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Hedwig and the Angry Inch origin of love

Twenty years ago John Cameron Mitchell dared to do what no one else would – tell the story of an East German punk-rock singer and her botched sex change operation. Originally a musical, the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch was released a few years later to critical acclaim and quickly achieved cult status within …

Scarlett johansson

Actress Scarlett Johansson has faced a backlash for her role as crime kingpin and massage parlor owner Dante “Tex” Gill in upcoming drama Rub & Tug. The film will follow Gill’s successful chain of massage parlors that were fronts for sex work and his encounters with the mob in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the 1970s and …

Elle Fanning in movie still from Mary Shelley about famous Frankenstein author

Headlined by actress Elle Fanning, directed by Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour (the female helmer behind the coming-of-age tale Wajdja) and written by Brisbane talent Emma Jensen, Mary Shelley is a suitably female-driven production detailing the origins of its titular subject’s greatest work – Frankenstein. As horrific as Shelley’s prose are, as well as the …

lesbian drama disobedience

A beautifully crafted film that is sure to break your heart in the process, Disobedience honestly and respectfully explores forbidden love, one’s own faith, and the notion of free will. When news travels to New York-based photographer Rhonit (Rachel Weisz) that her long-estranged father Rav Krushka, a beloved leader of an Orthodox Jewish congregation in …

Ideal Home Steve Coogan paul rudd

Director Andrew Fleming has had nothing if not a varied career behind the camera. From the hetero/homosexual love triangle that was at the basis of 1994’s romp Threesome to the fantastical horror of The Craft – with a slew of episodic TV work with Younger and New Girl thrown in for good measure – the …

Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek

The first teaser trailer for the long-awaited biopic of rock band Queen and frontman Freddie Mercury has been released. Rami Malek, the star of TV series Mr. Robot, plays the charismatic Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, set to hit screens later this year. The film, which will be released 27 years after Mercury’s death, is described …

Tully Movie

As a filmmaker Jason Reitman hasn’t had the most consistent streak. For every lauded production like Up in the Air and the Oscar-winning Juno, there are lesser features such as Labor Day and the ensemble Men, Women & Children. Thankfully his latest effort, Tully, is firmly placed amongst the higher quality titles in his catalogue. …

Avengers infinity war

4.5 stars In some ways writing a review on Avengers: Infinity War seems almost redundant as it’s the type of film that has a devoted audience so built-in that there’s no need to read someone’s thoughts to convince you otherwise on its worth. That being said, my line of work means I am fortunate (privileged …

THE SONG KEEPERS

Following the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir on a tour through Germany, performing a repertoire of Lutheran hymns brought to Australia more than a century ago and translated into their own langue, The Song Keepers is a simple, lovingly-intended documentary that never quite reaches the depths its subject matter deserves. There is noteworthy content peppered …

A teenager has told the touching story of how her mother finally embraced her daughter’s bisexuality after the pair watched the gay drama film Love, Simon together. The film stars Nick Robinson as Simon (pictured), a high school student struggling with his sexuality until he meets someone online from his school who’s going through the …

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