Category Archives: Film

Movie review: Boulevard (2015)

Opening film of the Queer Screen, Sydney’s LGBTI movie week, and the audience had a mixed reaction, most people enjoying it, but not a lot of enthusiasm, a wrinkled nose (indicating displeasure) and one pal who thought it ‘shouldn’t have … Continue reading

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2013 in lists (art, books, entertainment, shows)

The year in concerts, shows (musicals/theatre/dance) and books! CONCERTS Sing the Truth, State Theatre (January) – Welcome 2013. Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright. Quite a triple-bill, but the surprise for me was Lizz Wright. I don’t think I’ve … Continue reading

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Movie Review: 20 Feet From Stardom

I was really lucky to catch a new documentary on a flight from Perth to Sydney last week: 20 Feet From Stardom directed by Morgan Neville. It tells the stories of backup singers. One of the things I loved the … Continue reading

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Movie review: Frances Ha

Sometimes if I’m editing a piece of writing, my own or someone else’s, I’ll try to drill down to the main idea of it and discover it’s not there, and it slowly unravels. I’m not sure if this analogy works … Continue reading

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Terrible Gay Films: Keep the Lights On

It makes sense, when one is in a minority, to seek out images and affirmation of the group one belongs to. So, gay film was certainly a part of my coming out process, and a way to explore and affirm … Continue reading

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