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Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews CONCERNED CITIZEN about a liberal gay couple getting a reality check moving into ‘up and coming’ district in Tel Aviv

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  Concerned Citizen (Ezrah Mudag) is an intense, award-winning, Israeli drama. Ben (Shlomi Betonov) and his partner Raz (Ariel Wolf) move into a beautiful light-filled apartment in an up-and-coming area in South Tel Aviv. The area is vibrant and multicultural but has its fair share of social issues. Ben and Raz are optimistic about their … Continue reading



Queerguru goes back Down Under to review ‘THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL’ at Queer Screen: Mardi Gras Film Festival

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  I think the point of realizing that I was laughing at all the wrong places in this misguided camp comedy  was when Hunter found his wife lifeless on their apartment and covered with blood and he still feels obliged to ask the corpse  “Are you  dead?” It seems that the photographer-turned-writer/director  James Dimitri helming … Continue reading



Queerguru’s José Mayorga reviews EISMAYER a compelling military queer love story based on real life

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  The film begins with a lament, it is winter in Central Europe, and the camera moves out from a ruined landscape to a forest, this sadly beautiful shot repeats for a while and it is interesting to wonder how it refers to the story we are about to view. Indoors at a military center, … Continue reading



Queerguru reviews Bill Nighy’s award-worthy performance in LIVING directed by Oliver Hermanus

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It is quite rare for any established ‘character actor’ to be given a starring role in films, but at aged 73 Bill Nighy finally got his chance and was rewarded with an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor.  It is not as though he has been idle up to now and his stage, TV, and … Continue reading



Queerguru reviews “Desperate Souls, Dark City And The Legend Of Midnight Cowboy”

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  Nancy Buirski’s excellent documentary “Desperate Souls, Dark City And The Legend Of Midnight Cowboy” was the perfect excuse to re-think about not just how Midnight Cowboy made such an impact on the world in general but also on me in particular.  The time was 1965 and this was British filmmaker John Schlesinger’s fifth movie … Continue reading



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