LGBTQ

Getting It – We talk to writer, director and actor Tom Heard about life, love and LGBTQ representation

Getting It is now available on Vimeo in the United Kingdom and Amazon Prime in the US Let’s face it, the only thing more complicated than love is the self-assembly instructions on a flat-pack piece of furniture. In fact, in both respects, we often give up, or bypass the difficult bits and hope the end result will work out just …

From the Archive: Making Montgomery Clift

Making Montgomery Clift was originally published on the 30th March 2019 On the 23rd July 1966 Montgomery Clift died of heart failure at his New York apartment aged 45. Leaving behind a legacy of world-class film and theatre that pushed the boundaries of masculinity on screen. In the years following Clift’s death, a picture was painted of a man struggling …

New Queer Visions: Right Beside You

Sometimes we all need someone to turn to, but equally, sometimes the person we need may not be someone already in our social circle. It is within the complexity of human connections, friendships and relationships that NQV’s brand new short collection Right Beside You takes inspiration. With five beautiful short films from Mexico, Brazil, France the UK and the Netherlands; …

Short List of Films for Iris Prize: Best British Shorts Unveiled

The wait is over for 15 filmmakers, as the organisers of the Iris Prize, have today announced the directors of the short films who are competing for this year’s Iris Prize Best British Short supported by Film4.  Additionally, for the first time in the festival’s history, UK audiences can join in the experience by watching all the nominated shorts for free online. …

Matthias and Maxime – Now available to stream on MUBI

Friendships change over time, especially the ones born of childhood and adolescence. Sometimes those friendships hide the true feelings of the journey from boy to man (or girl to woman). While sometimes, they hide, repressed desires that surface on the road to adult life. These are all themes that Xavier Dolan’s latest film explores with tenderness and ease. Bound together …

Quick Flicks (September) Misbehavior / Jawline / Climax / Happy as Lazzaro / Destroyer / Duplicate / Spud

September 2020 Edition Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new, without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including Misbehaviour, Jawline, Climax, Happy …

Uncle Frank – Personal freedom versus family oppression in 70s South Carolina

The coming out journey is different for every individual; their experience often wrapped in the boundaries and social ‘norms’ of family, community and society. The limits of visibility, acceptance and confidence established from a young age and sealed within early teenage experimentation. And while this process has undoubtedly become more comfortable over the past twenty years, many still find family …

The Male Gaze: Strikers and Defenders: Short Film Collection

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at NQV Media NQV Media is world-renowned for bringing us some of the best LGBTQ+ short films from around the globe in curated collections. And with their brand new release, The Male Gaze: Strikers and Defenders, the sports field take centre stage. With four superb short film’s exploring coming …

Quick Flicks – Clemency / Loveless / The Kid / First Reformed / Studio 54 / El Angel / Jongens

August 2020 Edition Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we have got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including Clemency, Loveless, The …

I Am Jonas – A beautiful and haunting exploration of love, memory, and loss

(Original title: Jonas) Hiding away in the corners of the sprawling Netflix catalogue is a hidden gem of LGBTQ cinema, ‘I Am Jonas’ written and directed by Christophe Charrier, this is a film brimming with originality, emotion and intrigue. That has Sadly fallen under the radar, since its Netflix release, despite its in house production label. Its discovery only assured …