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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



Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews award-winning absurdist comedy EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE AT ONCE

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  Everything Everywhere All at Once is an absurdist, multi-award-winning, science-fiction comedy-drama from writer/directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (known collectively as The Daniels). Michelle Yeoh plays middle-aged Chinese-American immigrant Evelyn who has a busy but drab life with her slightly useless husband, Waymond (Ke Huy Quan), running the family’s laundrette in Simi Valley, CA. Her … Continue reading



Queerguru reviews GATEWAYS GRIND the compelling story of the legendary Lesbian Club

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  Last year actress/singer and self-styled Daddy Dyke  Lea Delaria was the executive project of The Lesbian Project   It specifically highlights the fact that there are just 21 Lesbian Bars left in the whole of the USA.  However De Laria insists that this is not a ‘sob story’, but for those of us unaware of how … Continue reading



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