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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.

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  • Where to begin with Merchant Ivory

    Your next obsession: the exquisite period dramas of Merchant Ivory

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Features

  • 10 great films about sex

    In the era of Nymph()maniac and Fifty Shades of Grey, we survey sex at the movies with a list of some of cinema’s naughtiest classics. Warning: this feature contains explicit imagery!

    Monday, July 10, 2017

    Lists

  • 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

    Festivals

  • 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

    Features

  • 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

    Features

  • 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

    Features

  • 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

    Lists

  • 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

    Features

  • Winona Ryder: 10 essential performances

    From Beetlejuice to Stranger Things, 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 the 2016 BFI London Film Festival. Alex Davidson highlights 10 of the hottest tickets.

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    Features

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