Five Stages of Young Love in ‘Call Me By Your Name’

This piece contains spoilers for the film ‘Call Me By Your Name’ “What does one do around here?” “Wait for the summer to end.” Watching the hazy blue skies, sun-sheened skin and absorbing romance of Luca Guadagnino’s much-loved ‘Call Me By Your Name’, you wouldn’t be blamed for hoping that autumn never comes. A Best…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: “A Reminder That Everyone Needs a Little Bit of Faith” – ‘Tucked’ (2019)

A reminder that “everyone needs a little bit of Faith.” There may not be a more wonderful way to start a film than the iconic first notes of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive.’ Tucked immediately shows Jackie (Derren Nesbitt) commanding the stage in a sky-high wig and stunning frock miming to the song. Jackie is…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: “Delicate and Poetic” – ‘Vita &Virginia’ (2019)

Great writers always put passion and love in to their work. Virginia Woolf was no different, and with Vita & Virginia we see into the relationship which inspired one of Woolf’s greatest works: Orlando. Chanya Button takes a delicate and poetic look at a time in this pair’s life that shines a light on their…

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Our Five 21st Century LGBT Acting Nominees

With this years number of gay roles being nominated within the acting categories totalling 7, I felt it was worth doing some digging in to the difference between roles played by gay actors and their nominations compared to straight actors for LGBT roles. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the stats don’t weigh…

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