Out Magazine

Out Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Armond White, Beandrea July, Danielle Solzman, Joi Childs, Manuel Betancourt, Tre'vell Anderson
Rating Title/Year Author
Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Tre'vell Anderson Dr. Ruth's life story is remarkable and worthy of Oscar-bait dramatization. Until then, the worthy gift that Ask Dr. Ruth is will do. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Gay Chorus Deep South (2019) Tre'vell Anderson David Charles Rodrigues' doc is actually about way more than its logline.... With that in mind, Gay Chorus Deep South doesn't reinvent the wheel. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Goldie (2020) Tre'vell Anderson There's a unique vision at play, from the very first frame of the film, and I wanted to see it to its end. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
You Don't Nomi (2019) Tre'vell Anderson Elizabeth Berkley is only in the film via archival footage - a true travesty if I say so myself. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
CRSHD (2019) Tre'vell Anderson The film's depiction of female sexuality is beyond refreshing, obviously informed by someone who knows what it's like to be a woman... But that's not enough to elevate such a tired premise that could've been better executed. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
The Apollo (2019) Tre'vell Anderson The Apollo is a necessary chronicling of the history of Black folk and the enduring sociopolitical spirit of our talent, from music to dance to comedy. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Changing the Game (2019) Tre'vell Anderson Subtle and nuanced... Changing the Game radically asserts the humanity of Mack, Sarah Rose, Andraya, and Terry, and the rest of us whose lives are under assault by the current political establishment. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Tre'vell Anderson What unfolds is an instantly canonical love story for the ages, and I don't make such a claim lightly. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Beandrea July Though clearly made for a wide audience, Greenfield-Sanders doesn't back away from Morrison's candid critiques of racism and misogyny. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Amazing Grace (2018) Tre'vell Anderson Amazing Grace is a reminder that spirituality is deeply personal. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Selah and the Spades (2019) Joi Childs Selah and The Spades centers on a teen scrambling to keep any semblance of power and by any means necessary. In that desperation comes betrayal, violence and mistrust - and it's a joy to watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Danielle Solzman Gilroy shows some of his ambition in tackling the art world and consumerism, but Velvet Buzzsaw quickly turns into Night of the Deadly Art Museum. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Adam (2019) Danielle Solzman Ultimately, Adam is one of those films that works well, both as a learning lesson and a conversation starter for transgender issues. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941) Armond White Whiteside is not a pious gay hero. Rather his uncanny gift for throwing shade and reading the obtuse may be the secret to his eternal charm. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
The Member of the Wedding (1952) Armond White The Member of the Wedding is a lyrical experience; you have to feel its rhythm and emotion, not just the literal meaning of its language. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
The Green Fog (2017) Armond White Maddin's film obscures Hudson's triumph and sympathy. This is partly related to movies now being overwhelmed by the frowsy standards of television and Internet culture. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2018
Dream Boat (2017) Armond White Rather than simply celebrate queer highlife, this abstract view (coordinating the blue sky, sea, tanned bodies and aerial perspectives) dares us to reflect and intellectualize. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2018
Rebels on Pointe (2017) Armond White ... the personal stories of individual dancers-all cute, compelling-traps the film between trendy identity politics and giving queer cultural innovation the honor it deserves. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2018
Mike's Murder (1984) Armond White Much more than just a mystery movie, these male-female conflicts make Mike's Murder an all-American sexual thriller. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2018
England Is Mine (2017) Armond White This film is strangely celibate, a tribute that stays out of the way of Morrissey's own charisma and self-mythologizing. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2017
I, Tonya (2017) Armond White Every risible moment exposes the filmmaker's class, race and gender contempt-it's camp on ice and the farthest thing from the gay sensibility that contemporary Hollywood sorely lacks. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2017
God's Own Country (2017) Armond White Finally, a movie that sets Brokeback Mountain straight. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2017
The Delta (1996) Armond White Against the tide of political correctness, The Delta was first to chart the unsafe streams of gay experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
Nobody's Watching (2017) Armond White Nobody's Watching vacillates between being an immigration sob story or a treatise on gay freedom. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
Tom of Finland (2017) Armond White Yet. seeing Laakonsens' fantasies realized exponentially confirms that his erotica is timeless. Tom of Finland commemorates gay culture's Toulouse-Lautrec. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
Chavela (2017) Armond White The raspy passion of Chavela's singing connects the romantic fatalism of Mexican folk and pop music to the soulful understanding of gay life that defines filmmakers such as [Pedro] Almodovar. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
Beach Rats (2017) Armond White This skin-deep look at young male sexuality makes Frankie's behavior perplexing. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
Polina, danser sa vie (2016) Armond White Polina [is] one of the most emotionally accurate coming-of-age films of recent years. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
About Ray (2015) Armond White This film's generational awareness is a welcome change from the mainstream media's usual treatment of LGBTQ issues as different than other, traditional sexual concerns. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
Desert Hearts (1985) Armond White In Desert Hearts, [Donna] Deitch takes lesbian cinema back to its future. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
O Ornitólogo (2016) Armond White American gay movies never contemplate gay life as having existential or spiritual meaning but that is [Joao Pedro] Rodrigues' adventure in this strange, mesmerizing study of the transformation of gay consciousness. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
Handsome Devil (2016) Armond White Using music to define gay experience in a prep school setting makes Handsome Devil a queer version of Wes Anderson's Rushmore. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
Akron (2015) Armond White Akron is a nice try at normalizing gay romance, but the filmmaking needs the erotic and spiritual masculine energy of great gay cinema. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2017
Frantz (2016) Armond White Through the story of Adrian and Anna's grief and shared passion, Ozon discovers means to greater, more universal, gay empathy. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2017
Will You Dance With Me? (1984) Armond White Jarman's goal was reportorial-to investigate, witness and reveal an aspect of gay nightlife-but he captured a fleeting yet timeless and fundamental essence of the culture. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
The Ritz (1976) Armond White Rewatching it triggered my rediscovery of that period in film history when gay subjects were just gaining visibility and mainstream mediamakers were advancing recognition at the same time as the out-front cultural progress of disco. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Sunset Song (2015) Armond White Sunset Song's story is told through moments of gorgeous, dramatic transition. But it will be remembered for its profound intimacy. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Beautiful Something (2015) Armond White This film, about six Philadelphia men whose lives criss-cross overnight, works like poetry. It is a figuring-out of various desires through movie codes and poetic form. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
A Bigger Splash (2015) Armond White Our Tilda-timeless and aggressively modern. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Viva (2015) Armond White Although it was filmed in Havana with a cast of talented Cuban actors, almost everything about it seems premeditated and contrived. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Valley of Love (2015) Armond White Yet this memorial movie touches on spiritual awareness, a miracle achieved through its superb stars. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Neon Bull (2015) Armond White Neon Bull doesn't move viewers toward political consciousness about either animal cruelty or human tenderness. Iremar and his disadvantaged cohorts rouse fascination about beasts (mammals), not human beings or citizens. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
You're Killing Me (2015) Armond White You're Killing Me [is]... serious proof that we find our allies where we can. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Me Him Her (2015) Armond White Landis avoids the heterosexism of Hollywood rom-coms... Easing past sexual confusion, Me Him Her embraces all sexual identities. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Dirty Grandpa (2016) Armond White The fun of sex is the entire point of the raunchy, goofy Dirty Grandpa. You have to be humorless (and sex-averse) to be offended by its deliberate naughtiness as so many critics have demonstrated. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
The Dressmaker (2015) Armond White Actually, it's Hogan's sensibility that is the real star of The Dressmaker. He adapts the Rosalie Ham novel, a neo-feminist soap opera, to salute the indefatigable brotherhood and sisterhood of women and gay men who struggle to find acceptance and love. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Closet Monster (2015) Armond White Somehow that revolutionary, empowering message never got through to Dunn. His film seems sexually and psychologically arrested in the pathology that blocks coming out. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
La belle saison (2015) Armond White Corsini, aided by cinematographer Jeanne Lapoirie who shot Andre Techine's coming-out masterpiece Wild Reeds, presents a gay heroine who comes to consciousness and, with a little difficulty, adjusts to her place in the real, vividly cinematic world. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Being 17 (2016) Armond White Better than a Hollywood adolescent getting-laid comedy, or a socially-conscious message movie, Being 17 is so lively that watching its characters rushing through their encounters produces a rare sense of discovery. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Certain Women (2016) Armond White Certain Women is not exactly a party, but it liberates the lesbian desire for an end to loneliness. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017