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Hop, skip and a jump: looking back at 2019

I know it’s a whole new decade and everything, but I don’t really want to look back ten whole years… because, sad to say, I don’t feel I’ve done all that much for most of it. I’d been working at the same company since 2009; in 2013 I quit and tried my hand at freelancing, […]

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Orange is the coolest colour: days 1002 — 1028

Impressions and elections

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The 2019 Vancouver Queer Film Festival: days 948 — 967

Song Lang An absolutely gorgeous film, weaving lush tragic dramas of mythical kings and princesses against the gritty reality of 1980’s socialist Saigon. Is it a bit heavy-handed with the symbolism and metaphors? Sure, though that’s to be expected in a story that’s half tear-jerking opera. Did it work? Hell yeah. It’s not an explicitly […]

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My 2019 Queer Film Fest schedule

This one is coming a bit late, but here goes: August 15 Just one film at the premiere, a sweet love story in 1980’s Saigon Final choice: Song Lang August 16 I’ve got either: earnest meditations on gayness and Christianity (Gay Chorus Deep South; The Gospel of Eureka) or… a lot of horror (Queer Fear; […]

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Fringe and foilage: days 611 — 623

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The 2018 Vancouver Queer Film Festival: days 583 — 596

Moving pictures in pictures

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Vancouver Queer Film Festival review: 1985

We know the story

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My 2018 Queer Film Fest schedule

Thursday August 9 It’s the opening gala, so there’s only one movie. A poignant drama set in the height of the AIDS crisis? Yep, I’ll take it. Final choice: 1985 Friday August 10 1985 is playing again at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts that night, so let’s look at International Village. A creepy-weird family […]

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My 2017 Queer Film Festival schedule

It’s that time of year again! Let’s see what’s out there… Thursday August 10 The opening gala, so there’s only one choice. It looks wonderful, though: dying indigenous languages, magical realism, and what looks like a deep meditation on cultures and communication? Yes please. Oh, and apparently there’s a long-lost love story between two guys, […]