Films To Stream In The UK In July 2021

Stuck on what to stream this month? Unlike other lists, we’re on hand to recommend a variety of films for every mood, from tear-jerkers to trailblazers. Here are our picks for the best films to stream in the UK this month.
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10 Films About Queer Joy To Watch This Pride Month

We asked our contributors to spotlight life-affirming films about queer joy that, on the whole, depict being LGBTQ+ as a positive, empowering experience with a happy ending. Here are their top picks.
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Interview: Peter Meyer On ‘The Boy From The Wild’ And Conservation After Covid

From a South Africa nature reserve to the silver screen, multi-hyphenate Peter Meyer chats to Emma Curzon about his upcoming wildlife documentary.
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Yes, This Year’s Oscars Were Historic — But We Can’t Get Complacent

This year's Oscars ceremony gave us plenty to celebrate. But as Daniel Kaluuya said in his speech: "There’s so much work to do."
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Border Crossings Announces 21-22 ORIGINS Festival

Intercultural theatre company Border Crossings have announced details of this year’s ORIGINS festival, a multidisciplinary arts event that celebrates and promotes Indigenous arts and culture. The year-long programme will showcase the work of Indigenous artists and writers from around the world. According to Border Crossings, it will be guided by the three principle themes of “Covid, Climate Change and Colonialism,” exploring them from cultural, political and scientific perspectives. In particul
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‘My First Summer’ Is A Surreal Yet Wholesome Teen Romance: BFI Flare Review

This film is (almost) everything a teen romance should be: sweet, wholesome, grounded in the reality of growing up, a touch of humour, a heavy dose of drama and a compelling main couple.
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Uplifting ‘Well Rounded’ Slightly Misses The Mark: BFI Flare Review

Directed by Shana Myara, Well Rounded is easily one of the most colourful entries at 2021’s BFI Flare Festival. The documentary’s mission: to tell as many plus-sized people as possible that their bodies are beautiful, and that—as Kimmortal’s ‘Sad Femme Club’ repeatedly tells us—“Baby, you are enough”.
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‘Rūrangi’—Raw, Authentic and Beautiful: BFI Flare Review

This movie's few flaws don’t detract from what is, at its heart, a unique, authentic and genuinely beautiful film.
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4 Things We’ll Probably Get in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (And 3 We Really Should)

With a fictional universe as popular and richly layered as Marvel’s, the clues and speculation are all part of the fun...
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Conspiracies are comforting, but the Trump Tapes showed their limits

Trump’s desperate verbal scrabblings might make him feel better, but they won’t change the fact that he lost.
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‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Are The Critics Biased Or “Fake”?

Online spats erupted after varied reviews were released for Wonder Woman 1984...
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Theatre Review: Kinky Boots // Adelphi Theatre

A feel-good classic that celebrates the queer community, but doesn't seem to have been made for that community.
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Beloved sitcom ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ returning for lockdown-themed Christmas specials

The popular British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley will be returning to our screens for a miniseries of Christmas specials, with actor and comedian Dawn French reprising her role as everyone’s favourite priest Geraldine Granger.
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‘Megan Is Missing’ — And So Are Decent Trigger Warnings

Oh, you had to call Samaritans because our movie triggered suicidal thoughts? Well, we put “contains upsetting scenes” in the description. Honestly, what were you expecting?
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No, We Can’t Just Forget Sean Connery’s Misogyny

Women—and domestic abuse survivors, of all genders—deserve better.
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‘Genshin Impact’ makes over $100 million in two weeks

Genshin Impact, the latest free-to-play RPG from Chinese company miHoYo, has made over $100 million in the fortnight since its release.
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Interview: ‘Saint Maud’ Producers on Scarborough, Cinema & Loneliness Under Lockdown

"It is scary and hopefully entertaining, but we did want to say something that speaks to people about loneliness and empathy."
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Menstrual Cup 101 With Kegel8’s Stephanie Taylor

Reusable menstrual products are becoming more and more popular and with good reason. Not only do they skip many of the health risks associated with disposable menstrual products but, because one reusable cup can last for years after a one-off payment of around £20, they’re better for both the environment and for your bank account.
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Sony issues apology following PS5 pre-order chaos

Sony has apologised for the chaos surrounding pre-orders of its brand-new PS5 console and has promised that more pre-orders will be made available over the coming days.
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Harry Styles & Lily James In Talks To Star In LGBTQ+ Drama ‘My Policeman’

Harry Styles and Lily James are in negotiations to star in Amazon Studios’ forthcoming adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ novel My Policeman, Deadline reported on Friday.
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Theatre News: Game of Thrones and West End actress Dame Diana Rigg dies aged 82

Award-winning actress Dame Diana Rigg, best known for her roles in Game of Thrones and the James Bond franchise as well as a number of West End productions, has died of cancer aged 82, her daughter announced on Thursday.
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Theatre Review: The Importance Of Being Earnest // Leicester’s Curve Theatre

Revitalising age-old classic plays can be something of a gamble- especially for comedies, with jokes that left the original audiences in stitches liable to fall extremely flat. Yet it’s rarely a problem for Oscar Wilde whose talents as a wordsmith, particularly in the fields of comedy and razor-sharp satire, have left both him and his quotes as cultural icons. His last and best-known play, The Importance of Being Earnest, is no exception.
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Race, Class and Motherhood Collide in Trailer for ‘Miss Juneteenth’

A trip to the cinema might still be an unnecessary health risk, but that doesn’t mean we have to suffer for a lack of quality film releases. Just last week it was announced that director Channing Godfrey Peoples’ debut feature film, Miss Juneteenth, has been picked up by Vertigo for distribution in the UK and Ireland. The drama, which Peoples wrote as well as directed, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is set to be released on 18 September.
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Jonathan Glazer’s New Film ‘Strasbourg 1518’ to Premiere on BBC Two

Under the Skin director Jonathan Glazer is known for his subversive, uncompromising approach to filmmaking. Small wonder, then, that excitement has greeted the news that his latest production, Strasbourg 1518, will be released on BBC Two later this month.
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