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Queer film Reviews by Sarita Ramirez

December 6, 2018

“The Favourite” 2018 - Film Review

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"THE FAVOURITE" 2018
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
IMDB Synopsis:In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
 
Watch Trailer: Here
 
Featuring music: Louane & Tegan & Sara
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July 3, 2018

“Nanette” - Film Review

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(Hannah Gadsby Netflix) 

"NANETTE" 2018
Directed by: Jon OlbMadeleine Parry
Written by: Hannah Gadsby
Starring: Hannah Gadsby
Synopsis: Hannah Gadsby's stand-up comedy at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.
 
Watch Trailer: Here
 
Featuring music: "Apes**t" - The Carters
 
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June 30, 2018

“HEARTS BEAT LOUD” 2018 - Film Review

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(Kiersey Clemons & Sasha Lane in "Hearts Beat Loud" 2018)

"HEARTS BEAT LOUD" 2018
Directed by: Brett Haley
Written by: Brett Haley & Marc Basch
Starring: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Toni Collette
Synopsis: "A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college."
 
 
 
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May 8, 2018

“TULLY” 2018 - Film Review

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Mackenzie Davis & Charlize Theron in "Tully" 2018

"TULLY" 2018
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Written by: Diablo Cody
Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis
Synopsis: "A mother of three hires a night nanny to help her with her newborn"
 
Watch Trailer: Here
 
Featuring music: Childish Gambino - "This is America"
 
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May 6, 2018

“DISOBEDIENCE” 2018 - Film Review & Analysis

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"DISOBEDIENCE" 2018
Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
Story by: Naomi Alderman
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams
Synopsis: "Photographer Ronit Krushka returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to a female friend. Their reunion soon reignites their passion as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality."
 
Watch Trailer: Here
 
Featuring music by: The Dø & Sage
 
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April 8, 2018

“LOVE, SIMON” - 2018 - Film Review

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"LOVE, SIMON" 2018
Directed by: Greg Berlanti
Starring: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jennifer Garner
Synopsis: "Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity."
 
Watch Trailer: Here
 
Music Featured: "Feelings" & "Curious" - Hayley Kiyoko 2018 album "Expectations"
 
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April 1, 2018

“DISOBEDIENCE” 2018 - Trailer Review

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"DISOBEDIENCE" 2018
Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
Story by: Naomi Alderman
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams
Synopsis: "Photographer Ronit Krushka returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to a female friend. Their reunion soon reignites their passion as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality."
 
Watch Trailer: Here
 
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December 28, 2015

“CAROL” 2015 - Film Review

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(Rooney Mara & Cate Blanchett in Carol
 
"CAROL" 2015
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara
Synopsis: Set in 50's New York, this film tells the story of a young aspiring photographer named Therese, played by Rooney Mara and her holiday-affair with an older, divorcee Carol, played by Cate Blanchett.
 
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December 26, 2015

“THE DANISH GIRL” 2015 - Film Review

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(Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl)
 
"THE DANISH GIRL" 2015
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Based on Novel by: David Ebershoff
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander
Synopsis: The fictional take on Lili Elbe's story as one of the world's first Transgender women to undergo gender reassignment surgery. This film touches upon her life as Einar Wegener, landscape painter and wife, Gerda Gottlieb. 
 
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February 15, 2015

“50 SHADES OF GREY” 2015 - Film Review

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(Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson in 50 Shades of Grey)
 
"50 SHADES OF GREY" 2015
Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
Synopsis: A college graduate meets a business leader and falls into a "BDSM" (not really) relationship. Yeah, that's the synopsis. 
 
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January 25, 2015

“AMERICAN SNIPER” 2015 - Film Review

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(Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper")
"AMERICAN SNIPER" 2015
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
Synopsis: This film is based on the true autobiographical story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a war hero known as the deadliest American Sniper in military History. 
Watch Trailer: Here
 
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January 19, 2015

“STILL ALICE” 2014 - Film Review

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(Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in "Still Alice" 2014)
"STILL ALICE" - 2014
Written and Directed by: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland
Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth
Synopsis: Alice (Julianne Moore) , a successful woman, wife, and Professor at Columbia University has been diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's disease. Her life, as she knows it, disintegrates before eyes. 
 
 
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August 7, 2014

“ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” Season 2, 2014 - Spoiler Review

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("Orange is the New Black" Season 2 Cast)

"ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK" Season 2 - 2014 
Created by: Jenji Kohan
Based on "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison"  
by Piper Kerman.
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Yael Stone, and more fabulous people!
Synopsis: We were left with an AMAZING cliffhanger from Season 1 last year, and I think it's about time we explore how good was Season 2 in comparison. 
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August 7, 2014

“ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” Season 2, 2014 - Spoiler Free Review

SPOILER-FREE REVIEW! 
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("Orange is the New Black" Season 2 Cast)

"ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK" Season 2 - 2014 
Created by: Jenji Kohan
Based on "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison"  
by Piper Kerman.
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Yael Stone, and more fabulous people!
Synopsis: We were left with an AMAZING cliffhanger from Season 1 last year, and I think it's about time we explore how good was Season 2 in comparison. 
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April 25, 2014

“CUPCAKES” 2014 - Film Review

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("CUPCAKES" Film Cast)

"CUPCAKES" 2014 Israel Film
Language: HEBREW
Directed by: Eytan Fox (Directed "YOSSI")
Starring: Efrat Dor, Dana Igvy, & Keren Berger 
Synopsis: A group of best friends gather together in Tel Aviv, the second most popular city in Israel, for the annual "Universong" competition that features all top countries' music. The Israeli entry is less than impressive, so the group, in a way of a practical joke, record themselves on a cellphone singing an original song. Little did they know that the song would spread across the nation and would gain them some desired and undesired successes.
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