a stage drama works as a movie is when it is filmed as is, and in the theater. Or the playwright can be persuaded to rewrite/adapt it, especially for the screen for as a different medium it requires different scripts. Actor turned writer/director James Andrew Walsh did neither of these and … Continue reading



Shoplifters Of The World Unite : the night that The Smiths broke up

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  Any fan of The Smiths, probably THE best British indie rock group in the 1980s’ will recognize that this movie title as being that of one of the band’s greatest hits.  This film directed and co-written by Stephen Kijak is a celebration of how this post-punk foursome that never really had any mainstream success … Continue reading



Queerguru @BFI Flare : JUMP, DARLING ….. Cloris Leachman’s exquisite swan song

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When you reach the end of the road you are on, what can you do? There are two answers, you stop or change direction. In Cloris Leachman’s final film made prior to her death, both these alternates are explored, and the poignancy is inescapable. Leachman plays Grams, the aging grandmother grown tired, frail, and distanced … Continue reading



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