Because a film can change your life...

I'm telling you, gay is busting out all over, and TV is leading the way, but there's a few cool movies coming your way as well, with the emphasis now on the way queer women live their lives, not just on coming out or having babies. Life is getting better again in film land, though compared to the sheer number of queer male films on every year at festivals the number of female-centred queer films still seems to be at its lowest point in years.

I'm currently catching up on a backlog of movie reviews but I'm taking requests again, so if there's something you saw that you would like to see reviewed, please let me know by email or twitter at or @NancyAmazon.

Latest Film Reviews

Appropriate Behavior (2014) blue starblue starblue starblue star
Shirin is a self-involved narcissist going through one heck of a break up and emotional meltdown. This is an always passionate, sometimes disjointed, darkly funny, unique ride through the life of somebody we initially don't care about very much, but as Shirin conquers her own identity crisis, we come to understand her, and start to become engaged with her despite ourselves.

Mosquita y Mari (2012) blue starblue starblue starblue star
A slow, gentle film about a friendship between two young girls, and the forces beyond their control that conspire to ruin their happiness. This is a very gentle, intimate, nostalgic coming of age film that is a masterclass in the art of storytelling. Stay away if you get bored easily, but embrace it if you love movies with a real emotional payoff.

Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together (2011) blue starblue starblue star half
There's an authenticity to this film that's easy to like. It's a queer film wearing its queerness proudly. However the authentic lesbian life is punctuated with oddly placed fake-as-anything musical numbers that seem to make no real contribution to progressing the story. They just serve to unbalance what could have been a sweet, interesting film.


Mosquita Y Mari
Appropriate Behavior
Jamie and Jessie are Not Together
Kyss Mig

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