DVD Review: ‘Encounters’ (BFI release)

★★★★☆ With queer cinema experiencing something of a renaissance in recent years, the 2012 release of Encounters: Four groundbreaking classics of gay cinema – made up of short films by Lloyd Reckord, Andy Milligan, Bill Douglas and Peter De Rome – feels somewhat essential. Curated by the British Film Institute, Continue Reading


DVD Review: ’50/50′

★★★☆☆ Loosely based on the story of Will Reiser (friend of producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg), Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in Jonathon Levine’s 50/50 (2011), a tentatively-labelled comedy about cancer. At just 27, Adam (Gordon-Levitt) is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer and is subsequently forced to reassess Continue Reading