2019 Films So Far – Short Reviews

Can You Ever Forgive Me This biopic was enjoyable because it was just refreshing to see a queer woman committing crime to make ends meet rather than it being another dramatic heist film with guns and diamonds. Not that there is anything wrong with them films, it’s just nice to see a film where in…

Colette: More Doc than Drama

I was quite optimistic when going to see Colette, a biopic based upon the revolutionary life of the queer French novelist and actress. Seeing a film about the life of a queer women excited me, cause God knows we lack LGBTQ+ narratives, but I was left feeling dissatisfied. The film feels more like a documentary…

The Bisexual

The Bisexual – Episode 1 When I saw The Bisexual advertised my queer soul leaped in excitement. Representation for bisexual narratives is horrendous (most LGBTQ+ content is sadly). They’re shown as being greedy, disloyal, confused, promiscuous and so much other problematic crap that manifests into biphobia within the world and the LGBTQ+ community. The term bisexual is…

La Casa de los Tropos

The House of Flowers (La Casa de las Flores) is a Mexican telenovela following the upper-class de la Mora family who own a successful flower shop. It had been on my watch-list for a while as it’d been recommended for people who love Jane the Virgin (WHICH I DO) and I heard it had some…

The Hate U Give Film vs Book

The Hate U Give is an amazing YA novel written by Angie Thomas that follows 16-year-old Starr Carter who witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend. It was number one on The New York Times YA best seller list for more than 50 weeks and won numerous awards. Naturally it was made into a…

An Average Love Story

(Spoilers ahead for Love, Simon) Love, Simon has received a lot of praise because it’s the only gay rom com made by a major Hollywood studio (20thCentury Fox). It’s a mainstream film normalising a queer character -it’s been called a ‘breakthrough’ and ‘revolutionary’. But is it really? The main character, Simon, is the straightest gay…

Who Will Make a Man Out of Mulan?

Only recently have I found out that Disney is making a live-action film of Mulan. I was ecstatic – Mulan is one of my favourite Disney characters and ‘I’ll Make a Man Out of You’ is a mother-fucking tune. Only problem – Li Shang isn’t in the film. Although there is no official statement from…

Avengers: Infinity Bore

Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War. In recent years I’ve become detached from Marvel, but after Spiderman: Homecoming and Black Panther I was falling back in love with this universe. However, the Avengers series is one that I can’t wait to die. One of the main issues with Avengers is that there are no stakes. The good…

The Shittest Showman

Part 1 I love a good musical, and I especially love a good musical starring Zac Efron. When my friend told me about the film I was FUCKING HYPED to see him return to his Troy Bolton roots (#onceawildcatalwaysawildcat). It’s been a decade since he’s been in a musical! A DECADE! So you could bet…