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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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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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Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton reunite for a new film

Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton reunite for a new film

Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler will be reuniting on screen 25 years after their success with The First Wives Club. Family Jewels will tell the story of three women who were at different points in their lives married to the same man. When he dies they are brought together at a summer house with all […]

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Review | Kate McKinnon shines among big stars in ‘Bombshell’

Review | Kate McKinnon shines among big stars in ‘Bombshell’

Bombshell | Dir: Jay Roach | M | ★ ★ ★  ½  The word is already out about Bombshell as it is based on the actual story of the mega-powerful head of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Roger Ailes and the women who brought him to justice for years of sexual harassment. Incredibly this was only 4 […]

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Review: ‘Cats’ is one of the oddest films you’ll see this year

Review: ‘Cats’ is one of the oddest films you’ll see this year

Cats | Dir: Tom Hooper | ★ ★ ½  Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-selling 80s musical finally makes it to the big screen and it’s one of the weirdest, oddest things to view. Packed with superstar appearances from Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, James Corden and Jennifer […]

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Reviews | Keira Knightly and Adam Driver are exposing government secrets

Official Secrets | Dir: Gavin Hood | In cinemas now | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Director Gavin Hood brings a very relevant true story of political corruption at the highest levels in several countries to the screen. It was 2003 and Tony Blair and George W Bush were on the news letting the world know that […]

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25 years of ‘The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’

25 years of ‘The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’

A quarter of a century ago, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, opened in cinemas across Australia. The second film from director Stephan Elliott has gone down in history as one of Australia’s greatest movies and it gave the country a coast to coast understanding of drag and put Australia’s LGBTI community at the centre […]

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Review | ‘Gay Chorus Deep South’ are singing for their lives

Review | ‘Gay Chorus Deep South’ are singing for their lives

Gay Chorus Deep South | Revelation Film Festival | 6th & 16th July | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Written and directed by David Charles Rodrigues, this heart-warming documentary is about the healing power of music. Rodrigues follows 300 singers from the Gay Men’s Chorus of San Francisco as they tour the southern American states with the most […]

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