Tag Archives: queer cinema

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

Via Wikipedia When I saw the trailer for Call Me By Your Name, the newest film by Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, a car scene popped up that seemed all too familiar: a woman caresses the hair of her teary-eyed son, and they drive in silence as he whimpers. It immediately became clear to me that this was not going to

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‘Beach Rats’ explores the quiet pains of sexual awakening

There is something so deeply heartbreaking about the silence with which one carries pain, the consuming numbness that occurs in reaction to the ache that burdens daily existence. And if the struggles adolescents face in today’s unforgiving world aren’t hard enough, they are amplified tenfold when placed in a context of queerness. This is at the core of Eliza Hittman’s

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‘Anya Kneez’: the trials and triumphs of a queen in Beirut

A drag queen dressed in a stunning, all-white ensemble is illuminated by a strikingly beautiful array of neon lights that greets the viewer in the opening sequence of Anya Kneez: a Queen in Beirut. In what can only be described as a dreamy trance, set to the recurring tone of club music, Anya demands the attention of the viewer from

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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 than a few Oscar nods

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