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, Mathew Rodriguez
Rating Title/Year Author
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
Don't Call Me Son (2016) Armond White This portrait of how human beings adapt makes Don't Call Me Son altogether queer and trans and humanist. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Goodbye Charlie (1964) Armond White Goodbye Charlie said hello to sexual liberation. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Rester vertical (2016) Armond White Guiraudie has created an extraordinary queer comedy about fate, death and single-minded predatory drive. Staying Vertical is worth thinking about a lot. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
Theo & Hugo (2016) Armond White Directing team Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau masterfully sustain a sense of real-time, improvised spontaneity as they track Hugo and Theo (Francois Nambot and Geoffrey Couet) for a strict, suspenseful 97 minutes. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
I Am Michael (2015) Armond White Well, that Franco is over; he's gone down a different road in movies that trifle with gay experience in not always positive ways like the new I Am Michael. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
My Life as a Zucchini (2016) Armond White Best of all, their colors are smooth and intense like finger paints. Remember them? These radiant colors that recall Pedro Almodovar at his dreamlike best. My Life as a Zucchini is an animated film for gay kids of all ages. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2017
From Afar (2015) Armond White From Afar resorts to a socially demoralized vision that condemns both Armando and Elder. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2017
The Neon Demon (2016) Armond White The Neon Demon cheapens fashion and femininity. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2016