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8 Feel-Good Queer Movies To Brighten Up Your Day

To celebrate Pride month, we’ve put together a list of eight feel-good queer movies. It can be quite a slog to uncover the gems in this relatively uncharted category. Those that are out there are not without problems, with sparse representation of people of colour, trans, and intersex characters across the board. Things are getting better,… Continue reading 8 Feel-Good Queer Movies To Brighten Up Your Day

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The Dark Circle: Love and Rebellion in the time of TB

From the rubble of WWII destruction, The Dark Circle tells the story of a pair of Jewish twins, Lenny and Miriam, whose lives are put on hold by a tuberculosis diagnosis. We are introduced to the microcosm of the sanatorium, where patients from all backgrounds and walks of life are thrown together, in some cases… Continue reading The Dark Circle: Love and Rebellion in the time of TB

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Linda Grant on X-Ray Campaigns, Anti-Semitism, and The Dark Circle

Linda Grant won the Orange Prize for Women’s Fiction in 2000 with her novel When I Lived In Modern Times. Her seventh and latest offering, The Dark Circle, has been shortlisted for this year’s Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction.  Grant is also a writer for The Guardian.  We caught up with her to talk about the inspiration… Continue reading Linda Grant on X-Ray Campaigns, Anti-Semitism, and The Dark Circle

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Get Out: Escape from Different Facets of Racism

Swooping in on the wave of increased awareness about black lives and issues following this year’s Oscars, comes the chilling and deeply disturbing horror/comedy Get Out. The film follows the story of Chris, an unsuspecting young black man who goes to visit his girlfriend’s parents’ home in the woods, only to find himself trapped in a… Continue reading Get Out: Escape from Different Facets of Racism

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La La Land’s White Saviour

Full of colourful nostalgia and indulgent escapism, La La Land has captured the hearts of millions, enough even to get into IMDb’s Top 250 at an amazing #51. However, between the wonderful costumes and attractive stars, many people haven’t noticed one pretty significant detail. As Aziz Ansari points out in SNL’s wonderful “La La Land… Continue reading La La Land’s White Saviour