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The Samurai

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Directed by Till Kleinert Starring Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski and Uwe Preuss On DVD & On-Demand April 13th,  2015 by Nic Ho Chee Der Samurai (The Samurai) is a surreal modern fantasy tale written and directed by Till Kleinert, which follows a young Police Officer, Jakob (Michel Diercks) and a flame haired cross-dressing sword demon […]

Udderbelly Festival Launch

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by Haresh Patel The Big Purple Cow is back on her back, legs in the air! It’s now an established marker of the arrival of summer days when the Southbank cultural quarter has her slightly less dignified, more raucous inflatable sister park herself on the lawn next to the more sensible Royal Festival Hall. As […]

John Wick

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Directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski Starring Keanu Reeves, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, John Leguizamo and Ian McShane In UK Cinemas April 10th, 2015 by Richard Hamer John Wick: strong, silent, stoic former hitman, feels like the role Keanu Reeves was born to play. This isn’t entirely a compliment. Recently widowed, and posthumously gifted […]

George MacKay

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Actor George MacKay discusses his upcoming film Bypass and the passion he has for learning. by Joanna Orland George MacKay is one of Britain’s best up-and-coming actors.  Nominated for an EE BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2014 (he lost out to Will Poulter), at age 23 he has already established a prolific repertoire of interesting […]

Jameson Empire Awards 2015

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by Joanna Orland On Sunday March 29th, the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards hosted a star-studded ceremony at Grosvenor House in Mayfair. More casual than other industry ceremonies such as The Oscars or the BAFTAs, the stars were nonetheless in abundance as they walked down the red carpet to attend the awards ceremony voted for by […]

BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival 2015

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19-29 March 2015 by Joanna Orland BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival celebrated its 29th edition in 2015.  With over fifty feature films, one hundred shorts, and industry events, the BFI Flare is the UK’s longest running and most popular LGBT film festival.  This year marked a new initiative for BFI Flare – fiveFilms4freedom is […]

Win INTERSTELLAR Goody Bag and Blu-ray™

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Directed by Christopher Nolan Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and MacKenzie Foy WIN AN AMAZING INTERSTELLAR GOODY BAG – OWN IT ON LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC BLU-RAY™  DIGIBOOK, BLU-RAY™  AND DVD ON MARCH 30 From Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, Interstellar is yours to own on Limited Edition […]

BFI Flare: Do I Sound Gay?

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Directed by David Thorpe Screening at BFI Flare on March 26th & 28th, 2015 by Joanna Orland Single and unconfident David Thorpe decides his voice sounds unmasculine and gay.  Determined to break the cultural stereotype of a ‘gay-sounding’ gay man, the director begins a journey to change his voice, and along the way explores the […]

Mad Max is coming to Cannes

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Mad Max: Fury Road will be presented in the Official Selection Out of Competition on Thursday May 14th at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. After 30 years, the hero of the legendary saga returns, this time played by Tom Hardy who replaces Mel Gibson as the central character.  It marks the long-awaited return of George Miller, […]

BFI Flare: Dressed as a Girl

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Directed by Colin Rothbart Starring Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher Screening at BFI Flare on March 25th, 2015 by Joanna Orland The East London drag scene is notorious for its fabulosity.  The modern day stars of the scene including head honcho Jonny Woo, gloriously twisted performance artist Scottee, tranny […]