Anchor and Hope

  For his sophomore feature film Goya Award-winning director, Carlos Marques-Marcet chose to tackle a relatively new predicament that of a gay couple who are not on the same page about having a baby together. Salsa teacher Eva (Oona Chaplin ) and her Spanish girlfriend part-time bartender Kat (Natalia Tena) seem to have a rather idyllic life living … Continue reading

And Then There Was Eve

  Savannah Bloch ‘s   feature film directing debut (which she also co-wrote with Colette Freedman) is an intriguing drama which requires us to be circumspect with our review to avoid giving away the major surprising plot twist. This is the story of Alyssa (Tania Nolan) a successful photographer who wakes up one morning to find … Continue reading

And Then We Danced : before falling in love

  Swedish/Georgian filmmaker Levan Akin’s third film a heartbreaking coming-out-story is probably the first ever LGBT drama ever made in ultra-conservative Georgia. It quite rightly won over international audiences at the Cannes Film Festival early this year  where it was nominated for a Queer Palm. This is the story of Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) a student … Continue reading

Andrew Hebden @ BFI Film Fest London reviews KAJILLIONAIRE

  While we suspect the success of Bong Joon-ho’s satirical Parasite made this odd story of a family of grifters an easier sell to its Executive Producer Brad Pitt we are glad to report that Miranda July’s Kajillionaire quickly sets its own glorious course tearing apart the nuances of sentiment rather than the notions of … Continue reading

Andrew Hebden reviews Spectrum : a queer anthology of Manchester’s Canal Street

  Social bubbles are all the rage this week with the announcement from the UK Prime Minister that lonely, single person households can now mingle with one other without risking a visit from the coronavirus popo. Spectrum, directed by Kieron Moore, Abigail Henry and Christopher Bowles is on a similar social theme. In the gay … Continue reading

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