PICK OF THE WEEK
Thursday 20 June 1996
The sado-masochistic relationship between an ineffectual white accountant and his barrel-shaped black masseur is gently traced in dusty monochrome, with surprising wit and sensitivitity.
Mon 8.30pm, NFT, London SE1 (0171-928 3232)
In Jonathan Harvey's London, boy meets boy, boy sleeps with boy and gets to slow-dance with him in the middle of a Thamesmead housing estate. As you'll have gathered, this is not the real world, but it's a fun place to spend 90 minutes.
On general release
Restrained drama which, for the most part, gives crass sentimentality a wide berth. Stunning performances from the intuitive young actors Brad Renfro and Joseph Mazzello as pals who believe they can find a cure for Aids.
On general release
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Fifty Shades of Grey movie: New picture of Anastasia Steele unveiled
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
Cilla, ITV, review: Sheridan Smith embodies the young singer perfectly
Doctor Who, Listen, review: Possibly Steven Moffat's most terrifying episode
Tyler, The Creator says having new U2 album automatically downloaded on his iPhone was 'like waking up with herpes'
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke