REVIEW: Bel Canto

★★★ In an ambiguous, revolution ravaged South American nation, a world famous American opera singer (Julianne Moore), is performing at a glittering private function for...

Among Angels at The Courtyard Theatre – ‘the Chemsex play that gazes heavenwards’

★★★by Ifan Llewelyn Through a rather unassuming doorway near Old Street station sits The Courtyard Theatre. You would be forgiven for just walk right past...

Girl review – An unflinching look at a cis conception of the trans experience

★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn The story of Belgian transgender ballet dancer Nora Monsecour is one not familiar to most of us, despite making waves on...

Trans Actors for Trans Roles? The ongoing debate.

We talk to trans actor Elijah W Harris and trans non-binary actor Lucy Jane Parkinson about why playing trans roles is important.  It seems that every...

After Edward review – ‘a phantasmagoria of queer influences that ultimately fumbles’

★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn ‘Edward II’ falls flat on his face from the heavens on to centre stage. Just as he’s trying to regain his...

Romance, Romance review – ‘a fanciful romp that entertains without asking any big questions’

★★★★by Ifan Llewelyn It’s been over thirty years since Romance/Romance first hit the off-off-Broadway stage of the Actor’s Outlet Theatre, and though not quite...

Circa review – ‘Ratcliffe’s whistle-stop bildungsroman of a gay man’s life’

★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn Turn left out of Angel station and you’ll find yourself at the red-lacquered doors of the unassuming Red Lion Pub. Nestled inside...

Gay Sex Through The Ages – Have We Met Before?

Chronicling how men meet other men for sex, filmmaker Oliver Mason dove into half a century of the UK’s sexual history, looking at the...
Benjamin

FILM REVIEW: Benjamin

By Dylan B Jones Simon Amstell’s Benjamin is a film about skinny white boys kissing. It’s also a film about audiences, and the pain or...

REVIEW: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy’s performance is divisive in this detailed etching of a forgotten fraudster. In a performance that has garnered both ‘Worst’ and ‘Best’ Actress Award...

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