“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…

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 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 History Films For Pride

Queer History Films For Pride

June in the United States is a special month for the LGBT & Queer community – it’s Pride Month! It’s a month-long celebration of who we are, letting the world see us as we revel and celebrate the long struggle to get where we are today. It’s also a time when we continue to push even further for equality, both at home and world-wide. But we can’t celebrate without knowing about how we got to…

Queer Horror Films

Queer Horror Films

Murders, and Demons, and Clowns – Oh MY! It’s time to get spooky! Just in time for October and Halloween, these five Queer Horror Films are sure to get your heart-racing! Well – that’s what a GOOD queer horror film should do. While all five of the films this month definitely fall within the horror genre, they aren’t all good – Sorry! The trouble is that true queer representation within horror is still a rather…

Queer Mystery Films

Queer Mystery Films

Murders, detective, and … Bears? Oh my! This month’s list of queer mystery films was rather fun to research sift though, partly because most folks don’t think about mysteries when thinking of LGBTQ and Queer films. While the tides are slowly turning, the Queer film oeuvre is better known for coming out stories, HIV/AIDS related storylines, and similar. There’s actually a decent amount of queer mystery films; these are simply some of my favourites. But…

Queer RomComs For Valentine’s Day

Queer RomComs For Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day! A day where half the world looks at their partner with love and endearing tenderness – and the other half are still looking for their partner! (OK, add in a cluster of partners who can’t stand to look at their partner… but this post isn’t for them!) For those of you looking for cute Queer or LGBT RomComs to watch with your special someone – or for those of you, like myself,…

Queer Sci-Fi Films

Queer Sci-Fi Films

When one thinks of great Sci-Fi films, you usually don’t think of any famous queer ones. But amidst the science fiction genre of other alien worlds, artificial intelligence, and more – there are a couple queer sci-fi films! But are they any good? That’s the question, given that many films within the sci-fi genre are B-grade or lower budget films. Of the select few I could find that had a strong queer element, these are…

Queer Sport Films

Queer Sport Films

Ah, Sports. A form of entertainment & exercise that has long had issues with the queer community due to the masculine-driven, homophobic nature of team sports. In fact, that’s something that four of this month’s films specifically address. There’s a delicate balance, almost a juxtaposition, because team sports, the locker rooms situation, and of course, group showers, that fuel both our sports-related fantasies yet equally creates a hostile, unwelcoming environment. Many queer youth often struggle…