Amanda Jane Stern

Amanda Jane Stern
Amanda Jane Stern's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry
Publications: Film Inquiry

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
71% My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Puoi baciare lo sposo) (2018) I did ultimately enjoy this movie. I just wish it had gone through another revising where Camilla was completely removed from the story. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2021
64% Big Eden (2001) There could have been a really cute movie in here, but it gets hampered down by its own clunkiness. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2021
No Score Yet Just Friends (2018) This is a fun, sexy, rom-com. It loses a little steam in the second half when it veers away from its more comedic elements, but it's still a worthwhile watch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
57% Akron (2015) Overall it's a cute film that loses steam in the midsection, as it does veer a little too much into melodramatic territory that never quite figures out how to ground itself. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
55% Private Romeo (2012) While certain aspects, like the interspersed Youtube videos, feel a little clunky, overall the end product is well worthwhile. Add to that, a wonderfully talented cast makes this movie worth a watch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
86% Saving Face (2005) Saving Face is a beautifully crafted movie about the fight between family tradition and finding a new way for yourself. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
No Score Yet Do Começo ao Fim (From Beginning to End) (2009) In addition to portraying a romance that is toxic and obsessive, this movie is actually really boring. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
No Score Yet The 10 Year Plan (2014) It's a cute, sweet movie that - if rom-coms are something you enjoy - is a good one to watch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
46% Latter Days (2004) It's not a bad movie, but it's also not great. If you're feeling nostalgic for early aughts movies like She's All That, then this is for you. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
No Score Yet The Perfect Wedding (2014) The Perfect Wedding is what you would get if Hallmark decided to make a gay Christmas movie, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's a sweet, inoffensive piece of white bread. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
32% Mambo Italiano (2003) With an entire cast of characters who are not the most likable, and romances that are far from believable, this movie leaves much to be desired. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
No Score Yet Plan B (2009) At the end of the day, it's a sweet little story that turns a familiar plot on its head in a positive way. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
89% Maurice (1987) With a stellar cast and the beautiful cinematography, a benchmark of the Merchant Ivory productions, on full display, Maurice is well worth the watch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
No Score Yet Arizona Sky (2008) A perfect entry in the add your own commentary track genre of films. This movie is hilariously bad. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
93% The Way He Looks (2014) The Way He Looks is a poignant coming-of-age movie with an incredibly sweet romance at its core. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
67% Going Down In La-la Land (2012) Going Down in La-La Land was a surprisingly entertaining film, a pretty solid indie. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
80% Go Fish (1995) With its diverse cast, well fleshed-out characters, and stylistic choices, Go Fish is a must-watch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
No Score Yet The Accompanist (2019) There is so much going on in this movie and none of the elements ever really come together to form a cohesive story. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
98% God's Own Country (2017) This movie is a beautifully poignant slow burn with a stellar cast. I highly recommend you watch God's Own Country. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
No Score Yet Kept Boy (2017) Kept Boy is neither so bad it's good, nor is it endearing. It's just a dull movie populated by unlikable characters. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
No Score Yet Steam Room Stories: The Movie (2019) Steam Room Stories: The Movie! is good, dumb, fun. Sometimes, that's just what you need. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
100% Esteros (2016) While the movie is not without flaws, its simplicity is elevated by beautiful cinematography and production value. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
No Score Yet Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! (2009) This movie was so abysmally bad that I could barely get through it. Unlike other bad movies on this list that are fun to hate-watch and provide your own commentary track to, this movie is offensively, not funnily, bad. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
No Score Yet Romeos (2012) While this film strives to tell an important story, and does get points for being one of the few films out there about a trans-man who gets a happy ending, it is mired in unlikable characters who run the gamut of stereotypes. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
60% Shelter (2007) At the end of the day, Shelter is a movie that just makes you happy. It's the kind of film you watch when you want something that is wholesome, but not chaste, that will end happy. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
98% My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Not only is it a brilliant take on star-crossed lovers, it doesn't take the twists and turns you'd expect a story like this to take. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
40% Make the Yuletide Gay (2009) It's a light, fluffy holiday movie that makes you happy, which is exactly what you want when watching this kind of film. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
54% Breakfast with Scot (2007) While not without its one big flaw, Breakfast With Scot is one of those movies that just makes you feel good. It takes some heady subject matter and turns it into a lighthearted holiday movie that is well-acted and thoroughly enjoyable. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
No Score Yet Jongens (Boys) (2014) While not the most radical film, due to its wonderful direction and strong performances, it takes a well-worn story of self-acceptance and turns it into a beautiful piece of internal struggle. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
No Score Yet Back Soon (2007) Back Soon is certainly an enjoyable bad movie; despite its wooden acting, strange blocking, and clear reusing of the same sets for just about every location, it's a fun watch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
86% All Over Me (1997) All Over Me is a poignant coming-of-age film that focuses on some of the sadder facets of growing up and discovering yourself. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
No Score Yet Capital Games (2014) Good it's not, but it's one hell of a lot of fun. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
No Score Yet The Love Patient (2011) The Love Patient is a movie so offensively, irredeemably bad that I questioned whether I could actually finish watching it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
No Score Yet Silent Youth (2012) While the film is, at times, too silent for its own good, it is ultimately a poignant piece. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
No Score Yet Fun Down There (1990) Told in a naturalistic manner, using a cast of mainly non-actors, this film paints a vivid picture of gay life in New York in the late 80s. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
95% Princess Cyd (2017) Its breezy treatment of sexuality, spirituality and women's relationships in lieu of drama for drama's sake make it a beautifully poignant piece. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
68% Jeffrey (1995) For those few things that don't really work, the rest of it does. It's definitely worth a watch, or, if you're anything like me, several watches. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019