Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Julia Scotti – Funny That Way (2021)

TV talent shows have provided a springboard to stardom for many of today’s most famous acts; Harry Styles, Little Mix and Jennifer Hudson, among many others all found fame on TV talent competitions. However, whilst shows like these often discover new talents, they also offer…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Milkwater (2021)

Watching your family and friends excel in their professional and personal lives whilst seemingly stuck stationery in your own is a similarly terrifying and exhausting feeling, and it’s this specific concoction of existential dread that writer and director Morgan Ingari’s feature length debut, Milkwater hones…

Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: The Woman in the Window (2021)

There’s a fine line between inspiration and unoriginality and audiences will surely debate which side of said line Joe Wright’s The Woman in the Window finds itself on. Adapted from pseudonymous author A. J. Finn’s New York Times bestselling novel, Wright’s new film is a…

Crime, Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: Above Suspicion (2021)

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke leads director Phillip Noyce’s latest film, crime thriller Above Suspicion which is based on the true story of FBI informant Susan Smith, played by Clarke. By way of Susan’s narration we are introduced to the setting for the film,…

Features

The Queer Question Mark – Should Straight Actors Play Gay?

In a welcome change of pace, the 93rd Academy Award nominations featured some of the most diverse choices in recent Oscar history. However, the acting nominations continued to contribute to a well-established trend, namely straight performers being nominated for their portrayals of queer characters. Some…

Film Reviews, Horror

REVIEW: The Resort (2021)

New supernatural horror film from writer/director Taylor Chien, The Resort, checks in somewhere between Fantasy Island and The Shining. For her birthday, aspiring author Lex (Bianca Haase) is surprised with a trip to Hawaii from her (very generous) group of friends. The purpose of this…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Sequin in a Blue Room (2021)

First time director Samuel Van Grinsven’s debut feature Sequin in a Blue Room is a gay hook up thriller that aims to tell a queer coming of age story through the lens of a digital age of communication, largely unique to the latest generation of…

BFI Flare 2021, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Boy Meets Boy (BFI Flare 2021)

For his feature film debut, Boy Meets Boy, writer and director Daniel Sánchez López transports audiences to the streets of Berlin for a whirlwind holiday romance. After Harry (Matthew James Morrison) a doctor from Nottingham, comes to the end of a two day bender during…

BFI Flare 2021, Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Cured (BFI Flare 2021)

Whilst today the LGBTQ+ community and its allies are still fighting for a range of rights and freedoms, one that is receiving particular attention at this present moment is the campaign for a ban on conversion therapy. Similarly, during the 60s and 70s, there was…

Film Reviews, Horror, Latest

REVIEW: Dreamcatcher (2021)

It’s murder on the dance floor in new horror Dreamcatcher, which sees visual development producer Jacob Johnston making his feature length debut in both screenwriting and directing. The film’s tagline, “Get ready for a killer night out” sums up the premise of this slasher quite…