The Perfection, or: Sweet harmony

Nobody could accuse this week's film of being subtle or chilled, put it that way. When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte seeks out Elizabeth, the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences. Film: The Perfection (2018) *Spoilers* TW: Sexual assault Charlotte Willmore (Allison Williams)…

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, or: Who’s cleaning up all the confetti?

This week Jill chose the brand new film adaptation of the hit West End musical of the same name. Based on the 2011 BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 it tells the story of real life Jamie Campbell who, funnily enough, became a drag queen at 16. Feature film adaptation of the musical about…

Bound, or: Let’s hear it for the girls

Tough ex-con Corky and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar. Film: Bound (1996) Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano *Spoilers* We revisit a nineties crime classic this week and not only does it…

Saving Face, or: Mum’s the word

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations. Film: Saving Face (2004) Director: Alice Wu Cast: Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen *Spoilers* Jill and I decided to get a little more structured for the rest of the year since we've pretty much…