Starring: Ariana Anderson, April Kelley (also Writer) Director: Rosie Westoff In this short film, two friends set off for a weekend away, and after a few drinks they end up in bed together. But while for Jessie (Anderson) this is just a walk on the wild side, for Belle (Kelley), this is toying with her… Continue reading BFI Flare Short Film: Treacle (2019)
Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen Director: Sidney Lumet Sonny (Pacino) and Sal (Cazale) are two desperate men who have decided to rob a bank in the heat of a 70's Summer in Brooklyn, to pay for a sex change operation for Sonny's partner. But from the start, things go wrong: one of their… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones Director: Guillermo del Toro A dark fairytale with homages to Hollywood's Golden Age, The Shape of Water is a gothic romance from Guillermo del Toro, the mind that brought us Crimson Peak and Pan's Labyrinth. It's the story of Eliza (Hawkins), a… Continue reading The Shape Of Water (2017)
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce Director: Stephan Elliot Priscilla is the name of the lavender bus with a giant shoe in the top which the characters travel around in, in this film, and I love how the title is both dramatic and funny. In Australia, two drag queens and a transgender woman decide… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (1994)
Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring Director: David Lynch Following a car wreck, a woman wanders lost and amnesiac until she is taken in by a friendly, aspiring actress, and they try to piece together what happened. At least, I think that's what this film is about... It's strange, dreamlike and surreal, and the ending has… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Mulholland Drive (2001)
Starring: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga Director: Hector Babenco Two men in a South American prison survive their desperate days together by sharing the story from an old film seen before they were captured. Molina is a kind hearted gay man with a secret, and Valentin is a idealistic, uptight political prisoner, tortured for… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Kiss Of The Spiderwoman (1985)
http://whirlygigcinema.com/news/review-spotlights-documentary/ This just out! My coverage of the event at Whirligig Cinema this month for them, as published on their website. This month the focus was on Documentaries, on a variety of subjects from pioneers of Gay Pride to animated re-enactments of a fathers memories of being in a coma. Check it out.