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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.

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.

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: 'No Ordinary Man' is Must-See Trans Cinema

Review: 'No Ordinary Man' is Must-See Trans Cinema

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 17, 2021

The must-see story of trans pioneer Billy Tipton.

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: 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: '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: '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: '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: 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.

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: 'The Eyes Of Tammy Faye' is a Fascinating Look at a Misunderstood Woman

Review: 'The Eyes Of Tammy Faye' is a Fascinating Look at a Misunderstood Woman

By Kevin Taft | Sep 17, 2021

Jessica Chastain giggles and sparkles as the oft-misunderstood Tammy Faye, a woman whose empathy and faith is showcased by an award-worthy performance.

Review: 'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Chronicles the Rise and Fall of a Homegrown Gay Porn Studio

Review: 'Raw! Uncut! Video!' Chronicles the Rise and Fall of a Homegrown Gay Porn Studio

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 17, 2021

This look back at our queer history is not for the faint of heart.

Review: Love on NYC's Mean Streets Features in 'Port Authority'

Review: Love on NYC's Mean Streets Features in 'Port Authority'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17, 2021

This contemporary love story features a slightly moth-eaten plot, but the performances make it a pleasure.

Review: 'Rebel Dykes' Explores Queer London in the 1980s

Review: 'Rebel Dykes' Explores Queer London in the 1980s

By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 17, 2021

Filmmakers Harri Shanahan, Sian A. Williams, and Siobhan Fahey revisit London in the 1980's with this fascinating documentary.

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