Reviews

  • Futuro Beach Review | BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival

    Futuro Beach Review | BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival

    4.5/5
    When a film that deals primarily with loss and abandonment can leave you with hairs prickling the back of your neck and a sense of feeling happy to be alive, you know you’ve stumbled across a gem. Multi-award-winning director Karim Aïnouz skilfully juxtaposes two moodily characterful landscapes in this electric, Brazilian-German story about three men [...]

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  • 5Films4Freedom

    5Films4Freedom

    2015 sees the collaboration of the British Council and the BFI to produce ’5Films4Freedom’: a global, digital human rights film event intended to spread the message across the world that love is a basic human right.  This means that five unique short films, taken from this year’s BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival, are available [...]

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  • I Am Michael Review | BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival

    I Am Michael Review | BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival

    4/5
    “Turn or Burn,” reads the aggressive flyer Bennett (Zachary Quinto) holds in his hand, left coldly for him by his lover of ten years; “Homosexuality = Death.”  It is exactly this sort of vicious propaganda which Bennett and his beloved partner Michael Glatze (James Franco) have devoted their lives to fighting against.  And now, chillingly, [...]

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  • The Falling Review | BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival

    The Falling Review | BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival

    4/5
    Purely based on the title, and the knowledge that the setting is an austere girls’ school in 1967, you’d be forgiven for assuming Carol Morley’s The Falling would probably centre simply around the classic teenage angst of someone ‘falling’ for someone else – a sweet tale of a girl being smitten with another girl perhaps, [...]

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  • A Second Chance Review

    A Second Chance Review

    4/5
    Director, Susanne Bier and writer, Anders Thomas Jensen reunite once more (In A Better World, Brothers, Love Is All You Need) for hard hitting crime thriller, A Second Chance.

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  • Appropriate Behaviour Review

    Appropriate Behaviour Review

    4/5
    Desiree Akhavan’s debut Appropriate Behaviour comes to cinemas after Desiree’s critically acclaimed and cult favourite funny lesbian web series The Slope

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