MQFF19 Papi Chulo

MQFF: Papi Chulo

Immigration and a gay slur are some of a few English words known by Spanish speaking labourer Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño), who comes into a position of employment for Los Angeles weatherman Sean (Matt Bomer) in the 2018 c...
AF19 Girls of the Sun

Girls of the Sun

Conflict transcends both plot and narrative in 2018’s French-War film Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) with righteous themes told in such an accost manner that it detracts from the subjects experience in order to ...
AF19 Knife+Heart

Knife+Heart

Films involving the production of porn have varied in taste in the twenty two years since the release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama-comedy, Boogie Nights. Where focus has been on exploring the history of abuse ex...
AF19 Celebration Yves Saint Laurent

Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent

Comparing the fruit of their labours to the efforts of the Ancient Egyptians, there is a grandiose belief held by those working for acclaimed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent that their contribution to fashion were to...
AF19 Bertrand Mandico The Wild Boys

The Wild Boys

There is a deceptive oddness to Bertrand Mandico’s 2018 Queer Fantasy film The Wild Boys (Les Garcons Sauvages). On the one hand, we have a cautionary novella that explores the relationship between masculinity and violen...
The Backlot Films Reflections in the Dust

Reflections in the Dust

With its art-house sensibilities and focus on atmosphere over plot, Reflections in the Dust will not appeal to the masses and nor does it want to do so. Unashamedly confronting, Reflections in the Dust exists to create d...
AAR AF19 Rolling To You

Rolling to You

Bordering on offensive in both plot and title, French romantic-comedy-drama film Rolling to You is a thinly veiled yet delightfully funny story about an egotistical middle-aged man named Jocelyn (Franck Dubosc – wh...
SC King of Thieves

King of Thieves

With the increasing number of films focusing on retirees involved in heists, you cannot help but wonder what is with Hollywood’s obsession with having grey-haired actors participating in criminal activity. This ‘Oceans O...