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It’s Queerama at the cinema this June and July

Upgrade (★★★★) is directed by Leigh Whannell, the Australian screenwriter, director, producer, actor responsible for the Saw franchise of horror films with his friend James Wan. The near future science fiction thriller opens a thrilling car chase and predictable violence when mechanic Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green) and his wife have their automatic car hijacked. […]

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Melbourne Underground Film Festival Director retracts resignation

Melbourne Underground Film Festival Director retracts resignation

The controversial director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival has retracted his decision to resign from the festival. Richard Wolstencroft now says the festival will be a place to celebrate freedom of speech and stand up to political correctness. Last year Wolstencroft indicated he would be stepping down from the festival following negative feedback regarding comments he […]

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Revelation Perth International Film Festival release 2018 program

Revelation Perth International Film Festival release 2018 program

Revelation Perth International Film Festival returns for its 21st year with a program bursting with unique feature films and documentaries from at home and beyond. The 2018 festival will feature over 180 films, 25 world and international premieres and 57 Australian premieres. Festival founder Richard Sowada says the team are enormously proud of the program […]

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Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival hits Perth this July

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival hits Perth this July

Cinema Paradiso will host the best of Nordic cinema this July with the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival. The festival will host a selection of films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland for their Australian premieres. A Horrible Woman, winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actress at Denmark’s Academy Awards, is a dark comedy which […]

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Netflix drops trailer for queer romcom Alex Strangelove

Netflix drops trailer for queer romcom Alex Strangelove

The first trailer has dropped for a new Netflix comedy that follows a US high school student as he discovers his own sexuality. Alex Strangelove tells the story of Alex Truelove, a young man who finds himself torn between his long-term girlfriend, and a burgeoning crush on a new openly gay friend in his life. […]

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The Happy Prince: Rupert Everett is Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince: Rupert Everett is Oscar Wilde

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming biopic following the life of the infamous Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde. The Happy Prince stars Rupert Everett, also in the role of writer and director of the film, as the notorious queer wordsmith. Wilde is celebrating the great success of his play The Importance of Being […]

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Prepare yourselves for Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate

Prepare yourselves for Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio is heading back to the big screen with a naturally disastrous sequel. Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate reunites us with Richard Martinez, the high school teacher who won the respect of his students by becoming the fierce Bianca Del Rio. Rachel Dratch returns as Bianca’s […]

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Jim Parsons and Claire Danes raise non-binary child in A Kid Like Jake

Jim Parsons and Claire Danes raise non-binary child in A Kid Like Jake

Claire Danes and Jim Parsons play parents trying to help their gender non-conforming child explore their identity in a new film from queer director Silas Howard. A Kid Like Jake stars Leo James Davis as the titular character, as parents Alex (Danes) and Greg (Parsons) begin the process of finding the best kindergarten for their […]

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Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan start a family in new romcom

Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan start a family in new romcom

Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan are a celebrity power couple in the new romantic comedy from The Craft director Andrew Fleming. Ideal Home follows film director Paul (Rudd) and his husband, celebrity chef Erasmus (Coogan), a troubled couple who face a new challenge when a long-lost grandson shows up at their door. “Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd […]

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April Film Reviews: The Quiet and the Divine

A Quiet Place (★★★★★) is one of the scariest horror films ever made. When you see it, make sure you turn off your mobile phone, don’t take any popcorn or food that will make a noise and don’t talk. The opening scenes are in complete silence. Evelyn and Lee Abbot (real-life married couple Emily Blunt […]

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