Today in queer cinema: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘In A Heartbeat’ dazzle

Earlier in the year, and after a now notorious slip, Moonlight walked away with the coveted Best Picture Oscar, making it both the first LGBT movie and the first indie movie to win Oscar gold in the category – a historic win. 2015’s Carol and The Danish Girl were the only other the LGBT-themed movies to have scored more… Read More Today in queer cinema: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘In A Heartbeat’ dazzle

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” captures the heart of adolescence 

Coming-of-age Dramas are, in my opinion, of the most difficult genres to tackle for movie-makers. These films are a culmination of a number of very fragile elements that, if executed improperly, will surely compromise the quality and authenticity of the final product. And seldom have directors succeeded in making a film that speaks to its… Read More “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” captures the heart of adolescence 

Eddie Redmayne is electrifying as Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl”

When it comes to films, it’s one of the best feelings to see an actress/actor get justly recognised for ground-breaking performances after having seen them in small secondary roles. Who would have guessed that Eddie Redmayne was the powerhouse performer we now know him to be when Les Misérables (or even My Week With Marilyn)… Read More Eddie Redmayne is electrifying as Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl”

Mad Men writer Victor Levin takes the director’s seat for “5 to 7”

It’s been a long time since I wrote one of these, and I think it’s because I haven’t found the right movie to write about. I used to think  that reviewing movies was all about watching the latest films and doing a write-up before your contemporaries. Of course, my love for film is not compromised… Read More Mad Men writer Victor Levin takes the director’s seat for “5 to 7”