“Eating Out” – The Entire Banquet

“Eating Out” – The Entire Banquet

There are many crazy things people do for love, to land that perfect person. Some people write poems and send flowers, others attempt to arrange serendipity, and some even go for loud obvious displays of affection (something quite common in the plots of most teenage focused films!) But “Eating Out” and the subsequent sequels takes those antics to an entirely new dimension – changing one’s sexuality. However, what seems like a great idea inevitably leads…

An Early Christmas Present!

An Early Christmas Present!

Because Queer Film Reviews has been steadily increasing in popularity since launching last year, it’s time to expand a bit further! (OK… it *might* have something to do with the TONS of Queer films out there – and the many more that keep premiering each year. But let’s pretend my reviews are becoming more popular!) It’s time to “unwrap” your present…

Christmas Films that are Kinda Queer

Christmas Films that are Kinda Queer

While there are a handful of Holiday & Christmas films that feature queer lead characters or storylines, there are even more that continue to use the “gay” character as the sidekick/best friend/brother/et al trope. They’re only “kinda queer”. There’s a handful of reasons for this: Some are older films and harken back to the days where a gay or queer lead character or main plot was not welcome by major motion picture studios. But, as…

Halloween Shorts 2020

Halloween Shorts 2020

I realise that TONIGHT is Halloween (technically it’s already over for me down in New Zealand!) and that I’m posting this VERY last minute…. sorry!?! I only discovered yesterday that Out On Film was hosting a “Horror Shorts for Halloween” online festival. Since I wasn’t quite in the mood to go out and party tonight (it’s not really as big of a thing here in NZ), I opted to stay inside and watch these seven spooky…

Hark! The Herald Michael Sings!

Hark! The Herald Michael Sings!

Ok… first off, I am NOT singing! (I mean, I can sing – but not today.) But I do have a rather difficult announcement to make: I’m putting Queer Film Reviews “On Hold”. Why? Well, while I haven’t shared too much on my personal life, my life has been full of ups and downs in the past few years. Back in 2017, I started writing queer film reviews on a boring Blogger website, back when…

NEW Queer Christmas Films Coming In 2021!

NEW Queer Christmas Films Coming In 2021!

Last year, 2020, was full of a LOT… a year that will not be forgotten for ages to come. But there were some good things – such as all of the Queer Christmas films that broke new ground! Hallmark finally released a film with a gay storyline with The Christmas House, Lifetime progressed from the gay sub-story to a true gay Christmas storyline with “The Christmas Setup”, and we had a few other films that…

Queer Action Films

Queer Action Films

When you think of what defines an Action film, certain images or scenes come to mind. Car chases, gun fights, battle scenes, and more. In fact, in order to claim the “Action” genre tag from IMDb, a film must contain “numerous scenes where action is spectacular and usually destructive. Often includes non-stop motion, high energy physical stunts, chases, battles, and destructive crises (floods, explosions, natural disasters, fires, etc.)” Oh, and there has to be more…

Queer Christmas Film Reviews for 2019

Queer Christmas Film Reviews for 2019

‘Tis the season to deck the halls, make ourselves a cup of hot cocoa, and cuddle up by the fire while watching classic Christmas films! Well… I’m actually trying to stay cool and not get sunburn while getting ready for the Christmas BBQ – while singing Christmas carols in jandals… ? This holiday season will be my second Christmas down here in New Zealand, but I am still not sure I can adapt from the…

Queer Christmas Film Reviews for 2020

Queer Christmas Film Reviews for 2020

Ho! Ho! Ho! And Merry Queermas! Oh, it’s “Christmas?” Pssh! Whether you want to call this time of year the Christmas season, the Holiday season, or something else entirely – there’s one thing that can never go amiss: Christmas films! While I shared my Top 5 Favourite Queer Christmas Films last year, there are plenty more to fill out this specific niche within the queer film oeuvre. (And there’s even MORE premiering this 2020 Christmas…

Queer Christmas Films for 2021

Queer Christmas Films for 2021

Last year saw a huge surge of new Queer Christmas films – it was wonderful to see! I actually recapped the highs and lows of last year’s bunch in my earlier post: “8 NEW Queer Christmas Films Coming in 2021.” The Queer Christmas films sub-niche within the queer film oeuvre has grown exponentially in the past few years. [And thankfully that doesn’t seem to be stopping!] In fact, if I look at my total queer…

Queer Christmas Films To Look Out For!

Queer Christmas Films To Look Out For!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (Yes… I KNOW it’s only November… but the first film/series premieres tonight!) While this year hasn’t given us too much look forward to, there’s something special about the Christmas holidays. I will freely admit that since moving to New Zealand, I truly miss the cold weather, the snow, and everything else that you think of to bring you into that special holiday spirit. But the one element…

Queer Christmas Shorts for 2020

Queer Christmas Shorts for 2020

Welcome to the kickoff of my NEW weekly Queer Shorts reviews! And what better way to start off this Christmas present, but with Queer CHRISTMAS short films! Excited? I hope so – because now I have even more work to do. Kidding! I enjoy watching films, especially the queer ones. While I feel I am still developing my voice as a reviewer, I find joy bringing these queer films to your attention. While many are…

Queer Christmas Shorts for 2021

Queer Christmas Shorts for 2021

Last year I debuted my Queer Short Film Reviews for Christmas with “Queer Christmas Shorts For 2020“. Until life got in the way, I think it was a great way to kick off a new part of my site & my second newsletter – AND I gave you all some extra Christmas cheer! Even though I took a break for much of 2021 because… well, I needed a break. Given the events of 2021, I…

Queer Comedy Films

Queer Comedy Films

Last year I reviewed Queer RomComs. Back in February I split the genre in half and gave you five Queer Romances. Now it’s time for the other half: Queer Comedy Films! However like the trouble I had with isolating romances, I had a tricky time determining solely queer comedy films for this month’s post. After all, comedy and romance often go hand in hand together – and for good reason! But I think these five…

Queer Family Films

Queer Family Films

“Family” is a tricky word to define. It can mean different things in different situations, both positive and not-so-positive. When it comes to a family film, that vague depiction remains. Most would associate a “family film” with animation or a film made with young kids in mind – “a film for the entire family.” Yet it can also be a film that focuses on the importance of family to tell its story. Both would be…

Queer Fantasy Films

Queer Fantasy Films

When you hear the word Fantasy, what comes to mind? The most obvious images would be anything magical, extraordinary or even exotic. In fact, IMDb notes that Fantasy films contain numerous scenes that give off the effect of a magical and/or mystical narrative, usually with elements of magic, supernatural events, mythology, and folklore. But it’s NOT Sci-Fi (which is more based on science and the advancement of science towards a potential future). So when paring…