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British filmmaker Ricki Beadle Blair’s movies are never ever subtle, but this one made in 2010, insists on literally screaming about the cacophony of issues he crams into a rather manic 110 minutes. It tackles homophobia, hate crimes, racism, class, poverty, prison brutality, sexual identity, redemption plus there is the white star’s hangup for not being … Continue reading

Concrete Night

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One can only imagine when the Finnish Film Academy submitted Concrete Night as the country’s official submission for the Best Foreign Picture Oscar in 2014, that the Finnish Tourist Authorities must have had a royal fit. This deeply disturbing story is shot in a bleak unforgiving depressing public housing project in one of Helsinki’s rougher … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews BENEDETTA : violence, sex, love and madness : not a typical Nuns story!

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  Benedetta is the latest masterpiece from acclaimed movie director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Elle). Set in plague-ridden Renaissance Italy during the 17th Century, Benedetta is based on the true-life story of a lesbian nun, first captured in Judith Brown’s 1986 biography of Sister Benedetta Carlini. Starring Virginia Efira as Benedetta, Charlotte … Continue reading

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