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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



The Man With The Answers

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  One of three World Premieres at this year’s Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney Australia is a truly delightful feel-good road movie, The debut feature from queer Greek filmmaker Stelios Kammitsis is one of those romances you are never sure will work, but the journey is so worth it anyway. It all … Continue reading



Show Me What You Got : an enchanting ménage à trois

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  For her sophomore feature film American writer/director Svetlana Cvetko has created an enchanting ménage à trois romance that makes for compelling viewing.  Shot in black and white, it is all  very reminiscent of a French New Wave flick, except this is very much a Californian/Italian affair. The three protagonists drift together in L.A. which … Continue reading



Dashing in December : a queer Christmas Cowboy story

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  The LGBTQ community’s fascination with gay cowboys long predates Brokeback Mountain the 2005 Oscar Winning movie that made us all fall in love with Heath Ledger.  Yet some 15 years later  there is still such a shortage of them on the big and small screen so that we got positively excited just about the … Continue reading



Funny Boy : a tender queer love story set in a time of war

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  Having just reviewed Jon Garcia’s excellent drama about a relationship set and filmed in the COVID Lockdown, we are beginning to realize his title Love In Dangerous Times could have also be used by a whole multitude of other movies.  Especially ones with an LGBTQ story lIne. For example Funny Boy is a coming-of-age … Continue reading



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