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Bette Midler to star as Mae West in newly announced biopic

Bette Midler to star as Mae West in newly announced biopic

Bette Midler may be winning over a new generation of fans in Ryan Murphy’s The Politician, but she’s heading back to the silver screen with a new HBO production. The stage and screen veteran is attached to an upcoming biopic on the life of Mae West, based on the actor’s 1970 autobiography Goodness Had Nothing To Do […]

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New doco delves into the life of flamboyant Latinx psychic Walter Mercado

New doco delves into the life of flamboyant Latinx psychic Walter Mercado

A new documentary from Netflix is taking a look behind the scenes of Walter Mercado, a gender non-conforming Latinx psychic who became a TV superstar among Spanish-speaking communities across North and Central America. “Every day for decades, extravagant Puerto Rican astrologer, psychic and gender nonconforming legend Walter Mercado charmed the world with his televised horoscopes,” […]

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Jackie Weaver takes over a drag bar in new film ‘Stage Mother’

Australian acting legend Jacki Weaver is heading to a gay bar in her new film Stage Mother. When conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline (Weaver) inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club, she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this […]

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Review | ‘The Booksellers’ documentary is a book lover’s dream

Review | ‘The Booksellers’ documentary is a book lover’s dream

The Booksellers | Dir: WD Young | ★ ★ ★ ★  The internet has certainly impacted on the popularity of books, but the book is not dead. Many people still like the feel and smell of a book, and are proud of their book collections whether the books are mundane or valuable. This documentary starts off at […]

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Check out the trailer for ‘Summer of 85’ from Francois Ozon

Check out the trailer for ‘Summer of 85’ from Francois Ozon

The Cannes Film Festival was cancelled this year, but one of the highly anticipated films of the festival is heading straight to cinemas, it’s the latest film from acclaimed director Francois Ozon. Summer of 85 is a story of friendship and love between two teenage boys at a seaside resort in Normandy in the mid-1980s. […]

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Revelation announce more exciting titles for Couched Film Festival

Revelation announce more exciting titles for Couched Film Festival

Revelation Film Festival have revealed a dozen more titles as part of their inaugural virtual film festival, Couched. Screening from 9th to 19th July, Rev will present 25+ features and documentaries, as well as a selection of short films, Q&A’s and panel discussions. Newly announced titles include Andrey Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer, documenting the life and work […]

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‘H is for Happiness’ is a brilliant, life-affirming West Australian film

‘H is for Happiness’ is a brilliant, life-affirming West Australian film

H is for Happiness | Dir: John Sheedy | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Walking out if the screening of this film, my companion asked why Australians always seem to make quirky films and my response was that it is because we do them so well. We are able to laugh at ourselves and celebrate […]

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‘Love Sarah’ brings a loved one’s delicious dream to life

‘Love Sarah’ brings a loved one’s delicious dream to life

Love Sarah | Dir: Eliza Schroeder | ★ ★ ★ ½  Sarah (Candice Brown) is cycling to Notting Hill to meet her best friend Isabelle (Shelly Conn) to discuss what has to be done to open a bakery/café in a run-down piece of real estate in West London. In a tragic turn of events, she doesn’t […]

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Sydney Film Festival goes digital with loaded 2020 program

Sydney Film Festival goes digital with loaded 2020 program

The 67th Sydney Film Festival was officially launched this week, taking the festival online and national for the very first time. Making the announcement earlier this week, Festival Director Nashen Moodley says everything has nothing has changed since last year’s event. We aren’t together in a dark cinema sharing new ideas and worlds – but […]

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Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ film ‘Belonging’ honoured at Melbourne Queer Film Fest

Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ film ‘Belonging’ honoured at Melbourne Queer Film Fest

A short film documenting the work of two of Tasmania’s leading LGBTIQ+ advocates has been honoured at this year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Directed by Matt Scholten, Belonging follows Tasmania’s journey to becoming one of the best places in the world for LGBTIQ+ rights, and the work of young activist Sam Watson and veteran advocate Rodney […]

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