The Best Alternative LGBTQ+ Films of the Past Decade

best alternative lgbtq+ films of the last decadeRepresentation is powerful. Film is by far the easiest way we can expose ourselves to experiences and lives that differ from our own. Film creates empathy and allows us to develop an understanding of both the characters we see on screen and ourselves. For the LGBTQ+ community representation, – and by representation I mean quality representation that represents a multifaceted queer experience – has seen a marked improvement over the last decade.

Films like Tangerine (2015), Moonlight (2016) and Love is Strange (2014) have all brought much-needed representation, as well as portraying a diverse range of queer stories. Whilst we may still have a long way to go when it comes to diversity in all aspects of cinema, we’re certainly light-years away from Rupert Everett’s two dimensional ‘gay pal’ of 1997’s My Best Friends Wedding.

Here are my picks for five of the best alternative LGBTQ+ films to adorn our screens over the past ten years. Adam Brannon will be bringing you his top picks for the top 5 mainstream LQBTQ+ movies very soon. Continue reading

Films Set At Sea: Top 5

Films set in the oceanSaturday 8th June 2019 is World Oceans Day. On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honour our fabulous oceans, which connect us all. This special celebration is about getting together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future for us and future generations.

To celebrate, we’re looking at the top five films to be set at sea or to feature water as a prominent feature throughout the movie’s running time. Whether it’s horror, sci-fi, historical drama or bombastic disaster movie, there’s no genre we haven’t scoured to bring you these fabulous films. Shall we begin? Continue reading

Top 5: Ian McKellen Performances

Top Ian McKellen rolesHappy birthday Ian McKellen or to call him by his full title: Sir Ian McKellen. The British thespian turns 80 years’ old on May 25th 2019, and with that milestone comes a career filled with memorable performances and exceptional acting skills.

Ian McKellen is arguably one of our greatest living actors, alongside the likes of Meryl Streep, Sir Patrick Stewart and looking a little younger, Hugh Jackman. His acting career includes film, television and where he made his debut; the stage. In this article, we’ll look at Ian McKellen’s best performances from the world of film. Without further ado, let’s begin. Continue reading

Die Hard Rip Offs: Top 5

Die Hard Rip OffsWith the newly released Skyscraper out in cinemas now being labelled as just another Die Hard rip off, it got me thinking.

What if we lived in a world where Die Hard the most iconic action movie of all time (and Christmas movie but we won’t get into that,) had never existed and we were left with the Die Hard Rip-offs?

So follow me as we rank the top 5 movies to watch if Die Hard was no longer an option. Just to clarify what a Die Hard rip off is, it’s got to follow one man’s struggle as he fends off a number of adversaries in an enclosed location throughout the majority of the film. Continue reading

The Best Movie Weddings: Top 5

The Best Movie WeddingsYou’d have to have been living under a rock to miss the fanfare surrounding the marriage of Prince Harry to Suits star Meghan Markle. The loved-up duo have been more akin to Hollywood A-listers in the press coverage surrounding their impending nuptials than British royals.

Nevertheless, the moment is upon us when Princess Diana’s youngest son, Harry, finally marries the love of his life. With that in mind, I thought it was high time to have a trawl through the archives and pick out the very best movie weddings of all time. Did you favourites make the cut? There’s only one way to find out. Read on. Continue reading