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Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews “Triangle of Sadness” a funny & surreal satire at London Film Festival

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If, by some random cataclysm (or Mondays as we now call them), you only got to see the first three scenes of the satire Triangle of Sadness you would still have rarely seen a more finely observed depiction of how money and status wreak havoc in our culture. The rest of this funny and occasionally … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden @BFI London Film Fest reviews “A Room Of My Own” that makes a case for how sad moments define people

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  A Room of My Own (Directed by Ioseb ‘Soso’ Bliadze), set in Tbilisi, Georgia, during the pandemic asks one central question; do circumstances turn you into a mess, or does being a mess create your circumstances? It then artfully avoids coming down on one side or the other. Tina (Taki Mumladze, also the co-writer … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews MINI-ZLATAN AND UNCLE DARLING ‘a sugar coated Swedish rom-com’ at BFI London Film Festival

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At Queerguru we can’t just give you all steak and sizzle. Sometimes it’s our duty to ensure that you are getting a varied diet. Occasionally we need to give you a little milk and cookies. This time it’s in the form of the family-friendly Swedish rom-com Mini Zlatan and Uncle Darling, told from the perspective … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews LUKAS DHONT’s ‘wounding masterpiece’ CLOSE at BFI London Film Festival

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  On a film that loosely follows the seasons, to say that Lukas Dhont’s Close might make you weep is as inevitable as saying winter might follow autumn. The emotions are so finely evoked in this masterful coming of age drama they could have been drawn with an eyelash. 13-year-olds Leo (Eden Dambrine) and Remi … 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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