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Alex Davidson

Alex Davidson is the film programmer at JW3, the Jewish arts centre in North London, 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 also programmes the monthly GLAM LGBT film nights at the ArtHouse Crouch End.

Articles by Alex Davidson

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  • Podcast: three critics discuss the best of BFI Flare 2017

    Alex Davidson, Sophie Mayer and Ben Walters discuss the best of the year’s London LGBT film fiesta – from the half-century commemoration of the Sexual Offences Act to The Untamed’s alien sex octopus.

    Friday, March 31, 2017


  • Where to begin with Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Your next obsession: the iconoclastic classics of R.W. Fassbinder, perhaps postwar Germany’s greatest filmmaker

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017


  • In defence of Mommie Dearest

    As BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival celebrates a selection of camp classics, we make the case for one of the most derided Hollywood films of all time.

    Friday, March 17, 2017


  • 10 great LGBT films from Latin America

    With films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Puerto Rico showing at this year’s BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, we take a look at some of the best gay, lesbian and trans films in Latin American from years past.

    Thursday, March 2, 2017


  • The strange history of LGBT films at the Oscars

    As Moonlight looks set for a share of Oscar glory, we explore the chequered history of how LGBT films have – and haven’t – been rewarded by the Academy in the past.

    Friday, February 24, 2017


  • 10 great Jewish LGBT films

    As Jewish arts centre JW3 celebrates the best of LGBT culture, and the release of BFI-backed documentary Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? draws closer, we remember some of the best Jewish and Israeli gay and lesbian films.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017


  • The LGBT film highlights of 2016

    As we bid farewell to a terrible year, at least we can remember some excellent films telling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stories, says Alex Davidson.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016


  • 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


  • 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


  • Where to begin with Pedro Almodóvar

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

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016


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