Black Boyhood Under Threat in ‘Attack the Block’ (2011)

Ten years on, John Boyega’s portrayal of young black masculinity in Attack the Block still rings true.

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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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Marta is the Key to Why ‘Knives Out’ (2020) is so Brilliant

The key ingredient with Knives Out, however, is its protagonist: Marta (Ana de Armas).

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REVIEW: A Confusing Message Prevents ‘Feedback’ (2019) From Being Memorable.”

A contrived plot and a confusing message ultimately stops Feedback from being truly memorable.

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