TV Review: Halston ★★★1/2

The five-episode limited series Halston, directed by Daniel Minahan and starring Ewan McGregor as the eponymous American fashion designer, which arrives on Netflix today, is a stylish and engaging biography based on Steven Gaines' book Simply Halston. Straight forward narratively, it does at times feel more ready-to-wear than haute couture, but nevertheless features some beautifully... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Pose season 3 ★★★★

Category is: Grand Finale Extravaganza. Pose arrives back on FX this Sunday May 2nd with a deeply emotional, hugely entertaining, and thoroughly satisfying seven-episode third and final season. Trailblazer Janet Mock, who directed the season 2 finale of the groundbreaking Peabody award-winning series, returns to direct the season three opener (along with a further two... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Shadow and Bone ★★★1/2

Based on Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone—which premieres globally on Netflix on Friday April 23rd—is a gripping epic fantasy series with immersive worldbuilding, lavish costume and production design, stunning visual effects, and an appealing ensemble cast. As the series opens we meet Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) and Mal Oretsev (Archie Renaux) who... Continue Reading →

TV Review: It’s A Sin ★★★★★

As writer Russell T. Davies' (Queer As Folk) new 1980s London set drama series It's A Sin opens we're briskly introduced to five young characters, with a skilful immediacy that's instantly involving. Small town boy, 18 year-old Ritchie (Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander), is leaving the sleepy conservative seclusion of the Isle of Wight... Continue Reading →

TV Review: The Crown season 4 ★★★★

The fourth season of the Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA-winning Netflix series The Crown, which launches globally on Sunday November 15th, spans the eleven and half years of Margaret Thatcher's time in 10 Downing Street from 1979 to 1990. Baroness Thatcher of course was no friend of the LGBTQ community. Growing up in Thatcher's Britain,... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Equal ★★★★★

Equal is an ambitious, fast-paced, dynamic, creatively told, often gripping and frequently moving four-part docu-series landing on HBO Max this LGBTQ History Month to remind us that queer history in the USA did not begin and end with the Stonewall riots in June 1969. The final episode though, Stonewall: From Rebellion to Liberation, directed by... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Away ★★★1/2

New space drama Away, which launches on Netflix today Friday September 4th, feels like a show out of time. The series focuses on mankind’s first mission to Mars, with a crew of international astronauts led by an American, Commander Emma Green (Hilary Swank). In her crew are a Russian cosmonaut and engineer Misha Popov (Mark... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Love, Victor ★★★★

Yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ protections in the workplace is reason for us to breathe a sigh of relief and celebrate. It also reminds us of the need for more mainstream LGBTQ+ representation as we continue the fight for full equality and societal acceptance. As Sam Feder’s Netflix documentary Disclosure released this Friday... Continue Reading →

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