Sundance 2023 Film Review: Slow ★★★1/2

Lithuanian filmmaker Marija Kavtaradze's sophomore narrative feature Slow, which premiered in the World Dramatic Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival—winning that section's Directing Award—is a tender study of a new couple navigating their own brand of intimacy. In the film's opening frames, sexually liberated dancer Elena (Greta Grinevičiūtė) is in bed with a man... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Jim Parsons & Ben Aldridge on starring in powerful real-life gay love story Spoiler Alert

When Emmy-winning actor and producer Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) read entertainment journalist Michael Ausiello's 2020 bestselling memoir, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, a deeply moving, warts-and-all gay love story about Michael's 14-year relationship with his late husband Kit Cowan, Parsons immediately saw the cinematic potential in it. Jim Parsons as Michael Ausiello and... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: The Inspection stars Jeremy Pope & Gabrielle Union on collaborating with Elegance Bratton on his deeply personal film

Pier Kids filmmaker Elegance Bratton makes his emotionally potent narrative feature debut with The Inspection, opening in US theaters from A24 on Friday, November 18th, following its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. Dedicated to his late mother, the impactful drama is inspired by events in Bratton’s own life, with Jeremy Pope starring... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Aitch Alberto on Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe “owning my authenticity made me capable of directing this film”

One of the standout queer films at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was writer-director Aitch Alberto’s adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz bestselling YA novel, Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe. Produced by Alberto, alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Debrez, and Kyra Sedgwick, the emotionally potent coming-of-age tale explores the bond that builds between two... 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 →

Film Review: In From The Side ★★★

UPDATE: In From The Side screens at Queer Screen’s 30th Mardi Gras Film Festival running in cinemas in Sydney and on demand Australia-wide from February 15th to March 2nd, 2023. Click here for tickets and more information. Affairs can be messy, especially in the small, incestuous world of a South London gay rugby team. Writer-director-producer-cinematographer-editor-composer... Continue Reading →

“It’s been a long time coming” – The Queer Review meets the cast of historic queer rom-com Bros – Jim Rash, Eve Lindley, Ts Madison, Miss Lawrence & Dot-Marie Jones

Following its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and glitzy premieres in New York and Los Angeles, today finally sees the theatrical release of Universal's big gay rom-com Bros, co-written by and starring Billy Eichner as part of an all-LGBTQ+ principal cast. In the film, which is as hilarious and romantic... Continue Reading →

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