Reeling Festivals by Year:
Prizes, Juries, Favorites
The Movies of 2018
U.S. Releases /
Browse Films by
|Reeling LGBT Film Festival 2018
|Best Narrative Feature:||Canary, South Africa, dir. Christiaan Olwagen|
|Audience Award, Narrative:||The Happy Prince, UK, dir. Rupert Everett|
|Best Documentary Feature:||The Rest I Make Up, USA, dir. Michelle Memran|
|Audience Award, Documentary:||Conversations with Gay Elders: Kerby Lauderdale, USA, dir. David Weissman|
Features I Saw at Reeling:
Includes some films I saw previously
Ranked in order of preference
My Best of the Fest
Shakedown (USA, dir. Leilah Weinraub) -
Seamy and rough on first pass, but the edits and sound are so forceful and sustained they become hypnotic. Weirdly noble.
Buddies (USA, dir. Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.) -
Sort of rudimentary technique but harnesses its simplicity to powerful ends. Admirably complex messaging about HIV/AIDS.
He Loves Me (Greece, dir. Konstantinos Menelaou) -
As if Julián Hernández made a Greek Boys in the Sand. Unique eye. Risks repetitive montage and sound-image divorce.
Christabel (Brazil, dir. Alex Levy-Heller) -
Transposition of Coleridge to a Brazilian backwater has its longueurs but sustains ripe ambience and defers good shocks.
The Rest I Make Up (USA, dir. Michelle Memran) -
Moving at moments but too often Agnès Varda-fies Fornés, recasting a great, brave artist into a winsome sprite.
Call Her Ganda (USA, dir. PJ Raval) -
Brings valuable attention to a loaded case but flails badly in so many areas of story, editing, and point of view.
The Happy Prince (UK, dir. Rupert Everett) -
Everett brings conviction to all his tasks but his skill with direction and montage fall well short of his goals.
Devil's Path (USA, dir. Matthew Montgomery) -
Quite solid production values but its genre trappings, its narrative, and most other elements tilt toward the risible.