Queerguru @ BFI Flare : I AM SAMUEL

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  Religion, homophobia, and a lack of resources loom over a touching account of one man reconciling his love for another man with the expectations of his family. The brave participants of this documentary avoid melodrama, histrionics and self pity. It’s a show and tell story that gives its subjects the decency of realism.  Living … Continue reading

Queerguru @ London Film Festival : Andrew Hebden reviews the excellent FLEE

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It’s the (second) most wonderful time of the year. The 2021 London Film Festival is about to heap a feast of brand-new meaty morsels on us and Queerguru is ready to slice it, dice it, and serve it up fresh. There was no better or more challenging way to plunge into this year’s programming than … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews Terence Davies’ queer WW1 drama Benediction at London Film Festival

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  For many British people, the poetic works of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen were the only rebukes to British nationalism that they were ever taught in school. Sasson recounted not just the wounds of the Great War but also spoke with contempt of the incompetence of the generals, the jingoism of politicians, and the … Continue reading

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