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Film: This Must Be The Place

This Must Be The Place is the tale of the quest of an ageing, Nazi-hunting goth-rocker played by Sean Penn

26th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival: Beauty

Beauty is the uncomfortable story of obsession and repression with a wider narrative dealing with the way the older conservative generation fail to gel with post-apartheid contemporary South Africa

Film: Into the Abyss: A Tale of Life, A Tale of Death

Alabama’s Thomas Arthur is due to be the twelfth person to be executed in the US this year, tomorrow. Werner Herzog’s Death Row documentary Into the Abyss—a haunting attempt to navigate the moral and ethical labyrinth of capital punishment…

26th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival: Leave it on the Floor

I was pretty much sold on Leave It on the Floor soon as soon as I read the words ‘musical’ and ‘inspired by Paris Is Burning’ in the same context. However if you’ve never seen the latter film you won’t be aware of what an awesome premise this is—so for the benefit of the uninitiated, here’s a handy guide.

26th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival: North Sea Texas

Director Bavo Defurne’s feature debut is a queer coming-of-age tale that’s light as meringue and rendered with conspicuous, melt-on-the-screen prettiness, and it’s all the more charming for it.

26th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival: Absent

Marco Berger’s Absent is a strange beast. Sixteen-year old student Martin harbours a forbidden desire for his adult gym teacher, Sebastian.

Film: The Kid With A Bike

‘A precocious, fair-haired young boy seeks a form of redemption after the loss of a father figure, in a European-helmed film’ . . . sounds a lot like the blurb for nauseating Stephen Frears schmaltz-fest Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Film: Michael

Michael is a film by Markus Schleinzer that goes on Fritzl levels of sordidness. Literally.

Film: Coriolanus

You may have noticed that Coriolanus has the word ‘anus’ in it. Ralph Fiennes has not noticed this. The very last thing Ralph Fiennes wants you to think is that he has a sense of humour, and just to prove it he’s made the stultifying dour-a-thon that is Coriolanus.

New Release: Steve McQueen’s Shame

A look at Hunger director Steve McQueen’s second feature, Shame.


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