How the ‘Moonlight’ (2016) Screenplay Uses Silence to Speak the Loudest

Moonlight is an epic story of one man’s personal life that utilises a particular style and writing voice. Jenkins juxtaposes earth-shattering narrative moments with words of stillness and quiet to amplify the effect it has on Chiron.

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The Best Queer Women in Horror Films

LGBTQ+ characters don’t often fare well in horror films. Typically, they are horrific monsters or killers, such as in the films Psycho (1960), Dressed to Kill (1980), and Silence of the Lambs (1991). Sometimes, though, lesbian, bisexual and/or queer women get to take the lead in horror, subverting negative stereotypes. The films below are a great start in watching horror films with queer characters that differ from the norm, paving the way for continued representation of queer women in horror.

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The Colour Pink: Unpacking Millennial Femininity on Screen

As Arabella (Michaela Coel) sashays down the streets of London in new drama I May Destroy You, her bubble-gum-pink locks pop. Arabella’s eye-catching tresses are the latest in a series of pink hairdos cropping up in contemporary film and television. Think Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) in the first series of Netflix’s Sex Education or Margot…

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The Unflappable Genius of ‘Chicken Run (2000)’, 20 Years On

Warning: A cluck load of chicken puns A chick-flick that has every viewer cracking up, Chicken Run (2000) is timeless, it’s heart-felt, it’s – undoubtedly – egg-cellent. Delighting children, adults and pensioners alike, this film is a classic and has earned its spot in history, thanks to the committed and talented team of filmmakers who…

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REVIEW: ‘Tommaso’ (2020) is a Vulnerable Portrait of Guilt and Humanity

When you spend much of your life on the brink of self-destruction, how do you build and sustain a life worth wanting? Director Abel Ferrara explores this concept and more in the deeply personal, self-reflective film Tommaso.

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How Gus Van Sant’s ‘Psycho’ Remake (1998) Nearly Broke Hollywood

In 1998, Gus Van Sant angered the world with Psycho, his near-exact shot-for-shot remake that drove critics into a furious rage and tarred his name in Hollywood for many years. But is there more to this story than simply a car crash remake gone wrong?

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Criminal Record #5 – Gay Desire and the Psychosexual Thriller

From police procedurals to heists, American film noir and French policiers via South Korean serial killers, Criminal Record is a column delving into the rich and heady cinematic history of crime films. This week, a look at gay thrillers of the last ten years.

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Our LGBTQ+ Awakenings

Editor’s note: Most interviewees are noted only with their first name to protect anonymity  When poets and hopeless romantics lament about love, they often discuss that “lightning bolt” moment. The experience of seeing someone for the first time and thinking “Oh wow”. Some people inflate this moment as a sign of first love, some dismiss…

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