I love teen driven films where I can imagine the lead being a student at my school and not being a narc. In “Love, Simon,” Nick Robinson definitely delivers.
Instead of spending the movie chasing after a lost love, Simon is chasing love within himself and the people around him in a way that has never been captured on the big screen before.
I could relate hard to the Simon character, even though I’m straighter than a stick. All I wanted for him in the end was happiness.
For a love story, nothing about the film is sappy or clichéd, nor is the movie ever cynical or shy in how it tells this story.
“Moonlight” is beautifully shot and has a relatable, remarkable storyline. I won’t give away too much, but as the film emerges in three parts Chiron becomes more aware of his sexuality and the obstacles it can create.
Queer Youth Fest provided a safe space for queer people to be queer. It is often forgotten how difficult it can be a queer person, to live the majority of your life in heteronormative and cis gender spaces.
Every song in the show has so much energy, you feel like dancing in the audience.