Because a film can change your life...

I'm telling you, gay is busting out all over, and TV is leading the way. I'm currently catching up on a backlog of movie reviews, but over the next few months I'm putting in a new section called TV Spotlight, which highlights some examples of lady love on the small screen - whether it's a series or just a single episode. So if there's something you saw that you would like to see reviewed, please let me know by email or twitter at nancyamazon@gmail.com or @NancyAmazon.

Latest Film Reviews

Kyss Mig (2011) blue starblue starblue starblue star half
While not the world's most groundbreaking film thematically, this is a beautifully shot, mature drama that rises well above the norm. The leads are charismatic and will pull you in - its an engaging love story marred only by a slightly saccharine romcom ending.

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.

TV Spotlight

Orange is the New Black (Season 1 - 2013) blue starblue starblue starblue starblue star half
Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, Orange is the New Black is more than just a prison show - it's an authentic, humane look at incarceration from an unexpected viewpoint. Part of a new wave of cinematic quality TV, this original Netflix series carries viewers effortlessly along on the strength of a brilliant cast, clever dialogue, and chemistry to die for between the leads.

 

 
Mosquita Y Mari
Orange is the New Black
Jamie and Jessie are Not Together
Kyss Mig
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Last updated: 6 October 2014 | Write to me at nancyamazon@gmail.com