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Swan Song: a disappointing outing for Udo Kier

The final part of Todd Stephens’s semi-autobiographical Ohio Trilogy evinces the otherness of being queer in small-town America, but fails to make good use of its star.

By Alex Davidson

Swan Song: a disappointing outing for Udo Kier
The best of 2021

2021: the year in queer cinema

By Alex Davidson

2021: the year in queer cinema
Reviews

Flee is an astonishing animated portrait of a young refugee

By Alex Davidson

Flee is an astonishing animated portrait of a young refugee
Reviews

Cowboys rides all guns blazing into its transgender childhood story

By Alex Davidson

Cowboys rides all guns blazing into its transgender childhood story
Reviews

Sequin in a Blue Room odysseys through a Lynchian queer underworld

By Alex Davidson

Sequin in a Blue Room odysseys through a Lynchian queer underworld
Reviews

It’s a Sin is a love letter to 1980s gay culture – and hate mail to the era’s homophobic hegemony

By Alex Davidson

It’s a Sin is a love letter to 1980s gay culture – and hate mail to the era’s homophobic hegemony
Features

Why do we treat serial killers’ gay victims as dramatically disposable?

By Alex Davidson

Why do we treat serial killers’ gay victims as dramatically disposable?
Reviews

Welcome to Chechnya review: exodus from a burning closet

By Alex Davidson

Welcome to Chechnya review: exodus from a burning closet
Polls

The best TV series of 2019

By James Bell, Isabel Stevens and others

The best TV series of 2019
Features

Oscars so serious – Why sidelining comedies at the Academy Awards isn’t funny

By Alex Davidson

Oscars so serious – Why sidelining comedies at the Academy Awards isn’t funny
Features

2018: The year in LGBTQ+ cinema

By Alex Davidson

2018: The year in LGBTQ+ cinema
Lists

5 LGBTQ+ films you should watch at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

By Alex Davidson

5 LGBTQ+ films you should watch at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival
Lists

15 rare times when a director made great films in 5 or more different decades

By Alex Barrett, Martyn Conterio and others

15 rare times when a director made great films in 5 or more different decades
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10 great gay romance films

By Alex Davidson

10 great gay romance films
Features

Was Merchant Ivory’s Maurice just too gay for the 1980s?

By Alex Davidson

Was Merchant Ivory’s Maurice just too gay for the 1980s?
Where to begin

Where to begin with Derek Jarman

By Alex Davidson

Where to begin with Derek Jarman
Features

Find your tribe: why family is a hot topic in queer cinema

By Alex Davidson

Find your tribe: why family is a hot topic in queer cinema
Lists

10 great LGBTQ+ films from Latin America

By Alex Davidson

10 great LGBTQ+ films from Latin America
Features

The LGBT film highlights of 2017

By Alex Davidson

The LGBT film highlights of 2017
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10 great LGBT thrillers

By Alex Davidson

10 great LGBT thrillers
Features

Vampire, warrior, Bond girl: Grace Jones on film

By Alex Davidson

Vampire, warrior, Bond girl: Grace Jones on film
Lists

5 to see at LFF 2017 if you like... LGBT cinema

By Alex Davidson

5 to see at LFF 2017 if you like... LGBT cinema
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10 great films about ménage-à-trois relationships

By Alex Davidson

10 great films about ménage-à-trois relationships
Features

Hand in Glove: The Smiths, Morrissey and ‘kitchen sink’ cinema

By Alex Davidson

Hand in Glove: The Smiths, Morrissey and ‘kitchen sink’ cinema
Where to begin

Where to begin with Merchant Ivory

By Alex Davidson

Where to begin with Merchant Ivory
News

Podcast: three critics discuss the best of BFI Flare 2017

By Alex Davidson, So Mayer and others

Podcast: three critics discuss the best of BFI Flare 2017
Where to begin

Where to begin with Rainer Werner Fassbinder

By Alex Davidson

Where to begin with Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Features

In defence of Mommie Dearest

By Alex Davidson

In defence of Mommie Dearest
Features

The strange history of LGBT films at the Oscars

By Alex Davidson

The strange history of LGBT films at the Oscars
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