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Italian Film Festival includes queer film ‘Summertime’

Italian Film Festival includes queer film ‘Summertime’




Italian film Summertime (L’estate Addosso) from director Gabrielle Muccino will play as part of the 2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso and Luna SX this coming September. The film tells the story of a gay couple living in San Francisco who take in two teens traveling from Italy to start a new life in […]

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August Film Reviews: Horror highlights from fantasy to reality

August Film Reviews: Horror highlights from fantasy to reality




The ancient walking, talking tree (voiced by Liam Neeson) in A Monster Calls (★★★★★) might be a monster to some children, but Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is twelve and has to deal with some grown-up things in his life. Apart from having bullying classmates, his mother (Felicity Jones) is very ill. His father (Toby Kebbell) has […]

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NBC orders another new season of Will & Grace

NBC orders another new season of Will & Grace




US broadcasters NBC have announced the upcoming Will & Grace revival will have a second series, before this year’s season has even hit our screens. Speaking at the Television Critics Association, NBC chair Bob Goldblatt revealed the tenth season will have 13 episodes, and the impending ninth season has been granted an extra four episodes – bringing […]

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Romantic queer animation captures the world’s heart

Romantic queer animation captures the world’s heart




After winning a swag of awards around the world a short animated film has racked up over four million views since it was posted on YouTube. In a Heartbeat was created by Beth David and Esteban Bravo at the Ringling College of Art and Design. The film is about a closeted boy who “runs the risk of being outed by […]

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Farmer Brad comes out on ‘This Time Next Year’

Farmer Brad comes out on ‘This Time Next Year’




Channel Nine’s new show This Time Next Year was a big hit when it premiered last night. Karl Stefanovic’s new show topped the ratings with 1.282m people tuning in. The show sees Stefanovic interview people in front of a studio audience and they share their dream of something they’d like to achieve within the next 12 months. One […]

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‘The Good Fight’ comes to SBS on Wednesday night

‘The Good Fight’ comes to SBS on Wednesday night




Australian audiences will get to return to the world of law film Lockhart Gardiner when The Good Fight premiers on SBS TV on Wednesday night. The new TV show, which is a spin-off from the popular long running series The Good Wife, features Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downtown Abbey) as new character who is a lesbian. The […]

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‘Tom of Finland’ is a great look at history… but where’s the erotica?

‘Tom of Finland’ is a great look at history… but where’s the erotica?




Tom of Finland | Cinema Paradiso | Sunday July 30 | ★ ★ ★ ½ There is no denying that when I heard about a Tom of Finland biopic my initial thought was this is going to be soft-core pornography, which I was ecstatic and excited about. For all of those that are like me and are […]

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Anthony Rapp on playing Star Trek’s first fully fledged gay character

Anthony Rapp on playing Star Trek’s first fully fledged gay character




Trekkies and science fiction fans alike are buzzing with excitement as Star Trek’s latest instalment draws nearer to its premiere. LGBT+ fans of the series will finally see themselves boldly go where no-one has gone before, as not one but two queer characters join the cast of Star Trek: Discovery, and a gay relationship is given in-depth […]

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AHS: Cult – New season of American Horror Story revealed

AHS: Cult – New season of American Horror Story revealed




After months of anticipation, Ryan Murphy and FX have revealed this year’s theme for the American Horror Story anthology series. In a typically creepy trailer, this year’s title has been revealed to be ‘Cult’, with reports that it will be loosely based on the 2016 US Presidential Election. Creator Murphy also revealed on his Instagram account […]

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Icelandic film ‘Heartstone’ subtly captures teenage experience

Icelandic film ‘Heartstone’ subtly captures teenage experience




‘Heartstone’ is the debut feature from Icelandic director Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson. The film follows two teenage friends as they take their first steps into adulthood, trying to make sense of who they are, and the world around them. The film features the amazing barren landscape of Iceland, which provides an interesting backdrop to the story that […]

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