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Review | My Big Gay Italian Wedding will leave you on a high

Review | My Big Gay Italian Wedding will leave you on a high

My Big Gay Italian Wedding | Lavazza Italian Film Festival | til Oct 14 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Antonio (Cristoano Caccamo) and Paulo (Salvatore Esposito) are living in Berlin when they decide to get married. Antonio takes Paulo to meet his parents and also reveal his sexuality and Paulo takes Antonio to see the mother he […]

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Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Just Friends | The Backlot Perth | Sept 12 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  WA’s third Perth International Queer Film Festival opened with a bang last night, with a jam-packed screening of four short films and an excellent full-length feature from the Netherlands – Just Friends. Of the four shorts that prefaced the film, Australia’s own Papercut […]

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Armie Hammer says Call Me By Your Name sequel is happening

Armie Hammer says Call Me By Your Name sequel is happening

One of the stars of the much-loved Call Me By Your Name has assured fans a sequel is on its way. The award-winning film follows a moment in time where characters Oliver and Elio meet in 1980s Italy, and share a fleeting romance – based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman. Armie […]

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Sauvage: First look at story of gay sex worker that shocked Cannes

Sauvage: First look at story of gay sex worker that shocked Cannes

Audiences at the world’s most prestigious film festival reportedly walked out of a screening of a new film that follows the story of a gay sex worker. Sauvage made its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival back in May, earning mixed responses ranging from glowing praise to absolute shock. Now the film’s first trailer […]

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Chloë Sevigny is ‘Lizzie’ in queer reimagining of notorious axe murders

Chloë Sevigny is ‘Lizzie’ in queer reimagining of notorious axe murders

Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart are set to star in an upcoming film that re-explores the mystifying tale of two 19th century axe murders that persist in popular culture to date. Lizzie follows the story of Lizzie Borden, a young woman who was suspected, tried and acquitted for the grisly murder of her father and […]

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Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

The Perth International Queer Film Festival returns for its third year with another fabulous program of LGBTI+ cinema from around the globe. The fundraising initiative of the WA AIDS Council in collaboration with The Backlot features a selection of feature length and short films that capture a variety of queer experiences. Festival Artistic Director Mark […]

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Here’s your first look at conversion therapy drama Boy Erased

Here’s your first look at conversion therapy drama Boy Erased

Joel Edgerton is bringing Garrard Conley’s memoir to the silver screen, today releasing the first heart-wrenching trailer for the upcoming drama. The film recounts Conley’s real-life experience with gay “conversion therapy”, and his relationship with his fundamentalist family and Baptist pastor father in Arkansas. Directed and adapted for the screen by Edgerton, the film stars […]

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Scandinavian Film Festival launches this week with Darling

Scandinavian Film Festival launches this week with Darling

Darling | Cinema Paradiso | July 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Darling, directed by Danish filmmaker Birgitte Staermose, is set at the fascinating Royal Danish Ballet school and features the dancers as extras. Darling (Danica Curcic) returns to her training ground in Copenhagen from her success in New York with choreographer husband Frans (Gustaf Skarsgard) […]

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All the world’s a stage to Sir Ian McKellen

All the world’s a stage to Sir Ian McKellen

McKellen: Playing The Part | Luna | til July 18 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Ian McKellen finds it difficult to summarise his life, but does his best in McKellen: Playing the Part  which is edited down from 14 hours of interviews by director Joe Stephenson. McKellen is relaxed as he talks about his childhood, his decision to […]

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Don’t Worry: Gus Van Sant’s latest weaves an animated tale

Don’t Worry: Gus Van Sant’s latest weaves an animated tale

Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot | Luna | til July 18 | ★ ★ ★ Gus Van Sant’s latest film seems like a gambit on his part, to attempt something new in a career peppered with cult favourites (My Own Private Idaho) and mainstream smash hits (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Assembling a cast […]

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