Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘Stories From My Gay Grandparents’

Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘Stories From My Gay Grandparents’

Perrie Voss and Scott Farley team up to write a web series, J. Stevens‘ Stories from my Gay Grandparents. After a near death incident, Barbara and Russell Butters (Jane Moffat and James Kall) move in with their grandchildren, Mason and Rebecca Michelle (Farley and Voss). Barbara says, “I wasted too much time hiding,” and both […]

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A Sad Story But Not Cinematic: Our Review of ‘Mr. Bates vs. The Post Office’

A Sad Story But Not Cinematic: Our Review of ‘Mr. Bates vs. The Post Office’

Miscarriages of justice are always upsetting. Having said that, not all bad things make good stories – ITV’s limited series Mr. Bates Vs The Post Office is proof of that. The show bills itself as the story of “the greatest miscarriage of justice in British legal history,” a claim to which anyone who majored in […]

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A Somber Watch: Our Review of ‘Silent Land’

A Somber Watch: Our Review of ‘Silent Land’

Director Aga Woszczyńska’s feature debut, Silent Land begins as its name might suggest – in silence.  Images of the Italian landscape where the film is set are quiet, only the slight rustle of wind in the trees is audible before a creaky malfunctioning window blind disrupts the solitude.  And it’s not the last noise that […]

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Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘All Shall Be Well’

Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘All Shall Be Well’

Hong Kong director Ray Young follows up his later life queer film Suk Suk with All Shall Be Well. This time around, he focuses on Angie (Patra Au Ga-Man), a recent widow living alone in an apartment. I say recent because she recently lost her girlfriend Pat (Maggie Li Lin-Lin), who dies in her sleep. […]

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Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘nanekawasis’

Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘nanekawasis’

Being an Indigenous two-spirit artist means dealing with collective generational trauma and some challenging events, personal wise. Documentaries like nanekawasis makes its viewers understand the gravity of both these levels without seeming like a downer. A lot of the scenes here are the typical interview, one where the subject talks about almost drowning. But that […]

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Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘The Teaches of Peaches’

Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘The Teaches of Peaches’

Philipp Fussenegger’s The Teaches of Peaches did not invent the concert documentary and neither does it reinvent how interviews go. Maybe I have a bias because Peaches is a me coded person, but I love this film’s democratic nature. It takes a queer village to create a concert, a fact that this film acknowledges by […]

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Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘Rookie’ (2023)

Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘Rookie’ (2023)

Co-writer and director Samantha Lee’s Rookie has its stereotypical moments, but it hits at much of what universal things girls face, and yes, even that locker room scene where girls talk about periods feel like regular life. The girls in this film are in provincial Philippines, waiting to play volleyball and lose to rivals. The […]

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Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘Dalton’s Dream’

Inside Out 2024: Our Review of ‘Dalton’s Dream’

Dalton Harris, a prodigal son, returns to Jamaica after proving his talent on the UK version of The X Factor. Part of this return involves him going on local talk shows where the discussions are about a sensitive topic. The hosts are classy about it, but they still want him to talk about his mother […]

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Support Systems: Our Review of ‘Babes’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ May 24, 2024
Support Systems: Our Review of ‘Babes’

Family is what you make it… While Babes can’t help but pendulum us as an audience between heartfelt and hilarity at a break neck speed there’s an honesty to it that speaks to the modern age of friends, family and those awkward moments of parenting that land in-between. Babes follow inseparable childhood best friends Eden […]

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Charm For Days: Our Review of ‘Hit Man’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ May 23, 2024
Charm For Days: Our Review of ‘Hit Man’

Shouldn’t it always be this easy? In theatres tomorrow (and on Netflix on June 7th if you aren’t Canadian), Hit Man is a surprisingly effortless charmer of a movie that further cements the elevation of Glen Powell into an upper tier leading man and a reminder that people need to just give Richard Linklater money […]

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