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Alex Davidson

Alex Davidson is a digital producer for bfi.org.uk, and a former curator for the BFI National Archive. He has written for a variety of film publications, both at the BFI and beyond, and regularly holds talks at BFI Southbank. His specialism is queer cinema and television, and he co-runs the BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Facebook page. He also co-programmes the monthly GLAM LGBT film nights at the ArtHouse Crouch End.

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  • Winona Ryder: 10 essential performances

    As the Stranger Things star celebrates her 45th birthday, we journey back through the remarkable film and TV career of Winona Ryder.

    Friday, October 28, 2016

    Lists

  • LGBT films at LFF 2016: 10 to see

    Beyond highly anticipated competition titles Moonlight and A Date for Mad Mary, there’s a wealth of great gay and lesbian cinema at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Alex Davidson highlights 10 of the hottest tickets.

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    Features

  • Where to begin with Pedro Almodóvar

    Your next obsession: the outrageous, brightly coloured films of Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    Features

  • 10 great Australian gay films

    As moving romance Holding the Man is released in cinemas, we dry our eyes and pay tribute to some of the best Australian gay films that came before.

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Lists

  • Douglas Sirk: 10 essential films

    He may be best known for his melodrama masterpieces, but they are just the pinnacle of Douglas Sirk’s remarkable career.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    Lists

  • 10 great films by really young directors

    Amazingly, these 10 classics were all made by directors aged 25 or under.

    Thursday, April 7, 2016

    Lists

  • Porn again: David McGillivray on Trouser Bar

    A slice of gay erotica makes its world premiere at BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival this weekend. It’s a film with a fascinating history.

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Interviews

  • 10 great films set in Ireland

    Ireland has inspired filmmakers from across the world. Here are 10 of the best Irish films and features set on the Emerald Isle.

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Lists

  • 10 great Canadian lesbian, gay and transgender films

    Canada leads the way in great queer cinema. Our favourites include a polarising male prison drama, a lush romance with a lesbian circus performer, and Kurt Cobain’s favourite film.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    Lists

  • 10 great films from 1996

    Take That broke up, the Spice Girls broke through, and Dolly the Sheep was born. But which films were in cinemas, and how do they shape up today?

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Lists

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