64th BFI London Film Festival LGBTQ+ highlights

The 64th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) runs from October 7th-18th, and like many other festivals, Covid-19 restrictions mean that it's taking a different form this year. Given current circumstances the 2020 programme offers a reduced number of feature films, just 58, plus collections of short films and experimenta, but with an expanded reach across... Continue Reading →

Outfest 2020 Film Review: Cured ★★★★

Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer's riveting feature documentary Cured, which had its world premiere at Outfest last week, examines the fascinating chapter in queer history that saw gay liberation activists successfully overturn the US psychiatric profession's classification of homosexuality as a mental illness. Using archive photographs and video footage, recently discovered audio recordings, as well... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Clementine ★★★

Bereft after the end of her relationship with an older woman, Karen (Otmara Marrero) heads to her ex's vacant lakeside cabin in the woods to recuperate. Of course, she hasn't exactly been invited, so she has to break a window to climb inside, cutting her hand in the process. Before long, she meets Lana (Sydney... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Half of It ★★★★

Alice Wu’s long-awaited second feature film as writer and director, The Half of It, which launches on Netflix Friday May 1st, has deservedly just won Tribeca’s Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature. The film opens opens with an enchanting illustration by Shape & Shadow’s Hayley Morris depicting the Greek myth that humans were originally... Continue Reading →

Film Review: A Secret Love ★★★★

Following last week’s exceptional documentary Circus of Books by Rachel Mason from executive producer Ryan Murphy, Netflix continues to offer its subscribers a diverse array of LGBTQ related original content. This week alone it adds Ryan Murphy’s epic ‘what if?’ retelling of the Golden Age of Hollywood, with two episodes directed by Janet Mock; Alice... Continue Reading →

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