One defining, central fact of most queer lives is some measure of repression and/or trauma during adolescence, some essential hiding of the self that leaves many us grappling for much of the rest of our lives with when, how, to whom, and for what purpose we choose to disclose our various identities to the people... Continue Reading →
The 63rd BFI London Film Festival is coming (October 2nd - 13th 2019) and the programme has a wealth of queer and queer-friendly films from around the world (not to mention some blockbuster presentations). Here are The Queer Review’s LFF 2019 LGBTQ+ highlights. Matthias & Maxime Xavier Dolan returns to his roots by writing, directing... Continue Reading →
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 →
What do you call a rom-com without the com? Technically From Zero to I Love You isn’t a comedy. It’s a gay romance through and through, but it has all the tropes of a rom-com. From the meet-cute, the therapist, the art-gallery job, the zippy title, the improbable scenarios, the side-kicks whose only function is... Continue Reading →
Lucio Castro’s debut feature End of the Century has the essence of a fleeting affair that burns itself into your memory for years to come, and shows a confident authorial voice that holds a lot of promise. Ocho (Juan Barberini) checks into an Airbnb in Barcelona spying a good looking man in the neighbourhood. Later... Continue Reading →
Rachel Mason’s Circus of Books, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, opens the Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival tonight at the Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles. Acquired at Tribeca by Netflix, the documentary's lead subjects, Karen and Barry Mason, are the filmmaker’s parents and the unlikely owners of the titular long-running Los Angeles gay porn store,... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26saouBGgQ8 Watch the trailer for the brilliant drama ‘Teenage Kicks’ starring Miles Szanto, out now in the UK and USA on DVD and VOD.