[Between the Lines] What Makes the ‘Pride’ (2014) Screenplay a Crowd-Pleasing Hit

LGBTQ+ audiences sometimes want more light-hearted stories — like 2014’s ‘Pride,’ written by Stephen Beresford.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘PS: Burn This Letter Please’ (2021) Rediscovers New York’s 50s Drag Pioneers

PS: Burn This Letter Please goes beyond the chronological scope of the letters, providing measured glimpses of New York’s queer history.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘The Dose’ (2021) Administers Great Direction But Poor Writing

The opening does a grand job of hooking the audience in but unfortunately the rest of the film isn’t nearly as strong or coherent.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Cowboys’ (2021) is an Epic Journey That Tells an Untold Story

Kerrigan has crafted an emotional and epic journey for modern audiences.

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INTERVIEW: Thomas Wilson-White Discusses Grief and Queer Genre Films with ‘The Greenhouse’ (2021)

This year’s BFI Flare festival was host for numerous world premiere’s, including Australian writer and director Thomas Wilson-White’s feature length debut The Greenhouse.

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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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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Rebel Dykes’ (2021) A Wonderfully Focused Lesbian Self-Documentation

In Rebel Dykes, directors Harri Shanahan and Siân Williams stitch together a patchwork of home video, cartoon animation and talking heads, in a reflection on London’s 1980s lesbian communities.

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‘It’s a Sin’ (2021) Exploring Fear of the Unknown

It’s a Sin is not only a sincere exploration of the AIDS crisis in 1980s London, but also explores how we deal with fear.

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REVIEW: ‘Cocoon’ (2020) is Worthy of its Golden Glow

“Krippendorff crafts a stunningly alluring narrative of feminine intimacy” Cocoon (Kokon) is a triumph on the brink of womanhood: a searing portrait of young queerness centred around the lesbian awakening of fourteen-year-old Nora (Jena Urzendowaky). In the sizzling heat of Berlin’s 2018 summer, Nora has many firsts: menstruation, masturbation and smoking marijuana. Yet the core self-discovery of Nora’s…

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REVIEW: ‘Happiest Season (2020)’ is a Fresh and Validating take on the Classic Christmas Rom-Com.

Happiest Season serves as a refreshingly honest and sensitive look into the pressures of the Christmas period, high family expectations, and the fear of letting them down by revealing long-hidden secrets.

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