TIFF 2019: LGBTQ+ Preview

With the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opening on Thursday 5th September, The Queer Review takes a look at some of this year's LGBTQ+ related highlights taking in feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation. Recent years at TIFF have delivered award winning LGBTQ+ gems including BPM (Beats Per Minute), Disobedience, A Fantastic Woman, Call Me By... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Most Dangerous Year ★★★★

Author of young adult novel The Art of Being Normal, Lisa Williamson, reviews transgender rights documentary The Most Dangerous Year exclusively for The Queer Review. The year in question is 2016. So-called 'Bathroom Bills', aiming to repeal the rights of transgender people to use the bathroom that fits their gender identity are sweeping the USA.... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Are You Proud? ★★★

Are you proud? It’s a simple question with a lot of long and complicated answers, as highlighted in Ashley Joiner’s fascinating but unfocused documentary on the state of the LGBTQ movement in the United Kingdom. The film begins with a personal look at the state of queer Britain in the mid 20th century. A former... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Gospel of Eureka ★★★★

If The Gospel of Eureka wasn't a documentary it would probably be a high concept comedy or utopian fantasy film given the unlikely coexistence of evangelical Christians and an out and proud LGBTQ community in the Arkansas town of Eureka Springs, population: 2,074. The improbable nature of the scenario is embraced by the film's directors Michael... Continue Reading →

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