Film Review: Supernova ★★★★

As writer-director Harry Macqueen's Supernova opens we're invited into the old, now seldom used camper van of pianist Sam (Colin Firth) and writer Tusker (Stanley Tucci), who've been together as a couple for decades, as they head to the Lake District. The rich history of their years together is immediately apparent in their rapport and... Continue Reading →

LGBTQ+ highlights at Sundance 2021

This year's week-long Sundance Film Festival, which opens on Thursday January 28th, will run digitally via a custom-designed online platform (festival.sundance.org) alongside drive-ins, screenings at independent arthouses, and a network of local community partnerships. All films in the program will be available online in the United States, with certain titles opting for global availability. The... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: David Färdmar on his gay breakup movie Are We Lost Forever “I wanted to challenge viewers to think for themselves”

Breaking up is hard to do as Swedish filmmaker David Färdmar explores in his brooding bittersweet debut feature Are We Lost Forever premiering in the UK and Ireland via Peccadillo Pictures on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital on Monday January 18th. When we first meet protagonists Adrian (Björn Elgerd) and Hampus (Jonathan Andersson) they're sitting up... Continue Reading →

The Queer Review meets Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star Colman Domingo “she was fighting so many systems at that time being a gay woman in a male dominated industry”

This Friday December 18th sees the global Netflix release of the hotly awards-tipped Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, adapted from Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's 1984 play, starring Viola Davis as the trailblazing “Mother of the Blues”. The film, which marks Chadwick Boseman's final powerhouse screen performance, takes place during a recording session with Ma and... Continue Reading →

Sundance Film Festival 2021 expands reach with nationwide & global elements & a virtual Festival Village

The Sundance Institute has just unveiled its plans for the seven-day Sundance Film Festival, which will take place January 28th through February 3rd 2021. It will run digitally via a custom-designed online platform (festival.sundance.org) alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses, and a network of local community partnerships. The online expression of the Sundance Film Festival will provide... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Uncle Frank star Lois Smith on being Tony nominated for The Inheritance “it’s just a delight at this time when everything has gone splat”

Actress Lois Smith, who turned 90 earlier this month, received her third Tony nomination in October for her deeply moving performance in Matthew Lopez's epic gay play The Inheritance. Born in Kansas, Smith moved to New York City in 1951, making her Broadway debut the following year in Time Out for Ginger and her auspicious... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker David Freyne on his queer comedy Dating Amber “it’s pretty autobiographical, all the really bad bits are true, all the really embarrassing stuff happened unfortunately!”

David Freyne returned to his hometown in Country Kildare in Ireland last summer to direct his semi-autobiographical screenplay, set in 1995, just two years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the country. The film, Dating Amber, which is released on demand and digital in the US today, is a platonic romantic comedy that sees two... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Dating Amber star Lola Petticrew “playing Amber helped me come to terms with my own sexuality – my sort of second coming out has been the most liberating thing”

Writer-director David Freyne's semi-autobiographical comedy Dating Amber, which recently delighted virtual audiences at both Toronto's Inside Out and New York's NewFest LGBTQ film festivals, focuses on the platonic love story between two queer teenagers, Eddie (played by Normal People's Fionn O'Shea) and Amber (rising star Lola Petticrew). Coming to terms with their own sexuality and... Continue Reading →

NewFest 2020 Film Review: Tahara ★★★1/2

Following the suicide of one of their peers, best friends Carrie (Madeline Grey DeFreece) and Hannah (Rachel Sennott) are forced to spend the afternoon at their upstate New York Hebrew school reflecting on the passing of a classmate they apparently hardly knew in this queer dark comedy. Unfurling compellingly more or less in real time,... Continue Reading →

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