NewFest 2022: Please Baby Please

★★★ I cannot stress enough how much I was really not a fan of director Amanda Kramer’s last film, Give Me Pity!, and its oddball mock-style television format. Color me surprised then that Kramer’s second movie, the fantastically bizarre Please Baby Please, is such an intriguing treat. With lead performances from Andrea Riseborough (2020’s The … Continue reading NewFest 2022: Please Baby Please

TV Review: Queer For Fear: The History of Queer Horror

Having seen only the first two episodes of Shudder’s excellent queer horror doc, aptly titled Queer for Fear: The History of Queer Horror, I can safely say that I am obsessed with the direction and interviews from gay creative (and absolute legend) Bryan Fuller. We dive all the way back to the literary origins, laser-focused … Continue reading TV Review: Queer For Fear: The History of Queer Horror

TV Review: Interview with the Vampire

For as long as I can remember, Anne Rice’s iconic gothic book series The Vampire Chronicles has always epitomized everything I loved about vampire mythology. Perhaps even moreso than Dracula, anytime I see something vampire-related, I automatically compare it back to Rice’s golden standard. The last time her most famous creation, the vampire Lestat, was … Continue reading TV Review: Interview with the Vampire

TIFF 2022: Will-o’-the-Wisp

★★★★ As unique and singular as it is explosively sexual yet weirdly heartwarming and playful, co-writer/director João Pedro Rodrigues’s Will-o’-the-Wisp is truly a delight. Having no familiarity with the works of Portuguese filmmaker Rodrigues, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Would this be one of those films that only mildly explores its queer content, … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Will-o’-the-Wisp

TIFF 2022: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

★★★★★ Between Will-o’-the-Wisp, Winter Boy, and now Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, lovers of gay cinema are being served well at 2022’s iteration of the Toronto International Film Festival! Based on the young adult book of the same name, queer co-writer/director Aitch Alberto pulls off an astounding feat of intimate, deeply … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Venice 2022: Three Nights a Week

★★★★ It warms my heart to see the popularity of drag queens soaring over the past decade. Little indie Three Nights a Week is a celebration of the real work that goes into being a successful drag performer—furthermore, it pays loving tribute to the faces behind the makeup and lashes. Through the lens of “straight” … Continue reading Venice 2022: Three Nights a Week