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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Flip Screen’s Guide to June 2020

Inspired by James Palmer’s fantastic twitter thread, we’re shaking up the formula and bringing you 9 double bills to inject a bit of fun into your watch parties.

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Flip Screen’s Guide to May (Lockdown 2: Electric Boogaloo)

Flip Screen’s James Palmer and George Forster are here to make a few TV suggestions to keep you going for the long haul.

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Flip Screen’s Guide to April (Quarantine Edition)

James Palmer and George Forster are here to give you 10 recommendations available online right now to help get you through these hard times.

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Battle of the Killer Prom Nights

Remakes versus originals, old versus new, and so on. Hollywood loves to remake its beloved classics, more notably, their horror classics. Franchises like Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Friday the 13th have been rebooted numerous times. With so many redo’s and re-adaptations, arguments circle around which is better: the original or the remake. Though many would argue the original, this is not always the case. Some remakes score farther and higher than their predecessors, so we want to look at some remade classics to determine which is the superior.

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REVIEW: In Voyeuristic Drama ‘The Night Clerk’, There’s Too Much Told and Too Little Shown

The film centres on a unique protagonist, autistic hotel clerk Bartholomew “Bart” Bromley (Tye Sheridan), who engages in the act of voyeurism so that he can observe the “regular” people around him and mimic their behaviour.

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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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Eve’s Bayou (1997) is a Timeless Southern Gothic That Gives a Platform for Black Women

Southern Gothic is a sub-genre of fiction that takes place in the American South and that focuses on “grotesque themes”, “damaged, and delusional characters,” with hints of darkness and the supernatural. It also acts as the over-arching theme of Eve’s Bayou (1997), which looks into the façade of an African-American family, living deep in the…

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LFF REVIEW: Marielle Heller’s ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ (2019) is Worthy of Being A Front-Runner for Awards

“It has been crafted into something unique between being moving and heartbreaking” Coming in as a British viewer, you would be excused for thinking that the emotional connection might be missing for Mr Rogers and his brand of family entertainment. While his show never really made its way from America to the UK, we certainly…

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Going to Church with the Rocky Horror Picture Show

It’s October, Halloween is quickly approaching, and though I love costume parties and free candy, my favourite way to celebrate October 31 may be a little unconventional. Every year on Halloween, my friends and I transform into our favourite characters from the 1975 cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and head to a midnight screening…

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