LGBTQ+

Under My Skin – A fresh and heartfelt exploration of non-binary gender identity

Under My Skin is currently awaiting a nationwide release date, and this post will be updated when one becomes available. With its world premiere at this years Raindance, Australian writer-director David O’Donnell’s Under My Skin is a fresh, delicate yet captivating exploration of gender. In a movie that joyously unpicks and rewrites the classic romantic drama. Reflecting a diversity of …

Summer of 85 – The intoxicating joy of first love and gut-wrenching pain of loss

Summer of 85 is now showing in Cinemas nationwide and on Curzon Home Cinema Benjamin Disraeli once said, “The magic of our first love is our ignorance that it can never end”. And anyone looking back on those first intense feelings, wrapped in a shield of invulnerability, could hardly disagree. With youth itself surrounded by an impenetrable bubble of hope, …

Cocoon (Kokon) – A delicate, yet vibrant portrait of youth

Cocoon will be released nationwide in selected cinemas and on-demand from the 4th December. As the sun beats down on Berlin, Leonie Krippendorff laces the heat of summer with the uncontrollable fever of adolescence. In a delicate, yet vibrant portrait of youth that pulses with the heat, desire and trepidation of teenage life. With one unforgettable summer changing the rules …

Yes: We talk to writer, actor and producer Tim Realbuto about the social issues at the heart of his latest film

Yes is available now on all major streaming platforms In recent years the pitfalls of fame in childhood, have found a new and distinctive voice in cinema. From Honey Boy to documentaries like Showbiz kids, each has shone a light on the dangers of children entering a world of money and power. However, the devastating loss of the fame built in childhood, …

Cicada – Love and companionship open the door to rebirth and recovery

Cicada is currently awaiting a nationwide UK release date There are approximately 3,000 species of Cicada in our world; their lives spent mainly underground before emerging into the light to mate, and fly free. In their debut feature, director’s Matt Fifer and Kieran Mulcare reflect the lifecycle of this delicate yet complex insect. In a film, where the darkness of …

Industry – Sex, finance and ruthless ambition

Industry premieres on BBC Two and iPlayer 10th November If you like TV drama to be bold, daring and thoroughly addictive, then we have an electrifying treat for you. With the BBC, HBO and Bad Wolf production, Industry hitting your screens this Autumn. And if your tired of TV drama that dwells in romance, crime and family melodrama; Industry may …

Supernova – An intimate and stunning portrait of love in the face of loss

Supernova will be released nationwide on November 20th 2020 In 2015, Harry MacQueen’s directorial debut Hinterland wowed critics with an intimate and delicate portrayal of love. The naturalistic style of the film surrounded by the human need for emotional connection. And now he is back with Supernova, his second feature film in the director’s chair. A film that not only …

Quick Picks @ LFF – Kajillionaire, Siberia and Never Gonna Snow Again

With so many movies on offer at the London Film Festival, it is often difficult to plough through all the full-length reviews. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, as our popular Quick Picks brings you a range of festival favourites without the long review. Instead, these quick picks offer a summary of our thoughts alongside our star rating. Our …

I Am Samuel – Director Pete Murimi talks to us about his poignant, brave and urgent new documentary

I Am Samuel is showing at BFI London Film Festival from 10th October to 13th October In 2019 Kenya’s High Court ruled against LGBTQ campaigners seeking to overturn archaic laws that criminalised gay sex. The case filed in 2016 marked a watershed moment in LGBTQ representation. However, despite the efforts of brave campaigners, their bid for equality failed. But, the …

The Italian Boys: A five-star collection of beautiful Italian short films

The Italian Boys is released on all major streaming platforms from 18th October 2020 From the rugged coastline of the Adriatic to the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean, The Italian Boys threads together a rich tapestry of enthralling LGBTQ stories. With each film in the NQV collection emanating the neorealist beauty and diversity of Italian cinema at its very best. …