The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin ⭐⭐⭐½

While this is more suited for the small screen, it was a pleasure to watch this entertaining, touching and occasionally revealing documentary on the author of the Tales of the City series, amongst others, on a big screen at this year's Flare Festival. Not only does it provide insightful background information about his books which …

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Can’t Stop The Music (1980) (35mm) ⭐⭐½

This late entry to the disco movie genre after the success of Saturday Night Fever is simply a shambolic cash-in. Nancy Walker's directing is amateurish with little regard to continuity. The acting is stiff or hammy, sometimes both; while the script is shoddily written, with random scenes thrown in for no particular reason and unsurprisingly …

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The Handmaiden (Ah-Ga-Ssi) (S. Kor) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Park Chan-wook brings his strangely beautiful visual style and dark, cruel but very unique touch to the very English and feminine novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and proves that there is nothing you cannot fuse together harmoniously with a little creativity. Part Vertigo, part Downton Abbey, with a bit of Marquis de Sade thrown in …

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