There are parts of Benediction that are interesting, but ultimately it is formally too dry.
Fire Island is the smartest, funniest, gayest rom-com you’ve seen in quite some time.
Can I convince you to try something different? Badhaai Do (which apparently means something along the lines of “Best Wishes”) is a rare queer mainstream Bollywood film, and also a feel-good romantic comedy of errors that you can find right there on Netflix.
A road movie that succeeds in building a compelling protagonist but falls short with his foil.
A harrowing denunciation of homophobia and violence in the army, too impersonal to fully land.
Monsoon is a rich character study, light in the narrative but deep in its themes of identity and grief.
Despite its somewhat scattered nature, Dear Ex skillfully finds comedy in family drama.
Francis Lee’s followup to God’s Own Country is a moody and atmospheric -if oddly cold and passionless- period love story.
Part coming of age, part teenage romance, part period piece, part queer study, Your Name Engraved Herein excels in its atmosphere and its weaving of the personal and the political.
Fun, heartwarming, and VERY smartly dressed, Happiest Season is the perfect holiday movie for this gray winter.