Archive for category: Film & Television


UK: 30 min • Brown Eyed Boy & Kudos Film and Television for ITV • April 29 2013

Vicious, with Ian McKellen & Derek Jacobi: 1970s stereotypes abound in this ill-considered farce.

” Why are they now selling their principles (and their community) down the river with this offensive tosh?”

Los Amantes Pasajeros (I’m So Excited)

Cert:15 • Spain: 90 min • El Deseo S.A. • May 3 2013

Pedro Almodóvar’s Los Amantes Pasajeros (I’m So Excited) is possibly his campest film to date.

“It’s a stylish, glossy cartoon of a film by someone at the absolute peak of his powers with nothing really to prove, so here he’s doing exactly what he wants, which is to delight and amuse.”

In Their Room London

Cert:18 • US: 32 min • Kickstarter • April 13 2013

In Their Room London. The series is an fly-on-the-wall, verité style to show gay men in their private spaces at private moments. Insightful.

” They eat and wash and groom and wank (not necessarily in that order) and talk about aspects of their sexuality, from what they like in bed to their dreams and desires regarding relationships.”

Interior. Leather Bar.

Cert:18 • US: 60 min • RabbitBandini Productions • January 19, 2013

Interior. Leather Bar. This playful film is a fascinating look at queer desire, and the extent to which we are actors in our own lives.

“The narrative sets up questions around freedom of expression, individual and societal homophobia, and anxieties about depicting sex generally, so that the sex itself, when it happens, becomes an embodiment of those issues.”

How To Survive A Plague

Cert: NR • USA: 109 min • Public Square Films • 2012

How To Survive A Plague is a first-rate, suspenseful documentary that looks at how activists from ACT UP and TAG made AIDS research possible.

“Shot through archive interviews, newsreels and camcorder footage, it’s a truly inspirational story of how a community can come together and fight for real social change. Essential Viewing.”

My Friend From Faro

Cert:15 • Germany: 90 min • Westdeutscher Rundfunk • May 16, 2011 [DVD]

A film about the labels we use to define life & love featuring a clever script, great direction & superb acting.

“My Friend from Faro is a film about discovery, naming, family, and love. Although it draws comparison with Boys Don’t Cry, it isn’t anywhere near as harrowing.”


Cert:15 • US: 89 min • Hubbhobb • March 11, 2013 [DVD]

With a witty script, and a fine ensemble cast, Gayby is an engaging and heartwarming comedy.

“Gayby, which began life as a short film, plays like an extremely well crafted sitcom episode, but never feels like a single idea that has been stretched beyond its limit. The supporting (yet often unsupportive) cast of characters form a memorable ensemble.”


Cert:12 • UK: 137 min • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer • February 18, 2013

An unconvincing tale forced together in a ramshackle way to make the end possible … but not probable.

“There is no real story, just a series of sequences strung together, all driven by the fact that Silva has lost his mind and wants revenge on M. The writers know where they want the story to go, but the problem is that they don’t care to make sense of how it gets there.”


Cert:15 • Fr: 103 min • Princes Films • February 11, 2013 (DVD)

This is a film about finding happiness not in the places you are looking but inside of you.

“At times restless and wild, others introverted and depressed, as the film progresses she slowly unravels, leading the gypsy community to think she needs a priest, not a doctor.”


Cert:12A • US: 150 min • Twentieth Century Fox • January 25, 2013

Glittering with moments of brilliance, led by an exceptional team of actors, Lincoln is far less than the sum of its parts.

“The fault with Lincoln is that its content is too great for the structure that contains it, and there are far too many characters to squeeze into its 150 minutes.”