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DVD Review – Five Dances

October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

An artsy film, Five Dances revolves around a small, but elite dance troupe in New York, which eighteen year old Chip (Ryan Steele) joins in the hopes of escaping the expectations of his Midwest home life. The narrative of this film relies little on dialogue and more on character body language and, of course, dance,...

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DVD Review – I Do

October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

A modern story of how nationality, even in the West, can effect the relationships you uphold. I Do, David W.Ross’ screenwriting debut, is one of gay marriage inequality in the States and follows Jack Edwards (David W.Ross) an English man living and working in America supporting his young niece Tara (Jessica Tyler-Brown) and sister-in-law Mya...

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DVD Review – Let My People Go!

October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Quite possibly the only Gay-Jewish-French-Finnish film out there, Let My People Go! Mikael Buch’s debut feature is certainly one of a kind. With a comedic narrative fixed on the road to the upcoming Passover, the film’s protagonist Reuben (Nicolas Maury) has a painful and bumpy ride. Reuben, an overtly camp and melodramatic Frenchman living in...

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DVD Review – Jack and Diane

October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jack and Diane is your typical butch/femme lesbian romance movie, revamped with a twist of alternative horror. Set in Manhattan, the film is told through the poetic narrative direction of the experienced Bradley Rust Gray, and is the story of the relationship between two young teens, the film’s namesakes – Jack (Riley Keough) and Diane...

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DVD Review – The Mermaids

October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Mermaids is the second short lesbian film from TV director Petra Clever, and follows invisible German math student Nikki (Ania Niedieck) as she tries to expand the brackets of her life. The film focuses on friendship, acceptance and making the invisible visible, whilst remaining an archetypal love story at heart.  The film tells the...

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DVD Review – Bashment

September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bashment, the name given to reggae dancehall is also the title of British playwright Rikki Beadle-Blair’s latest film based on his play of the same name that revolves around the urban music scene in London, England. The primary intent of Bashment is to promote the importance and possibility of all round equality, achieved by exploring...

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DVD Review – Solo

September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Told through the duration of a single night, within the confines of a single apartment involving a cast of only five, Solo is the first film of new comer director Marcelo Briem Stamm. This film, much like its characters, isn’t all it seems, with a key focus on themes of deception, lies and judgement, the...

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DVD Review – Les Invisibles

September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Les Invisibles is the latest offering from renowned, and awarding winning, filmmaker Sébastien Lifshitz (Director of the beautiful Presque Rien, 2000). His latest non-fiction effort explores the lives of a group of ageing homosexuals in France. In essence it’s an ode to ‘the forgotten gays’, but moreover it’s a fascinating exploration of what it is...

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DVD Review – Cal

September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

So, whilst it’s true that I wasn’t a particular fan of Shank (Pearce 2009), I was curious to see how a sequel to the street-tough original would pan out. I have to admit, it’s interesting to see how the kitchen-sink drama has evolved over time as a genre; in this case repackaged here in terms...

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DVD Review – Violetas

September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

What I love about short film collections is that they give bite-size tasters of what’s happening on the LGBT film scene; new styles, new modes of thinking, etc. Quite often in these films you see the genesis of emerging talent, whether it be directors, actors, cinematographers etc. I feel the same can be said with...

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DVD review – Tumbledown

August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The old chestnut of a single story told from multiple perspectives is what makes up the fabric of Todd Verow’s latest film, Tumbledown; an erotic thriller that throws three messed up protagonists into a situation rife with issues of belonging and dominance, morality and immorality, guilt and innocence. How messed up these protagonists are depends...

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DVD Review – Beyond the Walls

August 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fresh from David Lambert comes Beyond The Walls. An intense drama focussing on the co-dependent relationship of Paulo (Matila Malliarakis). and Ilir (Guillaume Gouix). Beyond The Walls charts an intense sexual relationship and was officially selected during Critic’s Week at Cannes. Paulo first meets Ilir in the bar where he works. When Ilir offers to...

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DVD Review – I Want Your Love

July 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’re easily shocked, Travis Mathews’ feature film, I Want Your Love, is probably something you should avoid. This is the film that has set tongues wagging and pulses racing all over the world, except perhaps in Australia where is has been banned. The reason for this is simple; it is entirely uncompromising with its...

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