Monthly Archives: March 2019

Nevrland (Review)

Gregor Schmidinger’s debut feature provides a us with a complex and intoxicating mix of themes. Ranging from modern masculinity to mental health and sexuality. While, taking us on a journey into adulthood unlike anything else within the LGBTQ genre. In effect combining stark visual imagery with exceptional sound design in a film that wraps you in the void between reality …

Men of Hard Skin

‘Hombres de piel dura’  With ‘Men of Hard Skin’ Argentinean director Jose Celestino Campusano brings us a coming of age tale. Wrapped in the dark and foreboding themes of abuse, church and community acceptance. The films drama based in rural Argentina while its themes encompass a much wider world of church orchestrated abuse. Ariel (Wall Javier) lives and works on …

Us

They are us in this smart horror that plays with economic divides in modern society, whilst offering enough shocks and twists to keep die hard horror fans engaged. Jordan Peele’s debut picture Get Out provided audiences with a brilliantly constructed horror, interwoven with messages on race, slavery and the Afro-America experience. For many directors this would have been hard to …

Last Ferry

Queer thriller and horror is underserved in filmmaking, often only covered in low budget, low quality porn/horror films. Last Ferry therefore starts from a promising premise; a thriller first and foremost, that happens to have gay characters. Echoing Stranger by the Lake, Rear Window and What Lies Beneath, there is much to praise in the original vision. Joseph is a …

Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

Quick Read Review Tomer Heymann is one the brightest documentary filmmakers currently in the industry. Eight years in the making Heymann’s new film ‘Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life‘, explores the life of porn superstar Jonathan Agassi. Delivering a nuanced commentary on the porn industry, family and the personal demons of man living through a created persona. From the outset Heymann’s …

Girl (Review)

Inspired by the real life story of dancer Nora Monsecour. Lucas Dhont brings us a beautiful coming of age debut feature with ‘Girl’. Exploring the emotional and physical complexity of transitioning gender for young people. Lara (Victor Polster) lives with her father and little brother in a small apartment in Antwerp. While also enrolled at the Royal Ballet School, where …

Vita and Virginia

Based on the relationship between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. In the years prior to Woolf’s acclaimed and controversial publication of Orlando. This is a film that should have offered a rich tapestry of literature and female sexuality in 20s Britain. However, Vita and Virginia fails to fly. Offering a film that plays to 1920’s cliches, with a script and …