Tag Archives: LGBTQ

My Own Private Idaho (1991) – Film of the Week

You may think that a film based on male prostitution would focus on sex. But Gus Van Sant’s 1991 picture does not wrap itself in stereotypical themes of prostitution and sexuality. My Own Private Idaho plays with Shakespeare’s Henry IV part I and II. While placing its central characters into the urban bustle and rural beauty of Portland, Oregon. Dovetailing the freedom of …

Comic Book Movies – Essential Picks

Updated August 2020 7 Pages (Navigation at the end of each page) Ever since the 18th Century, comics, manga, cartoons and graphic novels have been a part of public storytelling. Taking us to new and existing worlds through art and words. While equally challenging political figures and institutions as they reflect and dissect our human journey. From Japan to Europe …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – End of the Century

‘Fin de siglo’ What if we had made different decisions as a result of the random meetings, and fleeting love affairs we have had? This is the question posed by writer-director Lucio Castro. His debut feature ‘End of the Century’ focusing on the power of chance encounters and the fear of commitment. The passion for personal freedom often wrapped in …

The Lawyer (Review) – Two worlds collide in Belgrade

‘Advokatas’ Despite BFI Flare having fallen foul of the current global pandemic. Here at Cinerama Film, we remain committed to bringing you some of the best films this year’s festival had to offer. Working with filmmakers and publicists who have seen world premieres of their hard work sadly delayed or cancelled. We are therefore delighted to bring you a review …

Billy Elliot: Still electric at 20

It is hard to believe that Billy Elliot first danced its way into our hearts at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival almost 20 years ago. Not only redefining the power of British cinema, but also challenging and changing social views of class, dance and opportunity. With a sweet, but ultimately powerful dissection of masculinity, sexuality and community that still manages …

BFI Flare at Home: In just days the BFI team create an outstanding online resource

While cinema lovers are stuck at home over the coming weeks. BFI Flare is migrating to BFI Flare at Home. Following the Festival’s last minute cancellation earlier this week due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. In just days, festival organisers have created an offer to give festival attendees the opportunity to view LGBTIQ+ shorts and features. All available via …

BFI Flare – Five Films For Freedom

Despite BFI Flare finding itself cancelled early this week. The amazing Five Films for Freedom are now live for public viewing. This amazing collection of short films from around the world has been a staple of the Flare festival for many years. Showcasing work by emerging filmmakers while challenging global perceptions and discrimination. With short stories that reflect the diversity, …

And Then We Danced (Review) – Shattering the personal, cultural and artistic chains of homophobia

I have often commented on the bravery of bringing LGBTQ stories to our screens from those countries where oppression is still rife. But when this bravery is coupled with a mission to break down the stereotypes and perceptions leading to segregation and discrimination. While exploring culture, identity and history that directly influences homophobic actions. Film can not only open doors …

I Am Not Okay with This (Review) – An explosion of teenage angst in a sea of comic book joy

What do you get when you cross the energy of The Breakfast Club with the horror of Carrie? The answer may be found in the new Netflix comic book drama ‘I Am Not Okay with This’. A deliciously dark comic book adaptation from the same universe as The End of the F***ing World. One that wraps you in the story …

Visible: Out on Television – A defining exploration of LGBTQ+ lives on American TV

As we mark LGBT+ History Month here in the United Kingdom. Apple TV’s new documentary series Visible: Out on television explores LGBTQ+ representation on the small screen. And while the five-part documentary series focusses on US TV history. Watching you can’t but find important links back to the British media experience. As we are taken from the dark days of …