Awards Season, Reviews / 13.10.2019

Way back in 1996, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet twisted a classic piece of Shakespeare's work into something palatable enough for mainstream audiences to lap up, particularly teenage girls currently fawning over a young Leonardo DiCaprio. Taking equal inspiration from a piece of Shakespeare and with this generation's teen dream Timothée Chalamet at its helm, David Michôd's The King might just unintentionally pull in a similar crowd. Whereas Luhrmann's work was a direct (albeit wildly unique) Shakespearean adaptation, The King blazes its own daring trail by leaving Shakespeare's infamous iambic pentameter behind,...

Reviews / 08.11.2018

Coming out as gay to your parents is never easy. Coming out as gay to your deeply religious parents takes the experience to a whole new level of anxiety. For all the inspiring progress made for the LBGTQI community over the last few decades, religion has often remained bluntly and stubbornly steadfast in its damning stance that homosexuality is a mortal sin queer people choose for themselves. This view takes a nastier turn into extremist territory with the archaic practice of gay conversion therapy as a treatment method to...