21st August 2014
Film Review: The Rover
8:52 PM — A bleak, poignant, post-apocalyptic film.
Film Review: Let’s Be Cops 2
7:51 PM — The buddy cop movie - a timeless institution that has given us some of the funniest gun-toting moments in cinema history - is about to be rewritten like never before in the latest movie to star hit-and-miss funnyman Damon Wayans, Jr.
Film Review: The Deer Hunter
5:11 PM — Michael Cimino's most acclaimed work is set for a re-release at the British box office this month, adding to the reasons why this US film-maker seems to be the most revisited director right now.
Film Review: Lucy 1
3:36 PM — This film's premise is refreshingly more complex than can be explained in a few sentences.
Film Review: Sin City 2: A Dame to Die For
3:04 PM — The curse of the sequel to a truly original, stand-out movie can be summarised in three short words: unrealistically high expectations.
Film Review: The Inbetweeners Movie 2 sees the boys get Grindr
12:15 PM — The film's lewd tone is set from the start, when we see the hapless Neil tell his friends all about his favourite new app that's helped him find loads of new friends: Grindr.
23rd July 2014
Review: A documentary about Divine, who “stood for all outsiders” 5
5:30 PM — Jeffery Schwarz’s documentary ‘I am Divine’ was widely distributed in London cinemas last weekend for the first time since it premiered at the 27th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in 2013.
1st July 2014
Video: Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader star in gay comedy drama 1
3:01 PM — Two Saturday Night Live actors have joined up in a film about a gay man and his sister who reclaim their relationship.
19th May 2014
How to Train Your Dragon’s Gobber to come out as gay in sequel 14
5:25 PM — The animated sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, a children's film set in the Viking period, will feature a gay character, it has been revealed.
22nd November 2012
Film Preview: Laurence Anyways 1
4:20 PM — You may or may not have already heard about the third feature from Quebec's rising director Xavier Dolan about the effect of being trans on a heterosexual relationship. It caused a stir when it screened in the Certain Regard category at this year's Cannes, with its leading lady stealing Best Actress within that competition, and the movie itself grabbing the Queer Palm at the same film festival.
31st March 2012
Preview: Sundance London
4:07 PM — This month marks the inaugural edition of a British offshoot of one of the world's best film festivals. Far from a profit-inspired afterthought, the features set to be shown provide truly compelling reasons to get yourself a ticket, even if you don't live in the capital.
Preview: Titanic 3D 2
3:36 PM — The freezing waters of the Atlantic filled with desperate people. Hypothermia everywhere. Death fast approaching. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio cling to each other for dear life, knowing there's little chance they will both survive the night ahead. James Cameron's Titanic is a three-hour epic of extreme sentimentality. But this kind of fare has made for some of the most memorable moments cinema goers have ever experienced, and in the case of the film retelling of the most famous ship sinking ever there's no denying it's quite an entertaining watch. Just don't tell anyone we said so.
4th March 2011
Lion King animator says only a matter of time before ‘gay families’ appear in Disney films 12
4:25 PM — Andreas Deja, a veteran animator for Disney, has suggested the company would be open to featuring both openly gay character and gay families in future projects.
National Portrait Gallery talk to celebrate lesbians and gay men in British cinema 7
2:27 PM — The National Portrait Gallery in London is to host a talk highlighting key lesbian and gay figures in British cinema.
24th January 2010
Film Review: Brothers 4
12:12 AM — Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal appears in Brothers, the latest in a line of recent war movies that attempt to look into the psyche of soldiers as well as the effect that their absence, experiences and changed personas have on their families. However, the difference here is that this is just one facet of an incredibly complex film that deals with a multitude of themes.
Film Review: All About Steve
12:05 AM — This loopy comedy caper about a nerdy crossword creator with a penchant for red cowboy boots will divide the audience firmly in two: you're either going to love it or hate it. Sandra Bullock dusts off her romantic comedy queen tiara and once again takes the helm of a fast-moving movie with throwaway one-liners and little resonance. If you're a rom-com sceptic at least you can rest assured that the experience will leave you almost as soon as you leave the cinema. If however, you're a fan of Bullock's quirky comedic heroines then you'll be booking a ticket for a second viewing.
Film Review: The Road
12:02 AM — This month heralds the much-anticipated release of The Road. This adaptation of the seminal book by Cormac McCarthy certainly has plenty to live up to with the cult following of the novel leading to the usual poor expectations of the movie version. However, it appears that the critics will be silenced as John Hillcoat has successfully recreated the post-apocalyptic world that was so vividly, if sparingly, portrayed by McCarthy.
23rd January 2010
Film Review: It’s Complicated
11:59 PM — It sure is complicated. This comedy love triangle comes from perhaps the best female-perspective comedy director in the business: Nancy Meyers. With an acclaimed CV of hits including The Holiday; What Women Want; and Something's Gotta Give, to her name you know you're in safe hands when you sit down to watch her latest Hollywood blockbuster offering. The cast list is nothing to be sneered at either as the Meyers name manages to snare the likes of Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin onto the film set. The results speak for themselves and it proves that if you want to make waves in a genre that is rarely taken too seriously by serious film buffs then the least you can do is call in the acting cavalry.
1st July 2009
Film Review: Bruno 4
7:05 PM — Camp fashion reporter, Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego, is much like his previous role as Borat, dealing with similar topics and in analogous style to his Kazakhstani counterpart. If anything, Brüno is even more outrageous and controversial than Baron Cohen's previous effort.
Film Review: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 7
6:58 PM — It's been almost eight years since the first of the Harry Potter tales was consigned to celluloid. Over those eight years, the quality of the films has remained pretty much steady. This is the sixth and penultimate iteration in the series, and as such serves as a prelude to what is sure to be a climactic final instalment.