Queer Cinema

Look out for this subtle and furious study of queer loneliness

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A teen fights for his soul in Brazilian character study Hard Paint, which screened at this year’s BFI Flare.

Love, Simon

By Elena Lazic

What does it mean for a gay man to be ‘normal’? This coming-of-age comedy seeks to answer that question.

review

120 Beats Per Minute

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Robin Campillo’s stirring AIDS activist drama is a vital reminder of the power of protest.

review LWLies Recommends

A still point in a turning world: Barbara Hammer on her 50-year legacy

By Sean L Malin

The queer film icon reflects on her pioneering career ahead of a new retrospective of her work.

How has trans-female representation in film changed in the last 45 years?

By Isobel Raphael

Findings from a rare public screening of John Dexter’s I Want What I Want.

Revisiting forgotten queer classic Prick Up Your Ears

By Catherine Pearson

This tragicomic Joe Orton biopic offers a fascinating glimpse into London’s hidden homosexual community.

Five essential queer movies as chosen by LGBT filmmakers

By Thomas Curry

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK with these great films.

Funeral Parade of Roses offers a peek into a hidden world

By Charles Bramesco

Toshio Matsumoto’s kaleidoscopic masterpiece offers a vital perspective on gender, sexuality and identity.

Queer classic Prick Up Your Ears is returning to cinemas

By Little White Lies

Gary Oldman delivers a sensational turn in this biopic of the late playwright Joe Orton.

Tomcat

By David Jenkins

This icy Austrian relationship drama ponders how much of a battering love can take before it all falls apart.

review

God’s Own Country to open the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival

By Amy Bowker

Francis Lee’s festival darling comes home to be a part of the UK’s oldest film festival.

An illustrated taxonomy of queerness and mental illness in film

By Ruby Tandoh

In this extract from her new zine ‘Do What You Want’, Ruby Tandoh looks at how mentally ill and LGBTQ people are represented on screen.

The halting nature of desire at BFI Flare 2017

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Bold expressions of queer passion were on offer at the 31st edition of London’s premier LGBT film festival.

Barry Jenkins: ‘Where I come from, people just don’t have the means to make a film’

By Adam Woodward

The Moonlight director discusses the value of film school and finding a personal voice.

Moonlight isn’t all about sex – and it’s all the more queer for it

By Josh Lee

By not showing physical intimacy, Barry Jenkins allows sexuality to surface in his film in other ways.

Love Is Strange

By David Jenkins

The amazing chemistry between the two leads of this gay NY romance is sadly brushed to the side.

review

The Imitation Game

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Benedict Cumberbatch’s pitch perfect turn as Alan Turing isn’t enough to decipher this remarkable true story.

review

What are you looking for?

Little White Lies Logo

About Little White Lies

Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, we’ve been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature a unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.

Editorial

Design