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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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  • Björk on film: Grimm fairytales, whaling missions and Cannes glory

    We take a look back at one of the most exciting but underreported aspects of the Icelandic singer’s career – her cinema work.

    Friday, November 20, 2015


  • Why I love... Fatal Attraction

    Both endings are terrible, the plot inherently misogynist – but I can’t help loving this troubling thriller.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015


  • 007 great underrated James Bond films

    As Spectre hits the big screen for what may be Daniel Craig’s last appearance as cinema’s most famous secret agent, we take a look at seven criminally undervalued Bond films.

    Friday, October 23, 2015


  • Five to see at LFF if you like... LGBT cinema

    Carol may be getting the headlines, but there are many more wonderful LGBT films showing at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015


  • 10 great drag films

    As our John Waters season rollicks into London, with some of Divine’s greatest moments getting the full treatment, we remember some of the best films featuring men and women in drag.

    Friday, August 28, 2015


  • 10 great films set in East Anglia

    Witches, Nazis and Anglo-Saxon curses – on film, East Anglia isn’t the rural idyll you might think… To celebrate the release of 45 Years, let’s look east at other great movies with starring roles for Suffolk, Norfolk or Cambridgeshire.

    Thursday, August 20, 2015


  • 10 great north London films

    Which of our capital’s compass points has played host to the best movies?

    Forget right-on Guardian readers and champagne socialists – on film, north London is overrun with vampires, zombies and murderers.

    Thursday, July 30, 2015


  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder: 10 essential films

    Delve into the best work from one of cinema’s most prolific – and brutal – filmmakers.

    Friday, May 29, 2015


  • 10 great bisexual films

    Characters who desire both men and women are few and far between on the big screen. But there are some glorious exceptions…

    Thursday, March 12, 2015


  • Bisexual healing: Desiree Akhavan on Appropriate Behaviour

    The director, writer and star of the witty new comedy talks about bisexuality, Muriel’s Wedding, and the challenges of directing herself.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015


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