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Queerguru’s Ris Fatah List of Best SHORTS Part 2 @BFI Flare, London’s LGBTQ Film Fest

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    Queerguru had two Contributing Editors camping out at Southbank all this week to review as many films at 39th BFI Flare London’s LGBTQ+ Film Fest as they could.  One of them, Ris Fatah. took a particular shine to all the Short Film Programs, so much so we asked him to compile a second … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews the BEST SHORT FILMS at @BFI Flare 2022

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    London’s BFI Flare 2022 queer film festival has an excellent program of international short films. Here are a few of my favorites from this year’s selection – covering Palestine, Egypt, South Korea, Libya, Pakistan, Lebanon, and India. The fact that queer film-making is spreading so globally is very encouraging.     Borekas is … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp reviews DEREK JARMAN’s first film (Sebastiane) and last film (Blue)

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Serving as bookends to his filmmaking career, these two titles offer a fascinating insight into Jarman’s themes, obsessions, and aesthetics, as well as representing the powerful trajectory of one artist’s life/work. From painter to set designer (most famously on Ken Russell’s The Devils) to filmmaker, even if he claimed to never seeing himself as one. … Continue reading



Tom Brown’s School Days  : Cynicism suspended for a term or two 

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TOM BROWN’S SCHOOL DAYS ☆☆☆ UNION THEATRE : LONDON As one old Etonian Prime Minister follows so many others in assuming leadership of the UK it is timely to see one of the classic stories that built the myth of a worthy elite pumped out by Britain’s rarified private school system.  Inspired by the book Tom … Continue reading




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