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Film Reviews

  • 29th October 2010

    Stonewall launches own message for gay teenagers 33

    Stonewall launched the It Gets Better Today campaign

    2:01 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched its own version of the US It Gets Better YouTube campaign for bullied gay teenagers. 'It Gets Better Today' tells young people that they do not have to wait for their lives to improve because the UK already has civil partnerships, out gay soldiers and parental rights for gay people.

  • 22nd February 2010

    Bafta win for Colin Firth’s gay professor 8

    Colin Firth won his first Bafta

    11:51 AM — Colin Firth has won a best actor Bafta for his portrayal of a gay professor in A Single Man. The actor scored his first Bafta win last night for his performance in fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut.

  • 16th February 2010

    London’s Lesbian and Gay Film Festival to open next month 2

    The film festival begins next month

    6:21 PM — The 24th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is to take place in London next month at the British Film Institute. The event will be held between 17th and 31st March 2010 at the BFI Southbank.

  • 12th February 2010

    Elton John and rugby chief support homophobia video – but footballers stay silent 24

    Elton John supported the video

    6:49 PM — Elton John, the chief of the Rugby Football Union and the gay Irish hurler Donal Óg Cusack have all given their support to the FA's anti-homophobia video but not a single footballer has come forward to condemn anti-gay abuse.

  • Top footballers ‘refused to appear in anti-homophobia film’ 21

    No top-level player would appear in the film

    11:43 AM — Top-ranking footballers turned down requests to appear in the FA's anti-homophobia film because they feared being ridiculed on the pitch, it has been reported.

  • 11th February 2010

    Gay Football Supporters’ Network ‘extremely disappointed’ over postponed homophobia video 4

    A still from the video

    12:04 PM — The Gay Football Supporters' Network has questioned why the Football Association has backed down from releasing a video to tackle the problem of homophobic fans. The group said it was "extremely disappointed" to learn that the premiere of the video had been cancelled.

  • 9th February 2010

    Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell ‘disappointed’ with FA decision 11

    'This last minute cancellation is a big disappointment,' said Mr Tatchell

    3:46 PM — Peter Tatchell of the LGBT rights group, OutRage! claims today that the FA’s decision to cancel the screening of an anti homophobia film, “Has thrown the Football Association’s commitment to tackling homophobia into disarray”

  • 8th February 2010

    ‘Kick it Out’ director defends anti-homophobia film 7

    The premiere was due to take place on Thursday February 11th with a special event at Wembley Stadium

    7:19 PM — ‘Kick it Out’, the body responsible for tackling homophobia and racism in football, has responded to the FA’s decision to postpone the showing of a short film aimed at tackling homophobia.

  • 5th February 2010

    FA’s homophobia in football video premiere cancelled 22

    The premiere has been postponed

    1:53 PM — The Football Association has cancelled the premiere of a short video to tackle homophobia in the sport. Today, two of those consulted over the project, Peter Tatchell and John Amaechi, criticised the film. Mr Amaechi described it as an "expletive-laden rant".

  • 3rd February 2010

    Indian director confident gay kiss will pass censors 7

    A poster for the film

    6:24 PM — The director of a Bollywood film hailed as India's Brokeback Mountain has said he is confident gay kissing scenes will get past censors.

  • Colin Firth receives Oscar nod for A Single Man 3

    Colin Firth has been nominated for an Oscar

    12:11 PM — Colin Firth has been nominated for an Oscar for his performance as a gay professor in A Single Man. Nominations for the annual awards were announced yesterday and the star is in the running for best actor.

  • 2nd February 2010

    Colin Firth says there are ‘invisible boundaries’ for gay actors 38

    Colin Firth said gay actors face barriers

    1:11 PM — Colin Firth has suggested that there are "invisible boundaries" preventing out gay actors from taking leading roles. Firth, a straight actor who played a gay man in Tom Ford's directorial debut A Single Man, said he felt "complicit" in the problem of gay actors losing out on parts.

  • 29th January 2010

    Boris Johnson supports anti-homophobic bullying film 11

    Boris Johnson supported the anti-bullying DVD

    6:09 PM — Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given his support to a film designed to stamp out homophobic bullying. FIT, the film directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair and produced by gay charity Stonewall, is to be sent to all schools in Britain next month.

  • 28th January 2010

    Bollywood gay film touted as India’s Brokeback Mountain 38

    A poster advertising the film

    3:49 PM — Although several gay scenes have featured already in Bollywood productions, an upcoming film is being touted as India's answer to Brokeback Mountain.

  • 26th January 2010

    US police officer to sue after being sacked over gay porn film 8

    Michael Verdugo said he would sue over the sacking

    6:53 PM — A gay police officer who was sacked after failing to disclose he once acted in a porn film has said he will sue for discrimination.

  • 24th January 2010

    Film Review: Brothers 4

    Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Brothers

    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.

  • 23rd January 2010

    Film Review: It’s Complicated

    Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin

    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.

  • 21st January 2010

    Schools to be sent DVD on homophobic bullying 15

    The DVD will be sent to all schools

    6:42 PM — A film produced by Stonewall will be sent to all secondary schools in Britain to teach pupils about homophobic bullying. It will encourage children not to use the word 'gay' as an insult.

  • 13th January 2010

    Lady Gaga, Glambert and Glee up for GLAAD awards 4

    Adam Lambert was one nominee

    2:13 PM — Nominees for the most gay-friendly films, television programmes and performers have been announced by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

  • 7th January 2010

    Jonathan Ross quits the BBC 30

    Ross said his reasons for leaving were not due to money

    12:07 PM — Jonathan Ross has announced today (Thursday) that he is leaving the BBC. The star, who got into hot water this year over a gay adoption joke last year, said his reasons for leaving were not financially motivated.

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