Tony Njoku

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Confident, new music from British-Nigerian artist Tony Njoku, which explores "questions around masculinity, homoeroticism, race and violence where the characters encounter shifts between moments of tenderness to aggression," Njoku says.

His album, Your Psyche's Rainbow Panorama, is out next month.


Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope

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TWINKIDS

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Eighteen, new music from queer LA duo TWINKIDS. Their second EP, Lizard House, is out 22nd November.

I love New York on summer afternoons when every one's away. There's something very sensuous about it - overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits were going to fall into your hands




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Todrick Hall

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FAG, new music from Todrick Hall.

At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness

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Tom Goss

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La Bufadora, starring Daniel Franzese and Tom Goss, follows two men, as they struggle through a violent and explosive relationship.

Proceeds from La Bufadora will go to support the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the LA LGBT Center.

La Bufadora, new music from Tom Goss.


An idea ran backward and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture

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Female on the Beach

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Joan Crawford and Jeff Chandler share a torrid romance and involvement in a possible murder in Female on the Beach (1955).

With a superb supporting cast including Jan Sterling, Natalie Schafer, Cecil Kellaway and Judith Evelyn, it’s sex, sand, high melodrama and above all, Joan Crawford, this time in the grand tradition of Universal Studios in the 1950’s.  Steve Hayes

With people like us our home is where we are not

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Monsoon

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Londoner Kit (Henry Golding) has come to Vietnam to scatter his mother’s ashes and to connect with the place he departed from as a child. But everything has changed and he finds little to anchor him. That is, until he meets Lewis (Parker Sawyers), a black American living in Saigon whose father served in the war that still underscores many of Kit’s interactions.


The opening shot, an intriguing vantage on a busy traffic intersection with no road markings or discernible rules, sets the pace and theme for this gradually enveloping film. With its emphasis on moments of grace (the act of scenting lotus tea, Kit’s tender Skype calls to family), Monsoon builds an atmosphere that will likely resonate with anyone who has felt that unique sense of loneliness at being somewhere they once belonged.   BFI

People fall in and out of love all the time. I wonder how they manage it

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What goes up must come down

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John Duff

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"I remember walking to a performance one day along the Hudson River," John Duff says of new video Rich, "I started writing the most obnoxious song I could think of about being famous for being rich. Well, that ended up being the first incarnation of Rich."

Rich: new music from John Duff. Get it.




Alaska Is A Drag

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The unique and outspoken Leo (Martin L. Washington Jr.)  stands out from the crowd that he finds himself in through no fault of his own. This isn't ideal when working in a small fish cannery in Alaska. His dreams of leaving this small town appear impossible, until a new boy starts to work at the cannery and sees Leo for the international superstar he was destined to be.


Alaska Is A Drag, a film directed by Shaz Bennett.


His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours

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VINCINT

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"This one is extremely special to me, because I wrote it when I was in a place of understanding," VINCINT says of his new video, Someday. "Understanding that love doesn't always mean a happy-ever-after, sometimes it just isn't the right time, and that has to be okay! But in the back of my mind there's that little voice that lets you know you're gonna be good, whispering 'maybe someday though.'"

Someday: new music from VINCINT. Get it.




It's so hard to find a male to gratify one's artistic tastes

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Ryan Beatty

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Dark Circles, new music from Ryan Beatty. Get it.

I suppose all great happiness is a little sad. Beauty means the scent of roses and then the death of roses

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Cazwell

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Duo Lingo, new music from Cazwell. Get it.

Was everyone followed in the moonlight?

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Piranhas

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A teenage Scarface meets Romeo and Juliet, in Claudio Giovannesi’s gripping depiction of young gangsters running amok in Naples.


Nicola is a teenage kid and would-be Paranza (Piranha), groomed to be a foot soldier on the streets of Naples for Camorra mob bosses. However, Nicola is more ambitious than most, if not all, of his contemporaries. Resembling an underage Scarface, he quickly rises through the ranks with a combination of raw charm, assertiveness, audacity and a capacity for cold-blooded violence.


Adapted from the 2016 novel by Gomorrah author Roberto Saviano, which draws on real life events, Piranhas is the impressive third feature by Claudio Giovannesi (Ali Blue Eyes, Fiore). It’s atmospherically captured by Daniele Ciprì’s crisp cinematography and features impressively convincing performances, particularly by lead actor Francesco Di Napoli. BFI

You will admit that if it was not life it was magnificent

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Queen & Slim

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Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) and Queen's (Jodie Turner-Smith) first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence.


Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country.

Queen & Slim, a film by Melina Matsoukas.

Don't you know you can't do anything about people?

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Want It

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An intruder breaks into a modern and luxurious home. He wants it. As he samples the lifestyle his senses are heightened. When the owner of the house returns unexpectedly, the tables are turned, and the intruder finds himself naked and powerless. A film about passion, longing and desire in all its forms.

Want It, a film directed by Lee Haven Jones.


The price for his intactness was incompleteness

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Luce

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This gripping psychological thriller marks Julius Onah as one of cinema’s most exciting emerging voices. Luce (Harrison Jr) is a former child soldier from a war-torn African country who now lives in the US as the son of white, liberal middle-class parents.


As his high school’s brightest hope, Luce seems destined to achieve great things, but after he delivers a politically-charged paper, his English teacher (Octavia Spencer) becomes suspicious that something darker may lurk beneath his highly-controlled exterior. BFI

Lucky Daye

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Love You Too Much, new music from Lucky Daye


His debut album, Painted, is out now.


Compromising with events time moves along

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Zebra Katz

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What U Want, new music from Zebra Katz. Get it.

"God, am I like the rest after all?" - So he used to think starting awake at night - "Am I like the rest?"

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Zebra Katz

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Fucking Beast, new music from Zebra Katz. Get it.

This isn’t just an epigram - life is much more successfully looked at from a single window, after all

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LIE NING

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Secret Island, new music from 22-year-old Berlin artist LIE NING. Get it.


P.S. His Instagram is well worth a visit too.

Happiness is only the first hour after the alleviation of some especially intense misery

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Remission

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Two young men and a boy roam the overgrown English countryside, seeking to escape a deadly virus. The two men are forced to take a horrific decision after the boy’s behaviour puts them in increasing danger – but is it too late to cheat death?

Remission, a short film written and directed by Christopher R. Brown. Watch it now.

Life is progressive, no matter what our intentions

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True To You

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"There is something I want tell you."

True To You, Jacob Charton's impressive new short dealing with love, coming out and religion. Watch it now.

I don't give a damn about you now, but it was a new experience for me and I felt a little dizzy for a while

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Elijah Blake

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To Be Loved, new music from Elijah Blake. Get it.


 
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