BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – Review by Ulkar Alakbarova

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I must confess, it took me a while to force myself into the theater and get to the center seat to begin watching Bryan Singer’s Bohemian Rhapsody. I was worried that the Freddie Mercury, or rather Queen, biopic will take on a whole different route to satisfy the viewers who would care less about the artist himself and more about his personal life. I was happy reading the negative reviews that worked quite well for me actually. The question is, why do we care about Freddie Mercury’s sexual preferences? We need a film that will be able to capture the real image of the legendary artist. This film was all about that. Continue reading…

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Ulkar Alakbarova

Ulkar Alakbarova has been writing about movies since childhood. She loves black-and-white cinema. She worked as an independent film journalist in Azerbaijan. Starting in 2013, she has worked as a Toronto-based film critic/interviewer. She is a founder of and regularly covers major film festivals, such as TIFF, Fantasia Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Hot Docs and Sundance.