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Air (Luft) – BFI Flare 2018 Review

Air is a thoroughly multisensory experience that will really reward those willing to surrender to and embrace a storytelling approach that embodies the ‘show don’t tell’ maxim to the extreme. The near...
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The 34th – BFI Flare 2018 Review

With the date of the long overdue referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment finally being announced, The 34th serves as a timely reminder of the struggle that led to a successful vote on Marriage Equality in...
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Becks – BFI Flare 2018 Review

Becks is the latest entry into a dramatic subgenre in which an adult prodigal daughter returns to her backwater hometown in a somewhat washed-up situation. Examples include Young Adult, Colossal, and from last...
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Hard Paint – Review

One of the criticisms levelled at Call Me By Your Name last year was how the main characters were “almost aggressively isolated from gay culture and politics”. Despite being an insular love story, Hard...
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Snapshots – BFI Flare 2018 Review

Despite a bit of overacting, contrived drama and some pretty clunky plot devices, Snapshots is very hard not to like. Perhaps because this is a movie starring largely women, made predominantly by women, and...
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Inferninho – BFI Flare 2018 Review

There aren’t enough films like Inferninho. It’s a small tale with an immense capacity for empathy. Set almost entirely in the titular bar that caters to a group of outsiders, which counts among its staff...
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The Revival – BFI Flare 2018 Review

It comes as little surprise that a number of the anti-gay pastors in America have actually been practicing what they preach against. Internalised homophobia can manifest in hugely destructive forms, and is...