Film Review: Spoiler Alert ★★★★

Even if you didn't know the full title of the bestselling memoir by entertainment journalist Michael Ausiello that this film is based on—Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies—within the opening moments you'll find out where it's eventually headed. We see a heathy looking, but distraught Michael (Jim Parsons) in a hospital bed lovingly facing an ailing... Continue Reading →

Film Review: My Policeman ★★★1/2

Tony and Olivier award-winning veteran theatre director Michael Grandage follows his 2016 feature film debut, Genius, with the delicately powerful My Policeman, which world premiered at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival and opens in select US cinemas today ahead of its global launch on Prime Video on November 4th. Based on the bestselling book... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: director Laurent Bouzereau & Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black on Mama’s Boy “the idea that we can’t be with people who are too different has shattered the queer community”

Adapted from Oscar-winning writer and filmmaker Dustin Lance Black's bestselling 2019 memoir, director Laurent Bouzereau's deeply moving and unexpectedly urgent feature documentary Mama's Boy debuts on HBO and HBO Max tonight, Tuesday, October 18th 2022. Traveling back to the places where he grew up with two brothers, Black explores his Southern conservative Mormon childhood roots,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Guillermo Díaz to star in queer horror thriller You Can’t Stay Here helmed by Todd Verow

Guillermo Díaz, star of TV shows like Scandal, Weeds, Law & Order: Organized Crime, and movies like Party Girl, Stonewall (1995), and Billy Eichner's upcoming BROS, will take the lead in Todd Verow's 90s New York set queer horror thriller You Can't Stay Here. The project, which recently launched an Indiegogo campaign, is loosely inspired by real events... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Jared Frieder on Three Months “I set out to tell a story that I really needed as a queer kid, that would have made me feel less alone”

Writer-director Jared Frieder's coming of age comedy Three Months, inspired by his own personal experience, follows a queer teen, Caleb (Troye Sivan), who has just graduated from his South Florida high school in 2011. He's passionate about his camera, his weed, and his loving grandma (Ellen Burstyn) whom he lives with. He continually turns up... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Antonio Marziale on his stunning short film Starfuckers “I was inspired by how drag queens carve out space for themselves”

Antonio Marziale, who has starred in three Netflix series—Alex Strangelove, Altered Carbon, and the upcoming Grendel—makes an impressive debut as a writer-director with his short film Starfuckers, which premiered at Sundance, played the 2022 Berlinale, and screens at the 40th Anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival on July 17th. The LA-based actor, who also... Continue Reading →

Sundance 2022 Film Review: Living ★★★★★

"Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Auntie Mame The Queer Palm-winning director of Beauty and last year's exceptional Moffie, Oliver Hermanus, unveiled his latest feature at Sundance 2022, the poignant and profound, Living. Adapted from the Akira Kurosawa classic Ikiru by Nobel and Booker–winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, the film sees the action transposed from... Continue Reading →

LGBTQ+ highlights at Sundance 2022

UPDATE: January 5th 2022, Sundance announced that the Festival’s in-person Utah elements will be moving online. The Festival will begin Thursday January 20th 2022 as planned with screening schedule adjustments to be announced to account for an online only schedule. The seven satellite partners will host screenings for their local communities from January 28th-30th 2022. With... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Chad Hodge on writing Netflix’s first gay holiday rom-com Single All The Way

As Netflix's first gay Christmas rom-com Single All The Way, directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer and starring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke Macfarlane, Jennifer Robertson, Kathy Najimy, and Jennifer Coolidge, launches globally this week, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann poured a couple of large glasses of eggnog and had a virtual fireside chat under... Continue Reading →

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