Movie Review – Carmen & Lola

Carmen & Lola (Carmen y Lola) Spain (2018) Dir. Arantxa Echevarría “Is feeling love a sin?” Being a minority is always a struggle; some people have what might be considered the misfortune of being a minority within a minority. Maybe being in love will help ease the hardship, but even in that regard, here are … Continue reading Movie Review – Carmen & Lola

Movie Review – Dear Tenant

Dear Tenant Taiwan (2020) Dir. Cheng Yu-chieh People are their own worst enemies. If they can’t be honest with each other, they’re not going to be honest with themselves and the result is going to be messy. Unfortunately, life is never that simple and keeping things to ourselves is often the safest way to keep … Continue reading Movie Review – Dear Tenant

Movie Review – Mädchen In Uniform

Mädchen In Uniform Germany (1931) Dir. Leontine Sagan Teenage crushes are a funny thing. They can strike at any time, on anybody, and with anyone as the subject of this unrequited love. Unfortunately, there will always be people ready to snuff out these flames of desire through moral objection or duty of protection. After all, … Continue reading Movie Review – Mädchen In Uniform

Movie Review – Tracey

Tracey Hong Kong (2018) Dir. Jun Li Gay rights in many countries are still a fantasy despite us now being in the 21st century. Whether it is because of religion or hidebound attitudes afraid of causing uproar, even those who view themselves as progressive thinkers still deny homosexuals some civil liberties. Hong Kong, it seems, … Continue reading Movie Review – Tracey

Matthias & Maxime (Matthias et Maxime)

Matthias & Maxime (Matthias et Maxime) Canada (2019) Dir. Xavier Dolan Friendships that last are really special, not that I would know. When people can remain close from childhood through to adulthood and beyond, it is a remarkable achievement. But, as we grow up and times change, there will always be something to put that … Continue reading Matthias & Maxime (Matthias et Maxime)

Dating Amber

Dating Amber Ireland (2020) Dir. David Freyne Our teenage years are that tumultuous period when we discover who we are as people and lay the foundation for how we proceed into the adult world.  For many, it is a linear course with experimentation, ups, downs and many mistakes to learn from; for others, it is … Continue reading Dating Amber

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) France (2019) Dir. Céline Sciamma “Do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?” I’ve not experienced this thing called love but I imagine those who do, especially for the first time, will sense something magical unique to them. What I do understand however, … Continue reading Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

Bloom Into You Collection

Bloom Into You Collection (Cert PG) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 318 minutes approx. Love in real life is never as it is portrayed in fiction (not that I would know), so anyone expecting to hear violins and see giddy hearts whenever somebody catches their eye is in for a big  shock. So, … Continue reading Bloom Into You Collection