REVIEW: ‘Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story’ (2022) Is Intimate and Powerful All at Once

Caught between the pain of being celebrated under a persona that solely elicits pain and being terrified of what might transpire with honesty, Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story ultimately illustrates how much richer the world is when people are free to be who they are.

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Pride 2022 – Flip Screen’s Recent LGBTQ+ Media Faves

From under-the-radar comedies to emotionally stirring period dramas, and everything in between, here’s what some of the Flip Screen team had to say about the recent shows and films with LGBTQ+ themes and characters that resonated with them.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘The End Of Wonderland’ (2021) is a Thoughtful And Complex Look at a Trans Sex Worker’s Life

An imperfect but thoughtful look at a the many facets of a trans sex worker’s life.

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BFI Flare Review: Short Films That Showcase A Diversity of Lives

These short films shown as part of BFI Flare provide a rich variety of storytelling, and try to use minimal time to their potential.

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REVIEW: ‘Found Family’ (2021) is a Sweet Addition to the Lesbian Bildungsroman

“‘Found Family’ (2021) is a sweet addition to the lesbian bildungsroman in film.”

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REVIEW: Queerness is Contemplative when ‘Boy Meets Boy’ (2021)

“Taken either as a lazy afternoon watch or a jumping-off point for discussion, ‘Boy Meets Boy’ has it within to satisfy a gay audience hungry for better films.”

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[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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