Exclusive Interview: The Pantheon of Queer Mythology creative director Enrique Agudo “VR could potentially be the first medium that is completely inclusive & intersectional from its very beginning”

Last month’s Tribeca Film Festival may not have been able to happen physically in New York City, but festival organisers found innovative ways to reach audiences virtually, including, appropriately enough, with its Virtual Reality (VR) Cinema360 immersive program which was made available to the public globally via Oculus TV. Among this year’s Cinema360 selections was... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Boys On Film 20 Heaven Can Wait

Peccadillo Pictures' hit LGBTQ short film series Boys on Film has introduced us to a wealth of emerging British and international queer talent over the past two decades. This Monday May 18th sees Peccadillo celebrate its twenieth birthday and the worldwide DVD and VOD (via Vimeo) release of Peccadillo's twenieth gay short film anthology, Boys... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: LGBTQ lockdown short Hey Google filmmaker Leon Lopez & star Saeed Farhat “these are the stories we need to remember when this is all over”

This Wednesday May 6th saw the YouTube premiere of a new LGBTQ short film from British renaissance man Leon Lopez, Hey Google, which addresses isolation and loneliness due to social distancing measures. The actor, filmmaker and musician, has directed 10 shorts, the feature Soft Lad, as well as multiple episodes of long-running British soaps Hollyoaks... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Crisis Hotline ★★1/2

Director Mark Schwab's LGBTQ thriller Crisis Hotline (now streaming on Amazon Prime) tells the story of Simon (Corey Jackson), a man new to his job at the titular location. He expected to be talking people through the worst times of their lives, but after a week on the phones, he's bored because for the most... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Socks on Fire ★★★

It’s easy to see why queer poet and filmmaker Bo McGuire’s feature debut Socks On Fire took home Tribeca’s jury award for Best Documentary Feature this week. Due to world premiere at the postponed festival, the film is at once a lyrical, inventively told, deeply personal portrait of McGuire’s Southern family, a hymn to the women who shaped... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Moffie ★★★★★

Oliver Hermanus' outstanding Moffie hits at the intersection of homophobia, immature masculinity and racist culture. Based on André Carl van der Merwe's autobiographical story about his time in the military during Apartheid, Moffie features an outstanding cast of young actors and some wonderful visuals. The film begins in 1981 as young Nicholas Van der Swart... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Vote Neil ★★★★

Honora Talbott’s surprisingly moving documentary short Vote Neil was due to have its New York premiere at this month’s Tribeca Film Festival. It is an up close and personal portrait of two US Marine vets, Neil Rafferty who is running for a seat in Alabama's House of Representatives and his fiancé (now husband) Michael Rudulph,... Continue Reading →

Oy Gay! – Film Review: 15 Years ★★

The beautiful thing about pop culture is that everyone has their opinions and everyone is right. I think Forrest Gump is the worst Best Picture Oscar winner of all time, whereas you may love its celebration of lowered standards! See? We’re both right! I say this to prepare you for my review of 15 Years,... Continue Reading →

Support the Frameline 2020 Fund

Since 1977 San Francisco's Frameline Film Festival has presented LGBTQ+ cinema to a ravenous audience each year. Ravenous? Yes, I meant it. The huge crowds packed into such iconic venues as the palatial Castro Theatre love cinema so much, they'll loudly cheer on what speaks to them. Conversely, you haven't lived until 1400 people hiss... Continue Reading →

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