Quietly, slowly, Portrait of a Lady on Fire paints a lavish picture of love and friendship, as intellectual as it is passionate.
Category: Queer Cinema
Vita & Virginia (2019) – Movie Review
Even though it seems to run out of steam sometimes, Vita & Virginia is still a touching, if dispassionate, love story that does right by its subjects.
Pain and Glory (2019) – Movie Review
Antonio Banderas shines with an understated performance in Pain and Glory, a self-reflective study in nostalgia.
God’s Own Country (2017) – Movie Review
God’s Own Country is harsh, but it is also tender, and it’s all the more affecting because it finds hope and love not in a fairy tale but in a story that feels real and lived in. I am sorry I missed it when it came out, because I feel like I lost valuable time where I could have been thinking about it.
Booksmart (2019) – Movie Review
Booksmart is everything a teen comedy could ever aspire to be: it’s razor sharp, it’s quick on its feet, it’s full of love and tenderness, it’s original, it’s uplifting, and as if that wasn’t enough, yes, it is a comedy, and it’s hilarious. Olivia Wilde directed a treasure of a movie, and you cannot watch it soon enough.
Boy Erased (2018) – Movie Review
Boy Erased succeeds in using one person’s story to shed light on a large reality, and takes the chance to explore notions of identity, family and acceptance.
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2019) – Movie Review
Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film is an intriguing exploration of identity and family with a superb cast.
The Favourite (2018) – Movie Review
The Favourite is unabashedly modern, it has sharp teeth, and it is outrageous in all the best ways.
Marvin (2017) – Movie Review
Choosing to thread too many stories, Marvin doesn’t land any of them, leaving us instead with a fragmented look at a character that doesn’t hold up to that level of detail.
Heartstone (2016) – Movie Review
Heartstone is tough, and unapologetically so, but there is a wounded beauty to it, in its dimly lit nights and its sparks of humanity between the sea and the rocks.