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Reviews of Queer Films
 
Boys Don't Cry A
dir. Kimberly Peirce; with Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard
La Captive B+
dir. Chantal Akerman; with Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud, Olivia Bonamy
The Crying Game A–
dir. Neil Jordan; with Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson
Dottie Gets Spanked A–
dir. Todd Haynes; with J. Evan Bonfiant, Barbara Garrick, Julie Halston
Far from Heaven A–
dir. Todd Haynes; with Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert
Female Perversions B+
dir. Susan Streitfeld; with Tilda Swinton, Amy Madigan, Karen Sillas
The Fly A–
dir. David Cronenberg; with Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel
Fox and His Friends A
dir. Rainer Werner Fassbender; with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel
High Art B+
dir. Lisa Cholodenko; with Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson
High Art B+
dir. Lisa Cholodenko; with Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson
Illusions B+
dir. Julie Dash; with Lonette McKee, Rosanne Katon, Ned Bellamy, Jack Radar
The Joy of Life B–
dir. Jenni Olson; reflections on love and suicide in San Francisco
Kiss of the Spider Woman B+
dir. Hector Babenco; with William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga
Orlando A–
dir. Sally Potter; with Tilda Swinton, Quentin Crisp, Billy Zane, John Wood
Passion in the Desert B–
dir. Lavinia Currier; with Ben Daniels, Michel Piccoli, Paul Meston
The Pillow Book B+
dir. Peter Greenaway; with Vivian Wu, Ken Ogata, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida
Psycho A–
dir. Gus Van Sant; with Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore
Psycho A–
dir. Gus Van Sant; with Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore
Querelle B+
dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder; with Brad Davis, Hanno Pöschl, Jeanne Moreau
Secretary A–
dir. Steven Shainberg; with Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Jeremy Davies
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter
      Story
A–
dir. Todd Haynes; short-form biography told with plastic dolls
The Talented Mr. Ripley A–
dir. Anthony Minghella; with Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
Velvet Goldmine A
dir. Todd Haynes; with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor
Without You, I'm Nothing A–
dir. John Boskovich; with Sandra Bernhard, Cynthia Bailey, Steve Antin
XXY B–
dir. Lucía Puenzo; with Inés Efron, Ricardo Darín, Martín Piroyansky
Y tu mamá también A–
dir. Alfonso Cuarón; with Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Maribel Verdú
 

 
More LGBT-Related Films
 
8 Women C+
dir. François Ozon; with Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant, Danielle Darrieux
Beautiful Thing B+
dir. Hettie MacDonald; with Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson
Beware of a Holy Whore B+
dir. Rainer Werner Fassbender; with Lou Castel, Marquard Bohm
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss B
dir. Tommy O'Haver; with Sean Hayes, Brad Rowe, Richard Ganoung
Best in Show B
dir. Christopher Guest; with Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest, Catherine O'Hara
Best in Show B
dir. Christopher Guest; with Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest, Catherine O'Hara
The Five Senses C
dir. Jeremy Podeswa; with Mary-Louise Parker, Daniel MacIvor, Nadia Litz
Give Me Your Hand C–
dir. Pascal-Alex Vincent; with Alexandre Carril, Victor Carril, Anaïs Demoustier
Hello, Dolly! D+
dir. Gene Kelly; with Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford
Holiday A
dir. George Cukor; with Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Doris Nolan
A Home at the End of the
      Island
D+
dir. Michael Mayer; with Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright Penn
Honor Among Lovers A–
dir. Dorothy Arzner; with Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Monroe Owsley
The Hours B
dir. Stephen Daldry; with Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep
I'm the One That I Want B+
dir. Lionel Coleman; documentary record of Margaret Cho comedy performance
Iris B–
dir. Richard Eyre; with Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet
Irma Vep A
dir. Olivier Assayas; with Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard
JFK A
dir. Oliver Stone; with Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek
Kissing Jessica Stein C–
dir. Charles Herman-Wurmfeld; with Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen
Last Night C
dir. Don McKellar; with Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Callum Keith Rennie
Love and Death on Long
      Island
A–
dir. Richard Kweitniowski; with John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi
Ménage (Tenue de soirée) B
dir. Bertrand Blier; with Michel Blanc, Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou
Monster A–
dir. Patty Jenkins; with Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern
Monster A–
dir. Patty Jenkins; with Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern
The Next Best Thing C–
dir. John Schlesinger; with Rupert Everett, Madonna, Benjamin Bratt
The Opposite of Sex A–
dir. Don Roos; with Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Ivan Sergei
Partners B
dir. Frédéric Mermoud; with Cyril Descours, Nina Meurisse, Gilbert Melki
Precious B
dir. Lee Daniels; with Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey
Les Rendez-vous d'Anna A–
dir. Chantal Akerman; with Aurore Clément, Helmut Griem, Magali Noël
Sasha C–
dir. Dennis Todorović. With Saša Kekez, Željka Preksavec, Pedja Bjelac
The Silence B
dir. Ingmar Bergman; with Gunnel Lindblom, Ingrid Thulin, Jörgen Lindström
Stage Beauty C–
dir. Richard Eyre; with Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett
A Streetcar Named Desire A
dir. Elia Kazan; with Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden
Suddenly, Last Summer A–
dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz; with Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor
Walk on the Wild Side A–
dir. Edward Dmytryk; with Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck
Wild Things D–
dir. John McNaughton; with Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Denise Richards
Wilde D+
dir. Brian Gilbert; with Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle, Tom Wilkinson
Wonder Boys B
dir. Curtis Hanson; with Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand
 

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