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Lupe : a heart-touching journey of discovery

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Lupe, the debut feature from filmmakers André Phillips & Charles Vuolo is a beautifully nuanced tale of self-discovery.  It’s the story of Rafael (non-binary actor Rafael Albarran) a young man who had left his native Cuba to come to NY to look for his sister who had suddenly disappeared when he was still a kid.  … Continue reading



Cock : and Randy Harrison’s star turn

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  Brit playwright Mike Bartlett’s award-winning play COCK may suggest the wrong images for those of you with minds that are too closer to the  gutter, but the drama is of a sensitive conundrum  that many gay men will be able to relate  It is the story of John who has identified as “gay” his … Continue reading



Queerguru @BFI Flare : THE DOSE a deliberately joyless movie

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Bear with us for a moment. When we tell you that Martin Kraut’s The Dose (La Dosis) is a depressing movie we might immediately lose you. It is important to add quickly that its depressing nature is its effect rather than its defect. This film is not out to affirm life but to remind you … Continue reading



Queerguru @BFI Flare : SWEETHEART

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Throw aside any expectations that Marly Morrison’s Sweetheart will be an achingly Gen Z teen zeitgeist movie and embrace the fact that it belongs to the classic British genre of sexually awkward teen meets nightmare seaside family holiday. Go with it because that is what makes its humiliating inevitability so sweet. April Jane or AJ … Continue reading



Queerguru @BFI Flare : FIREBIRD a tale of life, love and loss

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Firebird is an enormously satisfying and complete film. It tells a full tale of life, and love and loss from its beginning right up to an end that could never need or want a sequel.  Peeter Rebane‘s story of two Soviet military recruits, a pilot officer and a private, falling in love on a military base … Continue reading



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