TIFF 2020 award winners announced

The 45th Toronto International Film Festival closed last night with a drive-screening of Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy. “TIFF 2020 was a year we won’t soon forget,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head. “Overthe last 10 days, we have experienced community in the truest sense. The pandemic hit TIFF hard and we responded... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: New Queer Cinema digital pioneer Todd Verow on his latest feature Goodbye Seventies “all of my films have led up to this one”

Todd Verow's 1995 feature debut Frisk elicited strong reactions, resulting in a near riot, when it world premiered on as the closing night of the 19th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (now Frameline) at the iconic Castro Theatre, before going on to screen at Sundance, Berlin and Toronto. Based on Dennis Cooper's... Continue Reading →

“He would say to me over & over again, ‘Step into your power'” – Ratched star & exec producer Sarah Paulson talks collaborating with Ryan Murphy, alongside her co-stars Sharon Stone & Cynthia Nixon

The Queer Review had a very special Zoom conversation, along with some other members of the press, ahead of today's launch of season one of Ratched on Netflix. The virtual press conference was attended by lead actor and executive producer Sarah Paulson, along with some of her co-stars including Cynthia Nixon and Sharon Stone. Created... Continue Reading →

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival marks 38th year with virtual event Sept 24th – Oct 4th

The world's second-oldest queer film festival, Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, will mark its 38th anniversary next week with its first virtual edition. Reeling38's programme will include 30 features and 54 short films from 21 countries, along with more cast and filmmaker Q&As than ever. As there will be no in-person screenings, over... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: alt-pop newcomer Luke Baron on his peachy Call Me By Your Name inspired debut single Summer Of ’83 (Call Me By Your Name)

Today, Friday September 18th, sees the release of peachy pop newcomer Luke Baron's debut single, inspired by one of the most beloved queer movies of recent years (or ever), Luca Guadagnino's 2017 Oscar-winning Call Me By Your Name, based on the novel by André Aciman. The dreamy anthem, Summer Of '83 (Call Me By Your... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Bright Light Bright Light takes us on a guided tour of his new album Fun City “for queer people pop music has always been a kind of safe haven”

The Welsh-born New York City-dwelling queer prince of indie electro pop, Bright Light Bright Light, aka Rod Thomas, is about to unleash his latest album, Fun City. The Queer Review's James Derek Dwyer calls it, "a slick, heartfelt dance floor masterpiece that wears its purple influences as proudly as its star-studded features". And for an... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2020 Film Review: Falling ★★★1/2

Thrice Oscar-nominated actor and Renaissance man Viggo Mortensen makes his writing and directing feature film debut with the poignant family drama Falling, also composing the film's beautiful piano led score. Currently in the running for Best Canadian Feature Film at TIFF, Falling had its world premiere earlier this year at Sundance. Mortensen plays John Peterson,... Continue Reading →

Madonna will direct, co-write & produce movie based on her life story “who better to tell it than me”

After Madonna teasing the project on social media in recent weeks, Universal Pictures announced today that the studio is developing an all-new untitled movie based on the "untold true story" of groundbreaking artist and LGBTQ ally and activist Madonna, who will direct the film and co-write the screenplay with Oscar-winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully). Oscar-nominee... Continue Reading →

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