Music in Film: The Velvet Goldmine #1 – Enigmatic Chronicles of a True Artist in ‘Moonage Daydream’ (2022)

Being a Bowie fan first and a person second, it feels only right to start my first column entry with perhaps the first art-minded documentary made ‘about’ him. Chronological talking heads taught me about the man who fell to earth, in particular Jarvis Cocker-narrated The Story of Ziggy Stardust (2012), which depicts Bowie’s mime choreography…

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‘Would It Kill You to Laugh?’ (2022) Leaves Viewers Both Satisfied and Hungry for More

With possibly the best title within its category, the comedy special ‘Would It Kill You to Laugh?’ allows Kate Berlant and John Early to shine doing what they do best ⁠— all while simultaneously tempting viewers about what they might create in the future.

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REVIEW: ‘Sequin In A Blue Room’ (2021) A Visceral Queer Coming-Of-Age Drama

Samuel Van Grinsven’s Australian coming-of-age debut feature centres on an intense exploration of anonymity, sex, and social media.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Boy Meets Boy’ (2021) is an Intimate Snapshot of a Queer Romance

Sparks fly in Boy Meets Boy, a wonderful story of queer love and connection set in modern day Berlin.

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‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ (2004): Emotional-Support Ghibli and Learning to Love Myself

While completely whisking you away in it’s magic, Howl’s Moving Castle also effortlessly displays the subliminal power of self-love.

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From “The Haunting” to “Thelma”: Lesbian Horror Over the Years

Horror and the LGBTQ+ community have a tumultuous relationship. Often, queer-coded characters are presented as villains whose queerness is part of the reason they’re frightening or they’re the first to die, acting as an example for the rest of the characters.

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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ is More Relatable Than Ever 10 Years On

Ten years later the film isn’t just revered within the pantheon of Dreamworks animated features but is regarded as a modern animated classic. What is it about How to Train Your Dragon that makes it so fondly remembered even today?

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‘Uncut Gems’ (2020) and the Power of Flat Arcs

Uncut Gems is a beautiful mess, twisting and turning as warring factions scheme over a gemstone, but this isn’t what Uncut Gems is about. It’s about the gambling addiction of its protagonist Howard Ratner.

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Top of the Docs #7 – ‘Losers’ (2019) Puts Sport on the Sideline and Shines a Spotlight on Humanity

Directed by Mickey Duzyj, Losers is a Netflix produced docuseries that focuses on the human side of sport, making it extremely accessible to everyone, regardless of previous sporting knowledge.

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