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Patrick Boyle

Patrick Boyle

Patrick Boyle is the author of Queer Icons from Gay to Z, published by Smith Street Books and available in bookstores around the world in 2019. He also writes satire, and on lifestyle, the arts, queerness, and food. He has also worked with digital and print publications, including Hello Mr, Smith JournalMonocle Magazine, Froth Magazine, Broadsheet Melbourne & Sydney, and Australian Book Review.

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

ABR Arts 15 August 2019
Quentin Tarantino is one of the most innovative living auteurs in English-speaking cinema. The films that made him – Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, and Kill Bill: Volume. 1 and 2 – are triumphs of hyper-stylised violence. Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood, Tarantino’s ninth film, though, is an outlier. Throughout a blissful and gleaming 1969 Los Angeles, the fil ... (read more)


ABR Arts 28 May 2019
With the release of Rocketman, Dexter Fletcher’s free-wheeling, surrealist musical saluting Sir Elton Hercules John, it’s clear the rock-and-roll biopic is Hollywood’s new idée fixe. The film follows the release of Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), the award-winning celebration of Freddie Mercury, for which Fletcher replaced Brian Singer as director midway through production. Comparisons between th ... (read more)