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: 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 →

Frameline Opens Tonight with Vita & Virginia

The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Frameline, opens tonight 20th June 2019 with lesbian period drama Vita & Virginia. As Pam Grady notes in the festival's programme, the film features "sensational star turns by Elizabeth Debicki (Widows) as Virginia Woolf and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) as Vita Sackville-West" and brings "to dazzling life one... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Lavender Scare ★★★★

As I sit here, in 2019, wearing a Kylie Minogue t-shirt, staring at a bookshelf littered with queer literature, fashion biographies and tasteful portfolios of homo-erotic art, there is no doubt to the world around me that I am a homosexual. Trust me, my Netflix and Amazon algorithms are well aware. While watching filmmaker Josh... Continue Reading →

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