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Film: Virginia

Ian Horner11th Apr, 2014
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The Government Inspector @ Belvoir

The Government Inspector @ Belvoir

By Matthew D'Silva 9th Apr, 2014

The Belvoir gets creative when a planned play falls through. Then an imposter arrives.

Comedy: Bryony Kimmings - Sex Idiot

Comedy: Bryony Kimmings - Sex Idiot

By Kylie Bartel 3rd Apr, 2014

This UK import for the International Comedy Festival is breaking hearts and making a name for herself in the best possible way.

Clybourne Park @ Ensemble Theatre

Clybourne Park @ Ensemble Theatre

By Matthew D'Silva 1st Apr, 2014

A play that ruffles the feathers of the audience, making them squirm in their seats and challenge their way of thinking, is something that should be done more often.

Comedy: Tom Ballard - UnAustralian(ish)1

Comedy: Tom Ballard - UnAustralian(ish)

By Joe Rocca 27th Mar, 2014

Tom Ballard's Unaustralian(ish) is entertaining, intelligent, thought provoking, political, funny and a whole lot of GAY.

Film: Jack & Diane

Film: Jack & Diane

By Christopher Fieldus 20th Mar, 2014

The story of two lovesick teenagers, Jack & Diane captures the fullness of first love, distorting the familiar narrative with a sense of dread and revulsion.

Film: Meth Head

Film: Meth Head

By David Branigan 18th Mar, 2014

This American indie melodrama perhaps surprisingly sits at the comforting end of the seemingly finite classic gay narratives.

Film: Zoe Misplaced

Film: Zoe Misplaced

By Deborah Singerman 18th Mar, 2014

The cheers at the end of Zoe Misplaced not only celebrated what the Mardi Gras Festival directors called a “witty” and “highly relatable” film, but also showed that we want more Australian protaganists on screen.

Film: Cupcakes

Film: Cupcakes

By Dean Arcuri 17th Mar, 2014

A guilty camp pleasure for everyone from film geeks to euro pop nerds and beyond, Cupcakes is camp pop fun.

Film: Free Fall

Film: Free Fall

By Dean Arcuri 17th Mar, 2014

It's more than just a pretty German coming out drama, it’s a grown up film with ideas and answers that aren’t simple. Like in real life, neat happy endings never really appear.

Film: G.B.F.

Film: G.B.F.

By Dean Arcuri 17th Mar, 2014

If teen comedies where top 40 blonde pop stars, G.F.B. would be the hippest freshest and next level and newest. Queer diverse, teen comedy with heart and soul. Like all the classics before it, it is something so familiar that we’ve never seen before.

Film: You and the Night

Film: You and the Night

By Dean Arcuri 17th Mar, 2014

"Just about the queerest thing in this years MQFF," You and the Night is a pansexual party of abstract proportions.

Film: Snails in the Rain

Film: Snails in the Rain

By Dean Arcuri 17th Mar, 2014

When a secret admirer starts leaving Boaz love letters in the post, a couple are forced to look at what this means for their lives and the role repression plays for us all.

Film: Pitstop

Film: Pitstop

By Dean Arcuri 17th Mar, 2014

Intelligent, intimate with a solid truth to its' theme, Pitstop doesn’t treat its audiences or its characters like fools.

Film: Dual

Film: Dual

By Deborah Singerman 16th Mar, 2014

The twists and turns of this co-production from Slovenia, Denmark and Croatia highlight the joy of happen-stance meetings that progress to a promise of so much more.

Film: Croc-A-Dyke-Dundee

Film: Croc-A-Dyke-Dundee

By Deborah Singerman 15th Mar, 2014

Dawn O’Donnell was a Sydney identify. This documentary does not shy away from the rumours, the stories, the colour and glamour of this convent girl, turned ice skater turned ruthless businesswoman.

Film: Any Day Now

Film: Any Day Now

By Dean Arcuri 14th Mar, 2014

A beautiful shot and powerfully subtle film starring Alan Cumming about becoming a family, finding a home, and fighting to keep it in the face of discrimination.

DVD: Concussion

DVD: Concussion

By Belinda Hazleton 13th Mar, 2014

"Concussion is certainly watchable and entertaining to a point, but don’t approach it with very high expectations."