All articles by Ben Walters

Reviews

Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) summons a ghost of queer past for high school advice

Monica Zanetti’s lesbian teen romance makes homophobia a historical issue as an uptight girl asks her classmate to the prom.

By Ben Walters

Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) summons a ghost of queer past for high school advice
Reviews

Martyr is a portrait of male physicality, both playful and restful

By Ben Walters

Martyr is a portrait of male physicality, both playful and restful
Interviews

How to play Rainer Werner Fassbinder: “An absolute monster who lived his art”

By Ben Walters

How to play Rainer Werner Fassbinder: “An absolute monster who lived his art”
Lists

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Interviews

Oliver Hermanus on Moffie: “Apartheid created a very binary code”

By Ben Walters

Oliver Hermanus on Moffie: “Apartheid created a very binary code”

Welcome to the closet! BFI Flare’s Five Films for Freedom 2020 are online now

By Ben Walters

Welcome to the closet! BFI Flare’s Five Films for Freedom 2020 are online now
Reviews

And Then We Danced review: finding a new rhythm as a gay man in Georgia

By Ben Walters

And Then We Danced review: finding a new rhythm as a gay man in Georgia
Polls

An A-Z of the 2010s in film

By Nick Bradshaw, Pamela Hutchinson and others

An A-Z of the 2010s in film
Features

Prospect Cottage: Derek Jarman’s wild garden

By Ben Walters

Prospect Cottage: Derek Jarman’s wild garden
Reviews

Film of the week: 120 BPM is an enthralling, devastating call to action

By Ben Walters

Film of the week: 120 BPM is an enthralling, devastating call to action
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
News

Look back in wonder: FLARE 2016 critics’ roundtable

By So Mayer and Ben Walters

Look back in wonder: FLARE 2016 critics’ roundtable
Reviews

Film of the week: Hail, Caesar!

By Ben Walters

Film of the week: Hail, Caesar!
News

FLARE 2015 critics’ roundtable

By So Mayer, Frances Morgan and others

FLARE 2015 critics’ roundtable
Features

A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating

By Anne Billson, Mark Cousins and others

A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating
News

Performing lives: Queer Lisboa 2014

By Ben Walters

Performing lives: Queer Lisboa 2014
Reviews

Film of the week: Pride

By Ben Walters

Film of the week: Pride
Reviews

Stranger by the Lake review: Alain Guiraudie’s spellbinding erotic mystery

By Ben Walters

Stranger by the Lake review: Alain Guiraudie’s spellbinding erotic mystery
Reviews

Film of the week: Inside Llewyn Davis

By Ben Walters

Film of the week: Inside Llewyn Davis
Polls

TV special: Home cinema

By Henry K Miller, Amy Taubin and others

TV special: Home cinema
Reviews

Film of the week: The Comedian

By Ben Walters

Film of the week: The Comedian