In this issue…
The Amorous Imagination
We talk to the director of Carol about how, in the words of Leonard Cohen, there ain’t new cure for love.
The Great Beauty
David Ehrlich attempts to isolate the magnetising qualities of lauded screen siren, Cate Blanchett.
Is it possible to locate a homoerotic subtext in just about any movie? LWLies investigates.
The Look Of Silence
Rooney Mara complex screen persona finds its most perfect outlet in Todd Haynes’ Carol. Adam Woodward talks to this silent star.
The Love Parade
When we say “I love you”, what does it actually mean? Matt Thrift compiles some of cinema’s most dazzling and ambiguous uses of this important phrase.
The Opposite Of Everything
Joao Ferreira, creative director of Queer Lisboa Film Festival, offers a definition of modern queer cinema.
Cheat Sheet #2: 100 Queer Classics
One hundred classic LGBT and queer-themed movies which you simply must see.
Nick Pinkerton offers a history of newspaper comic strips on film ahead of the release of The Peanuts Movie.
Also, we see Kurt Russell’s Bone Tomahawk, observe as Johnny Depp reaches Black Mass, traverse Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, accompany Saoirse Ronan to Brooklyn, pay a visit to Lily Tomlin’s Grandma, enter Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, sample Sean Baker’s Tangerine, experience Gaspar Noé’s Love 3D, plan a liaison with Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, and sing Terence Davies’ haunting Sunset Song.
All that plus interviews with Terence Davies, Saoirse Ronan, Pete Sohn and Gaspar Noé, special reports from the Venice and Toronto film festivals, Jacques Gites reports from the set of Return of the Jedi, and Ex-Rent Hell explores the economic imbalance of Tom Cruise in Cocktail.
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Cover art by Timba Smits