Queer.Horror.Movies.

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Rating Title/Year Author
1/5 The Fanatic (2019) Joe Lipsett Sawa is the Gershon of this Showgirls-level debacle; he is the only one in on the joke and when he's onscreen, The Fanatic briefly becomes a Lifetime-worthy guilty pleasure. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
2.5/5 Paradise Hills (2019) Joe Lipsett Waddington's direction and the film's female-centric focus are most welcome, but story-wise Paradise Hills doesn't quite meet the mark. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
3.5/5 Bit (2019) Joe Lipsett For women seeking a film that acknowledges the power hungry motives of men, for fans of punk rock vampires and, most significantly, for trans audiences eager for positive and engaging representation, Bit feels like a breath of fresh air. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2019
3.5/5 Fin de siglo (2019) Joe Lipsett ...the film is a well-crafted exploration of how chance encounters have the capacity to dramatically alter the course of personal histories, but [two time disruptions] undermine the capacity of audiences to fully invest in the narrative. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
Head Count (2018) Joe Lipsett Head Count could have been a generic and familiar supernatural horror, but writer Michael Nader and director Elle Callahan do an exceptional job of fleshing out the main characters and crafting smart, unsettling scares. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
2.5/5 The Cleaning Lady (2019) Joe Lipsett Anything The Cleaning Lady has to say about living fake lives, dressing to pass, or using a make-over as cover-up (literally and figuratively) is undone by a script that favours exploitation and titillation over genuine human emotion. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
3.5/5 Brightburn (2019) Joe Lipsett WhileBrightburn gives its characters short shrift, the filmdeserves praise for its willingness to go dark and gory. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
SuperGrid (2018) Joe Lipsett SuperGrid fails to offer anything new to the dystopian road movie subgenre, but it handles the expected tropes in a confident and enjoyable fashion EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
My Friend Dahmer (2017) Joe Lipsett My Friend Dahmer excels by going beyond a simple examination of Jeff Dahmer. Meyers' script doesn't excuse or condone Jeff's behaviour, but it doesn't shy away from the broader social circumstances that contributed to his isolation and despair EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
3.5/5 You Might Be the Killer (2018) Joe Lipsett Ultimately You Might Be The Killers overstays its welcome and sputters to a (foregone) conclusion that relies too much on unearned audience investment in secondary characters who are little more than types. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Attack of the Tattie-Bogle (2017) Joe Lipsett Attack of the Tattie-Bogle is a lean and mean slasher film that's light on character development and glossy production values. If audiences...go along for the ride, they'll discover that this microbudget labour of love is a quick, fun thrill ride EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
The Moose Head Over the Mantel (2017) Joe Lipsett ...the vast majority of the film is shot from higher vantage points..., there's a pervasive sense of objective voyeurism whereby the audience is both implicated in the horrendous events and simultaneously kept dispassionately at arm's length... EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Darken (2017) Joe Lipsett Darken is a compelling new entry in the sci-fi genre and it marks Cummings as a director to keep an eye on. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Joe Lipsett The fantastic elements bring levity to the film's upsetting themes and plot developments, helping writer/director Issa Lopez and her young protagonists soar. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Theo & Hugo (2016) Joe Lipsett Paris 05:59: Theo & Hugo is a naturalistic real-time romance that rewards audiences with intimacy and a sweet character-driven romance so long as squeamish moviegoers can enjoy/endure the opening hardcore sex sequence. Definitely worth a look. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Little Men (2016) Joe Lipsett Little Men is an unhurried, very human film that bemoans the adult circumstances that intrude on childhood, all the while acknowledging that these events contribute to the adults we eventually become. It is a great, lovely, enjoyable film. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Kiki (2016) Joe Lipsett Kiki features a cast of eloquent, engaging characters struggling against a broad range of socio, economic, and political obstacles, but the way that filmmaker Jordenö engages with the context and history of these issues lacks depth. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Hooked (2017) Joe Lipsett It is clear after watching Hooked that Emerson needed a firm, guiding hand... While he may have begun the project with noble intentions, the finished product is a disjointed mess of clichés that do not have much new or insightful to say... EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Body Electric (2017) Joe Lipsett ... it's nice to spend time with these characters, share their exuberance for life and laugh at their antics. They may be the same as when we met them, but we're better off for spending time with them. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Handsome Devil (2016) Joe Lipsett Writer/director John Butler has crafted a feel good film that overcomes a fairly predictable plot with winning performances. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
M/M (2018) Joe Lipsett Despite the lack of dialogue and narrative thrust, M/M is...easy to get lost in... Unfortunately the film loses focus in its final act, by which time the themes have been hammered home and the mysteries of the relationship mostly extinguished. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
3.5/5 Pledge (2018) Joe Lipsett At its core, Pledge is an uncomfortable examination of the conflicts that can arise when desire and power intersect in bro-social situations. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
4/5 A Moment in the Reeds (2017) Joe Lipsett Considering how memorable and impassioned Mikko Makela's film is, audiences may find themselves devouring A Moment In The Reeds with similar enthusiasm. It's a strong contender for queer film of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Joe Lipsett In a world that frequently feels constructed on doom and gloom narratives, an endearing story about the value and importance of friendship feels both timely and welcome. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/5 The Forest of the Lost Souls (2017) Joe Lipsett What the film lacks in substance, however, it more than makes up for in ruthless efficiency. It is a surprisingly cruel film, which is an inherent part of its charm. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
Ruin Me (2017) Joe Lipsett DeFrancis and Bissett's script never quite recovers its footing, resulting in a climactic chase that feels too drawn out... Despite the polarizing scene, there's a lot to recommend about Ruin Me. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2018
The Invitation (2015) Joe Lipsett The Invitation is a great potboiler of a film, rich with character and atmosphere. You know you're onto something special when a slap, a twist of a key or an after dinner toast can instil fear and dread. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
The Unseen (2016) Joe Lipsett Geoff Redknap has crafted a solid family drama with a dash of science-fiction. While the film does have plot and pacing issues, The Unseen excels in its use of atmosphere and its seamless blend of practical and CGI special effects. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Embers (2016) Joe Lipsett Embers is interested in exploring what happens when we lose our memory - of ourselves, of our loved ones, essentially of our lives. The result is a deeply contemplative and breathtakingly human film. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Phantom Detective (2016) Joe Lipsett All in all, this modern take on Korea's famed Hong Gil-dong character is both hilarious and heartfelt, with great performance by lead Lee Je-hoon and youngsters Roh Jeong-eui and Kim Ha-na. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Tank 432 (2016) Joe Lipsett Tank 432 is an interesting exercise of a film, but features too little characterization and little dramatic payoff to satisfy EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Realive (2016) Joe Lipsett Realive is a solid entry in Mateo Gil's wheelhouse of deeply resonant emotional dramas(...) This "wrong time" love story works because of the chemistry between the leads, even if the present day/future conflicts pale slightly in comparison. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Tiere (2017) Joe Lipsett As the film progresses and the head injuries accumulate, the narrative(...)become increasingly convoluted and nothing is certain. Animals delights in spending time in this nebulous area, refusing simple answers about what we're seeing. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Safe Neighborhood (2016) Joe Lipsett Better Watch Out goes to completely unexpected and(...)gruesome places. The nasty shocks are off-set by treading the always tricky horror/comedy line with wit aplomb, thanks to a cocky, confident script by Kahn and director Chris Peckover. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Game of Death (2017) Joe Lipsett There is a lot to like about Game of Death - the gore, the premise, the opening scenes - but Landry and Morais-Lagace's project is undermined by poor pacing, bland narrative arcs and a lack of conflict. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Jojakdwen doshi (2017) Joe Lipsett What Fabricated City loses in aping the plot of successful action films, it more than makes up for with its killer balance of action, comedy and style. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Tragedy Girls (2017) Joe Lipsett Tragedy Girls is great fun - a comedy slasher that tickles the funny bone, delivers the action and gore and cements the star power of leads Shipp and Hildebrand. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Dead Shack (2017) Joe Lipsett Canadian zom com Dead Shack is refreshingly small scale, with great comedic timing and relatable characters. It's a great, entertaining little film EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Mayhem (2017) Joe Lipsett I would be remiss to say that there isn't something exciting about seeing a POC and a woman storm the echelons of a older, white and (mostly) male dominated company, dispatching lieutenants and destroying(...)all obstacles that stand in their way. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
The Night Eats the World (2018) Joe Lipsett La nuit a dévoré le monde starts off in familiar zombie territory, but quickly distinguishes itself as more of a character drama about one man's isolation and despair. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Cold Skin (2017) Joe Lipsett Gens and Spanish cinematographer Daniel Aranyó do great work capturing the majestic beauty and inherent danger of the island and some of the action scenes are pulse-pounding, but those elements can't overcome the didactic "us vs them" narrative. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Satan's Slaves (2017) Joe Lipsett Good direction, performances and aesthetic can't overcome a lack of scares, overly simplistic exposition and a protracted ending that weighs the film down. Satan's Slaves is worth a watch, but don't rush out to see it. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Cam (2018) Joe Lipsett Not only is the film's aesthetic eye-popping and its lead performance astounding; the concept is frighteningly relevant for life in the modern digital world. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Knuckleball (2018) Joe Lipsett The film relies heavily on the interplay between Henry and Dixon, which resembles a violent dance. Both actors invest deeply in their roles, which helps to sell the tension (particularly as the bodies begin to pile up) EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) Joe Lipsett If you're looking for plot, character development or even a satisfying ending, you're looking in the wrong place. If outrageous and offensive death sequences are your thing? Then this is the film for you. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Bodied (2017) Joe Lipsett Kahn plays up expectations and then undermines them, destabilizing character arcs and playing the audience's sympathies against them. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018