God's Own Country

God's Own Country ★★★★

Why is queer cinema so much better than anything else right now? It's taking the romance genre and giving relationships a genuine realness and intimate believability to them. There's honesty and rawness in the way they portray the physical nature of relationships and God's Own Country takes all of that on and succeeds at it immensely. A hardened romance with Northern England's vast landscape as the backdrop. It's vulnerable, transformative and subdued with a screenplay that relies more on its characters and their actions instead of its dialogue. Striking direction and shot with such sincerity, it's another gay romance for the ages.

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