The first feature to be crowdfunded on TikTok, Sarah Kambe Holland’s Egghead & Twinkie is a joyous Queer road-trip movie. With a wild yet engaging visual style, it’s a charming film with teenage crushes and friendships at its centre.
Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn 2023
Malcolm Kenyatta tried to make history in 2022. Already the first openly gay person of colour elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the 31-year-old was looking to become the Democratic party’s candidate for the state’s senate election. If chosen in the primary, he would look to become the first LGBTQ+ person of colour in the United States Senate.
Kenyatta’s victory would have a couple of other milestones attached to it. Not only would he become only the 12th Black senator…
Starring Dakota Johnson, Netflix’s modernised adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion is perfectly watchable – though maybe not if you are a Janeite.
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio 2022
LFF 2022 #23
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is a delight, an utterly charming film with its fair share of laughs. The stop-motion animation is gorgeous, and the cast (particularly Mann, Bradley and McGregor) are superbly spirited. And whilst the film is serious, it is not cynical because it isn’t cynically made. Del Toro has always excelled in finding and creating magic from the bleakest of places. That has been present from Pan’s Labyrinth to Nightmare Alley, dark movies that nevertheless…