Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022 Opening Night Film Review: Wildhood ★★★★1/2

This year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival, with a focus on queer Indigenous stories, opens with two-spirit filmmaker Bretten Hannam’s captivating Wildhood, which world premiered at last year's TIFF. Mixed-race two-spirit teenager Link (Phillip Lewitski) and his younger half-brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony), leave their abusive white father on a search for Link's long-presumed-dead mother. Along the... Continue Reading →

Sundance 2022 Film Review: Am I OK? ★★★1/2

With a screenplay by Lauren Pomerantz (SNL, The Ellen DeGeneres Show), wife and wife co-directors Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne refashion the romcom by placing a platonic female friendship at its centre. Now both in their early thirties, Lucy (Dakota Johnson) and Jane (Sonoya Mizuno) have been best friends since high school. It's become comfortable... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: The Novice filmmaker Lauren Hadaway & star Isabelle Fuhrman “it’s rare to see a queer character that’s comfortable in her own skin”

After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Texas born and raised writer-director Lauren Hadaway went on to forge a career as a dialogue and ADR supervisor, working on movies like Justice League (both cuts), The Hateful Eight, and Whiplash. Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning film proved particularly impactful on her, and she describes her intense, utterly gripping debut feature The Novice, released in... 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: Jonas Poher Rasmussen on his remarkable Oscar-nominated documentary Flee “I hope the film will give a human face to the refugee story”

Writer-director Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s remarkable Flee—which closed NewFest’s 33rd New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival—world premiered in January at Sundance 2021 where it took the festival’s World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary before going on to play at Cannes. Among many accolades, it won Best Documentary at 31st Annual Gotham Awards, and Flee was named Denmark’s official selection for International... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Philemon Chambers & Michael Urie on starring in Netflix’s first gay Christmas rom-com Single All The Way

Ahead of the launch of Netflix's first gay Christmas rom-com, Single All The Way, on Thursday December 2nd, The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann spoke with the movie's screenwriter Chad Hodge, and stars Kathy Najimy, Jennifer Coolidge, and Jennifer Robertson. Today we share our final Single All The Way interview with the film's leading men... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: yes, the gays are obsessed with Single All The Way stars Kathy Najimy & Jennifer Coolidge

Ahead of the release of Netflix's first gay holiday rom-com Single All The Way, written by Chad Hodge on December 2nd, national treasures Kathy Najimy and Jennifer Coolidge who star in the film opposite Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, and Jennifer Robertson, had an exclusive chat with The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann. Kathy Najimy as... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Jesse Moss on his Pete Buttigieg documentary Mayor Pete “I had expected a political story & I found a love story”

Following its opening night screening at NewFest's New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival last month, Emmy and Sundance Grand Jury Award-winning director Jesse Moss' feature documentary Mayor Pete will be released globally on Amazon Prime Video this Friday November 12th. In 2019, the Boys State filmmaker gained surprisingly intimate access to 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate hopeful... Continue Reading →

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