First look at Emerald Fennell’s highly anticipated psychological thriller SALTBURN

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    Saltburn the highly anticipated sophomore feature film from actor-turned-filmmaker Emerald Fennell is due to have its World Premiere at 50th Telluride Film Festival on August 31st.  Its a psychological thriller drama film written, directed, and produced by  Fennell set in the mid-2000s.  It follows a young college student (Barry Keoghan) who becomes infatuated … Continue reading

Operation Hyacinth : a Polish queer thriller with a real kick

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  It seems like so many countries have undergone a dark period in their history when they undertook merciless witch-hunts against the LGBTQ population.  In the US it started in 1953 under Eisenhower,  and what became known as The Lavendar Scare lasted some four decades.  In that period thousands of people lost their livelihoods and … Continue reading

At The End Of Evin (all that glitters ……) an Iranian thriller reviewed by Queerguru’s Ris Fatah

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Amen, (Mehri Kazemi) is an Iranian transgender teenager, who has moved to Tehran from a small town, and is looking to transition to a woman. Amen is introduced to Naser, (the very handsome Madhi Pakdel), a wealthy man, who offers to pay for Amen’s gender reassignment surgery. He needs one simple favor in return. Since … Continue reading

SURGE : Nervous breakdown or nervous breakthrough? a review by Queerguru’s Ris Fatah

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  Set over 48 hours in London, SURGE is a raw, anxiety-filled thriller starring the brilliant Ben Whishaw.  Joseph, so compellingly played by Ben Whishaw, is an airport security guard, repeating the same simple mundane tasks at work day in and day out, slowly becoming more and more anxious and demoralized. His is a numb … Continue reading

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