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Tibilisi Pride’s March for Dignity was cancelled because of the very real threat of even more violence

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Today’s highly anticipated “March for Dignity” the  final Pride Event in Tbilisi, Georgia had to be cancelled. After ultra-nationalists had stormed and ransacked the Pride Offices there were fears of where the continued violence may lead. Once again the Georgian Government didn’t bother to hide their colors and the Interior Ministry said in a statement … Continue reading



Concrete Night

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One can only imagine when the Finnish Film Academy submitted Concrete Night as the country’s official submission for the Best Foreign Picture Oscar in 2014, that the Finnish Tourist Authorities must have had a royal fit. This deeply disturbing story is shot in a bleak unforgiving depressing public housing project in one of Helsinki’s rougher … Continue reading



Elle

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The movie opens with such a shockingly brutal rape scene that stuns one into disbelief. Even knowing that it is helmed by Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven who directed the controversial Basic Instinct, and is based on a story by Phillipe Dijan the author of Betty Blue, still doesn’t quite prepare one for the fact that … Continue reading




Bashment

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British filmmaker Ricki Beadle Blair’s movies are never ever subtle, but this one made in 2010, insists on literally screaming about the cacophony of issues he crams into a rather manic 110 minutes. It tackles homophobia, hate crimes, racism, class, poverty, prison brutality, sexual identity, redemption plus there is the white star’s hangup for not being … Continue reading



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