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Review | Love meets disaster in ‘Tremors’ at the Spanish Film Festival

Review | Love meets disaster in ‘Tremors’ at the Spanish Film Festival

Tremors | Cinema Paradiso | May 3 & 12 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Tremors is a very dark film. It opens with 40-something Pablo (Juan Pablo Olyslager) arriving home in the rain after work in Guatemala City. Obviously wealthy, he is met by the maid who tells him that his young son and daughter have […]

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Review | ‘Carmen & Lola’ brings lesbian romance to the Spanish Film Festival

Review | ‘Carmen & Lola’ brings lesbian romance to the Spanish Film Festival

Carmen & Lola | Cinema Paradiso | May 6 & 11 | ★ ★ ★ ★   Carmen & Lola, the first feature film from Arantxa Echevarria, takes the audience into a deeply Catholic gypsy community in the bustling Spanish city of Madrid. There’s colour, dancing and the sense of a close-knit community where Carmen (Rosy Rodriguez) and […]

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‘1985’ Director Yen Tan on the importance of remembering our past

‘1985’ Director Yen Tan on the importance of remembering our past

Writer and director Yen Tan is taking audiences back to the beginnings of the AIDS crisis in his upcoming drama 1985. The film focuses on family, and follows the story of Gotham star Cory Michael Smith as the closeted Adrian, who returns home to Texas to reconnect with his loved ones after experiencing unspeakable tragedies in New […]

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Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern bring ‘J.T Leroy’ to the big screen

Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern bring ‘J.T Leroy’ to the big screen

Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern star in the new move J.T LeRoy, which documents the literary scandal of a cult author who turned out to be a work of fiction. In the late 1990’s J. T. LeRoy’s book Sarah was a best seller around, it told the story of a woman who was a truck stop sex worker and […]

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Have you got an idea for a feature film?

Have you got an idea for a feature film?

Calling all filmmakers! Do you have an idea for a feature film? Maybe it’s a great love story, or a horror flick where zombies take over the world but only the queers survive? A historical drama? Whatever you idea is, here’s a competition that might help you realise your dreams. The Continue Short Film Initiative […]

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Vanessa Paradis stars in queer slasher flick ‘Knife + Heart’

Vanessa Paradis stars in queer slasher flick ‘Knife + Heart’

Lovers of 70’s films from directors like Brian De Palma might want to track down the new gay French slasher film Knife + Heart. The film, which was in competition at last year’s Cannes Film Festival stars Vanessa Paradis. It pays homage to thrillers of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Set in 1979, Paradis stars […]

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A Fantastic Woman explores love, loss and the trans experience

A Fantastic Woman explores love, loss and the trans experience

A Fantastic Woman | Queens Building | Sat 30 Mar | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Although the annual Perth Independent Latino Film Festival does not arrive in Perth until August, Cine Vivo has organised special events throughout the year. The first event is a screening of the incredible Chilean drama A Fantastic Woman (★ ★ ★ […]

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‘Rocketman’ director Dexter Fletcher denies gay sex scene has been cut

‘Rocketman’ director Dexter Fletcher denies gay sex scene has been cut

Dexter Fletcher, the director of the upcoming film Rocketman denies that a key sex scene has been cut from the film in order to for it to get a PG rating in the USA. The film brings to life Elton John’s journey from aspiring songwriter to global superstar, and promises not to shy away from including […]

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Woody hits the road in first full-length trailer for Toy Story 4

Woody hits the road in first full-length trailer for Toy Story 4

Almost a quarter of a century since the release of the original film, Disney Pixar have given fans their first trailer for the fourth installment in the Toy Story series. Audiences have grown since Toy Story captivated audiences in 1995, and the film’s scope and tone have grown with them. After being handed over to a new child at […]

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Review | Nicole Kidman is out for revenge in Destroyer

Review | Nicole Kidman is out for revenge in Destroyer

Destroyer | MA15+ | Thu 21st Mar | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  LAPD Detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) seems to have spent the night in her car under a bridge. Certainly looking a lot worse for wear, she staggers from her car to the crime scene nearby where a dead man lies face-down and she recognizes […]

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