Exclusive Interview: Wendell & Wild star Sam Zelaya “to not only have this kind of trans representation but to also be part of it is amazing”

If you're looking for a treat to stream this Halloween, you've found it. Following its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, acclaimed stop motion animation filmmaker Henry Selick and certified horror hitmaker Jordan Peele's delightfully macabre Wendell & Wild launches on Netflix on Friday, October 28th, just in time for the spookiest... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: A League of Their Own star Lea Robinson “Bertie was a part of me & I was a part of Bertie”

Some of the most moving and powerful moments in Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson’s lovingly-crafted 1940s-set series A League of Their Own, involve the gender nonconforming uncle Bertie played by Lea Robinson, and the relationship that builds between him and his niece Max (Chanté Adams). Bertie has long been estranged from his family when Max... Continue Reading →

Outfest LA 2022 Closing Night Film Review: They/Them ★★★★

Oscar-nominated veteran screenwriter John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) makes his directing debut with his own skillfully-crafted screenplay for the gripping and bloody terrifying slasher, They/Them (pronounced They-slash-Them), which received its world premiere tonight as it closed the 40th anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Carrie Preston as Cora Whistler, Anna Chlumsky as... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Anything’s Possible star Abubakr Ali “a big question for me, both in my life & in my work, is how do I mobilize my privilege to uplift those around me?”

Abubakr Ali, who graduated the Yale School of Drama alongside Jeremy O. Harris in 2019, made entertainment industry headlines last September when he was cast as the first Arab Muslim man to play a lead role in a screen comic book adaptation. Following TV guest spots on shows like The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Katy... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Queer As Folk star Jesse James Keitel & exec producer Jaclyn Moore “as trans artists it’s our duty to tell every aspect of our story”

Peacock's Queer As Folk executive producer and writer Jaclyn Moore spoke with The Queer Review’s editor James Kleinmann about her relationship with Russell T Davies’ original series, overcoming her initial reservations about becoming involved in Stephen Dunn's reimagined version (now streaming on Peacock), her approach to writing the beautifully-crafted episode 6, “Bleep”, and her conversations... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: “I wanted to break as many rules as possible” Isabel Sandoval on her early films Señorita & Apparition now playing on Criterion Channel

Filipina filmmaker and actress Isabel Sandoval caught the attention of international critics when her stunning third feature film—which she wrote, directed, produced, edited, and starred in—Lingua Franca premiered at Venice in 2019, making her the first publicly identifying trans woman of colour to screen work in competition at the festival. The acclaimed film, which immerses... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: HBO Max’s Genera+ion star Nava Mau “it’s important for queer & trans people to see that we are lovable & we have a lot of wisdom to offer”

Currently starring in HBO Max's LGBTQ+ darkly comic drama series Genera+ion, created by Daniel and Zelda Barnz, Nava Mau is a mixed-race trans Latina filmmaker, actress, and cultural worker. She wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the compelling and moving short film Waking Hour, that premiered at LA's Outfest Fusion in 2019 before playing at... Continue Reading →

BFI Flare 2021 Film Review: Rūrangi ★★★★1/2

Often films with a message are so busy driving that message home that they become one-note. Rūrangi, which plays this month's virtual 35th BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, doesn’t fall into that trap. By placing this transgender homecoming tale into a broader, intersectional context of identity—gender, sexual, cultural—it rises above them to become a... Continue Reading →

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