‘Call Me By Your Name’: on the unforgiving pain of first love

Set against the backdrop of a charming town ‘somewhere in northern Italy,’ Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s newest film Call Me By Your Name tells the story of a romance that buds over a period of six weeks in the summer of 1983 between Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious, 17-year-old musical prodigy and bookworm; and Oliver… Read More ‘Call Me By Your Name’: on the unforgiving pain of first love

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

“The Normal Heart” enamours audiences, sheds light on AIDS epidemic

Death is terrifying. For some, love is even more scary. To have found someone you love after years of searching and having them be on the verge of death so quickly after is terror I hope to never fully fathom. In 1981, the first case of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) was clinically recorded in… Read More “The Normal Heart” enamours audiences, sheds light on AIDS epidemic

“See You in Valhalla” suffocates viewers with every cliché in the book

Sometimes, I pick up a random movie to watch hoping it’ll be good. And sometimes it is (see: Who Am I – No System is Safe). Other times, however, it’s See You in Valhalla. Primarily starring Sarah Hyland, Bret Harrison, and Michael Weston, See You in Valhalla is a drama about the estranged Burwood family that comes… Read More “See You in Valhalla” suffocates viewers with every cliché in the book