Queer News Films
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Queer News Films

I’ll be the first to confess – this month’s theme was a tricky one to plan! Sure, it’s easy to find a list of queer films & shorts that IMDb includes under their News genre. But the bigger question I had was: what makes a queer News film DIFFERENT from a queer Documentary? According to IMDb, films in the “News” genre are defined as: “Reports and discussion of current events of public importance or interest….

More Queer Romance Films

More Queer Romance Films

‘Tis the month of love & romance – it’s Valentine’s Day! Time to get bombarded with pink & red hearts, Cupid’s arrows, and outbursts of love. While not everyone is ready to enjoy this commercial holiday, it can be hard to ignore the allure of romcoms or romantic films. (For those of you looking for something different, unfortunately this post isn’t for you). If you’re after some great queer romcoms, you can check out this…

Favorite Queer Shorts
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Favorite Queer Shorts

Every month, I post a new collection of queer films & shorts. These “Top 5” posts are almost always connected by a theme, and of course to make it interesting, I run a guessing game across my social media channels. However, most of the films included in these posts are queer films – NOT queer shorts. (Partly due to bias as I determine the films in each post based of IMDb ratings, and there are…

Queer Holiday Films for 2022
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Queer Holiday Films for 2022

Overall, 2022 has a general lack of new queer Christmas films, and none of them are premiering early enough to actually write a review. To be honest, unless I want to quickly throw a review together last minute, it’s quite difficult to write my usual full reviews when queer Christmas films actually premier. So I was actually partially thankful we don’t have many to look forward to this year. In contrast, there was a MASSIVE…

Queer Holiday Films for 2022

Queer Holiday Films for 2022

Overall, 2022 has a general lack of new queer Christmas films, and none of them are premiering early enough to actually write a review. To be honest, unless I want to quickly throw a review together last minute, it’s quite difficult to write my usual full reviews when queer Christmas films actually premier. So I was actually partially thankful we don’t have many to look forward to this year. In contrast, there was a MASSIVE…

Queer Holiday Shorts for 2022
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Queer Holiday Shorts for 2022

For all the hype that feature films or even TV movies get when they premiere (queer or not), short films just seem to fade into the background – unless you’re a major fan of the short film genre or follow the film festivals. So I take pride with my Queer Shorts feature on Queer Film Reviews. But even I sometimes have to do a bit of digging to find short films to meet a specific…

Queer Holiday Shorts for 2022

Queer Holiday Shorts for 2022

For all the hype that feature films or even TV movies get when they premiere (queer or not), short films just seem to fade into the background – unless you’re a major fan of the short film genre or follow the film festivals. So I take pride with my Queer Shorts feature on Queer Film Reviews. But even I sometimes have to do a bit of digging to find short films to meet a specific…

The 25 “GAYS” of Christmas – Advent Calendar
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The 25 “GAYS” of Christmas – Advent Calendar

Can you believe that it has been THREE YEARS since I launched Queer Film Reviews? Yup! It all started with six new queer Christmas film reviews as part of my “Top 5 Christmas Films” post in 2019. (Wait… six reviews? It was a Top 5 post? Well, it was five films – plus a special mention!) While I haven’t always been consistent with publishing new film reviews, (aka – let’s ignore the fact that I…

The 25 “GAYS” of Christmas

The 25 “GAYS” of Christmas

Can you believe that it has been THREE YEARS since I launched Queer Film Reviews? Yup! It all started with six new queer Christmas film reviews as part of my “Top 5 Christmas Films” post in 2019. (Wait… six reviews? It was a Top 5 post? Well, it was five films – plus a special mention!) While I haven’t always been consistent with publishing new film reviews, (aka – let’s ignore the fact that I…

NEW Queer Christmas Films for 2022

NEW Queer Christmas Films for 2022

I’m not a huge fan of analogies, but there’s one that comes to mind while I searched for all of the new queer Christmas films premiering this holiday season. It involves a river, a dam, and climate change. For decades, the unique Christmas film niche greatly lacked any queerness; like a river that was damned, letting a small trickle through with the occasional independent queer Christmas film making its way through. In 2020, the dam…

More “Kinda” Queer Christmas Films
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More “Kinda” Queer Christmas Films

In 2020, I shared my Christmas post that stirred up a bit of discussion: Christmas Films that are Kinda Queer. Having rewatched most of these films since then, I stand by my decision that all of those films are only KINDA queer Christmas films. But there actually are even MORE films that meet the same criteria! Which is exactly why this year’s post was needed. But first, let me refresh you on what defines a…

How (NOT) to Come Out of the Closet

How (NOT) to Come Out of the Closet

Today is NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY! It is a day celebrated world-wide, though its roots harken back to the United States. While you can come out any day of the year, many choose to tie their coming out with National Coming Out Day as an act of solidarity. There are also many who are privately out to their family and friends, but not out to the rest of the world. Every year there are more…

Queer Crime Films

Queer Crime Films

Crime films are usually not the kind of films you watch to feel good. Queer crime films are no different, although when adding a queer element, the crime film generally takes an even darker turn as elements of homophobia/transphobia, cliche prison stereotypes, and included. They unfortunately are also often based on true stories; actual crimes that have been committed and are being brought to life on screen to either better explain or to perhaps clear…

Queer Thriller Films

Queer Thriller Films

Just in time for Halloween, this month’s theme is queer thrillers! Murders, political games, terrorism, and more all unfold within each of these five films. Each have certain elements that make them all great films to watch – however, while they all list themselves as a queer thriller… one does not match the others. Is it actually a thriller film? Hmm… To be fair, when I selected this month’s films I had only seen three…

Queer Drama Films

Queer Drama Films

The five films for this month’s theme are QUITE a powerhouse of films! Among them, three of the films won Oscars for their performances, and another was groundbreaking in its realist and honest portrayal as the first TV or feature film to depict AIDS. Round out a cast of incredibly talented actors and actresses – this month’s films were a treasure to watch/rewatch. But what makes a film a Drama? As I hold IMDb’s standards…

Queer Adventure Films

Queer Adventure Films

This month’s themed films were a mixed bag. I must confess that when I’m seeking for films to include within each month’s theme, I try to focus on the higher rated films – even if I have not yet watched the film. With some genres, this is even harder to narrow down because there are many great queer films; some I actually struggle to find ones that fit. I actually had only seen one film…