Gregg Shapiro

Gregg Shapiro
Gregg Shapiro's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Bay Area Reporter
Biography:
Gregg Shapiro, the author of seven books, is an entertainment journalist, whose interviews and reviews run in a variety of regional LGBTQ+ and mainstream publications and websites.
Publications: Bay Area Reporter

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 77% Surge (2020) Calling it difficult to watch is an understatement. Nevertheless, it's worth watching to see Whishaw in action in this challenging film. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2021
B 88% Ema (2021) As unlikeable lead characters go, Ema is close to the top of the list, but as with that first startling image of the burning stoplight, it's difficult to look away. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
B+ 88% Zola (2021) Zola is original, immediate, fresh, futuristic, and certain to inspire countless imitations. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
A- 93% Swan Song (2021) Kier gives a career-high performance and deserves to be remembered during awards season. Coolidge and the rest of the supporting cast are all exceptional, allowing Swan Song to take wing and soar. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
B+ 91% Sublet (2021) Sublet is a successful and welcome addition to [Eytan] Fox's canon. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
B 100% Twilight's Kiss (Suk Suk) (2021) More than anything else, Twilight's Kiss is recommended for its sensitive and realistic depiction of older gay men, particularly those in the closet. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
B+ No Score Yet F*ck7thGrade (2021) [Sobule is] a natural-born storyteller in song and in speaking, and hers is a story, a cautionary tale of survival, that needs to be told. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
B- 81% Funny Boy (2020) The timing of the release of Funny Boy couldn't be better than at this particular moment. If people are able to overlook some of the issues... Funny Boy is still worth seeing for its various messages of understanding. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
B 96% Breaking Fast (2020) Breaking Fast is an appetizing movie, with Sleiman's authentic performance as the centerpiece. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
B+ 98% One Night in Miami (2020) All four lead actors are incredible in the embodiment of their roles. Goree and Odom are particularly riveting, each giving an Oscar-worthy performance. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
A- 89% Supernova (2021) In addition to that element of escapism, Supernova also brings dramatic realism to same-gender love and relationships, along with all the heartache that it potentially generates. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
C- 54% The Prom (2020) You probably won't find yourself humming any of The Prom's tunes. The choreography is forgettable. Some of the performances, which are supposed to be parodies of the characters, are simply too exaggerated to be funny. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
B+ 94% Dating Amber (2020) Without spoiling it, it's safe to say that there is a big, teary conclusion that does its part in restoring our faith in the power of love and friendship. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
C+ 61% Stage Mother (2020) Fitzgerald keeps things lively and gets a strong performance out of Weaver. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
C+ 67% Rent-A-Pal (2020) Soon enough things get dark. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
B 74% Spiral (2019) Timely in many ways, including a message about it being unsafe "for people to stand out... in this country," the movie is another frightening case of the more things change, the more they stay the same. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
C+ 74% Followed (2020) You might be thinking, "If I never have to see another found-footage, shaky-camera horror flick, I'd be content for the rest of my days." But if you have to watch one more, you could do worse than Followed. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
B 93% Straight Up (2020) Confusing finale aside, Straight Up is funny and touching, often in the same scene. Sweeney deserves to be commended for creating an admirable and entertaining feature-length debut. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
B- 93% The Prince (El Principe) (2019) Occasionally undone by the stagey direction by Sebastián Muñoz, as men-behind-bars movies go, The Prince is no Kiss of the Spiderwoman, but it sure has its moments. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
B+ 95% For They Know Not What They Do (2019) It tells emotionally moving stories of families of faith coming to terms with their LGBTQ+ children, not something that regularly makes the headlines. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
B- 82% Holy Trinity (2019) A psychedelic candy colored acid trip of a movie, Holy Trinity, the feature-length directorial debut of writer/actress Molly Hewitt, isn't like anything else you've ever seen. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
A- 93% Yes, God, Yes (2020) Yes, God, Yes is one of the funniest and smartest comedies of 2020. It goes a long way in establishing Dyer as a talented young actress and Maine as a writer/director worth following. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
B 100% Jack & Yaya (2020) Bagley and Hewey get more right than wrong in their rendering of this touching true story. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
92% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2020) A Good Woman is Hard to Find tries to be everything for everyone...nevertheless, its' refreshing to watch Sarah move from fearful to fierce. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
75% Good Kisser (2019) Clark is a cryptic bean-spiller, so it's important to pay attention to what he says in his conversations with Jenna. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
B- 64% Clementine (2019) Fans of slow-paced tension will probably find something to like about Clementine. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
67% Almost Love (2020) Fortunately for Doyle, the cast is more than up to the task with outstanding performances by Evans, Prew, Buteau and Chao. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
B 98% Extra Ordinary (2020) To say that things get wackier after that is no exaggeration. The laughs far outweigh the scares and some of the scenes... - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020