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Review: Charles Busch's Latest, 'The Sixth Reel,' not a Classic... but Close Enough

Review: Charles Busch's Latest, 'The Sixth Reel,' not a Classic... but Close Enough

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 18, 2021

Another wonderful melodrama from Charles Busch, the master of high camp.

Review: 'See You Then' Presents a Complex Portrait of Womanhood

Review: 'See You Then' Presents a Complex Portrait of Womanhood

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18, 2021

A sort of "Walking and Talking" - or, if you like, "Before Sunrise" - with a transgender twist, Mari Walker's "See You Then" follows Kris (Pooya Mohseni) and Naomi (Lynn Chen) as they attempt to reconnect.

Review: 'Potato Dreams Of America' a Quirky Charmer from Wes Hurley

Review: 'Potato Dreams Of America' a Quirky Charmer from Wes Hurley

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18, 2021

Jump into this quirky charmer; Wes Hurley's autobiographical film is highly stylized, and full of twists that could only have happened in real life.

Review: 'Câmp De Maci (Poppy Field)' a Slow Burn Study of the Closet's Harmful Effects

Review: 'Câmp De Maci (Poppy Field)' a Slow Burn Study of the Closet's Harmful Effects

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18, 2021

Director Eugen Jebeleanu takes us on a deep dive into the complexities of homophobia and masculinity.

Review: 'Being Bebe' a Joy to Watch

Review: 'Being Bebe' a Joy to Watch

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 18, 2021

The rags-to-riches (and almost rags again) story of the very first winner of RuPaul's Drag Race

Review: 'The Mad Women's Ball' Shows Misogyny and Ableism in a 19th Century Hospital

Review: 'The Mad Women's Ball' Shows Misogyny and Ableism in a 19th Century Hospital

By Megan Kearns | Sep 17, 2021

Mélanie Laurent's compelling French film, starring Laurent and Lou de Laâge, who gives a towering performance, is a piercing examination of the historical institutional oppression of women.

Review: 'The Nowhere Inn' a Dry, Deadpan Mockumentary

Review: 'The Nowhere Inn' a Dry, Deadpan Mockumentary

By Karin McKie | Sep 17, 2021

A "Spinal Tap"-type mockumentary for the roaring '20s.

Review: 'Blue Bayou' a Powerful Indictment of a Broken System

Review: 'Blue Bayou' a Powerful Indictment of a Broken System

By Megan Kearns | Sep 17, 2021

Justin Chon wrote, directed, and stars in an emotional drama about a Korean American immigrant adopted as a child facing the cataclysmic pain of deportation.

With Upcoming Queer Musical, Everybody Will Be Talking About Max Harwood

With Upcoming Queer Musical, Everybody Will Be Talking About Max Harwood

By Frank J. Avella | Sep 17, 2021

In the upcoming queer musical film "Everybody's Talking About Jamie," newcomer Max Harwood plays a teen from a British working class town who wants to be a drag queen. EDGE spoke to the actor about his film debut, authenticity and his drag past.

2021 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 3 - Thrills & Spills

2021 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 3 - Thrills & Spills

By C.J. Prince | Sep 17, 2021

EDGE contributor C.J. Prince checks out a few thrillers at the Toronto International Film Festival, including "Lakewood," starring Naomi Watts.

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

By Steve Duffy | Sep 17, 2021

When the filmmakers of "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" included an interview with Rev. Steve Pieters in the film, they never reached out to him, assuming he was dead. Instead, the long-time AIDS survivor reached out to them.

Review: 'Boy Culture,' the Series, Revives a Gay Favorite

Review: 'Boy Culture,' the Series, Revives a Gay Favorite

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17, 2021

"Boy Culture," the series, respects the source material without simply retreading it in this refreshing reboot.

Review: 'All Boys Aren't Blue' a Dramatic Reading and Healing Tonic

Review: 'All Boys Aren't Blue' a Dramatic Reading and Healing Tonic

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17, 2021

The title essay of George M. Johnson's 2020 collection of memoirs and essays, "Boys Aren't Blue," gets a dramatic reading in this short film.

Review: 'Forgotten Roads' a Sheer Joy to Watch

Review: 'Forgotten Roads' a Sheer Joy to Watch

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 17, 2021

This Chilean drama from first time filmmaker Nicol Ruiz Benavides is a joyous tale about it never being too late for self-discovery and personal freedom.

Review: A Peek Inside a Creative Genius at His Height in 'Balanchine's Classroom'

Review: A Peek Inside a Creative Genius at His Height in 'Balanchine's Classroom'

By Lewis Whittington | Sep 17, 2021

Footage of the aged, barely-moving Russian choreographer giving corrections to brilliant dancers now looks almost funny, but these films, then and now, are a peek inside a creative genius.

Review: 'Boy Meets Boy' a Likely LGBTQ+ Film Festival Favorite

Review: 'Boy Meets Boy' a Likely LGBTQ+ Film Festival Favorite

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 17, 2021

"Boy Meets Boy" is likely to be a festival favorite. It makes a virtue out of its accessibility.

Review: 'Little Girl' a Gracious Portrait of a Family's Loving Support and Determination

Review: 'Little Girl' a Gracious Portrait of a Family's Loving Support and Determination

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17, 2021

Tender in its heart and deeply empathetic, this portrait of a transgender girl and her family is a vivid portrait of what family values — authentic and uncompromising — actually look like.

Review: 'My Fiona' a Reflection on Friendship With Sweet Realism

Review: 'My Fiona' a Reflection on Friendship With Sweet Realism

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 17, 2021

In "My Fiona," suicide brings more questions than answers.

Review: 'P.S. Burn This Letter Please' a Colorful Glimpse Into 50s/60s Drag

Review: 'P.S. Burn This Letter Please' a Colorful Glimpse Into 50s/60s Drag

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 17, 2021

"P.S. Burn This Letter Please" is a glimpse into NY's gay drag scene in the 1950s and '60s

Review: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Leans Into Hitchcockian Suspense with 'Wife Of A Spy'

Review: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Leans Into Hitchcockian Suspense with 'Wife Of A Spy'

By Kevin Taft | Sep 17, 2021

"Wife of a Spy" allows celebrated filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa the perfect marriage of style and substance.

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