For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

  2. mubianer's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    The end of an era, not only of this particular culture, but of subcultures in general, before gentrification, Facebook and general blandness taking over so much of society. Lovely colours!

  3. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    A rather tragic view of lives trapped in rarefied opportunities to step-out amid a closed societal atmosphere of institutional protocol and vernacular. Beyond the outre, it's not an uncommon story for many of any race or sexuality, ill-afforded by situation and ambition - or lack of. A good example of diegetic documentary casting a passive eye cast on the seemingly outlandish revealing the human fragility underneath.

  4. Katya Kazbek's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    Rewatched it the day after attending NYC's first DragCon: a commercialized affair seemingly serving to demarginalize drag queens, their queer fans and other nonbinary people with a flair for performing arts and fashion. Interesting juxtaposition. The most tragic thing: only one person of the cast lived to see the film's 25th anniversary. Paris is burning, and the children are burning with it. Can't they just be?

  5. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    I think one of the finer achievements of this documentary is the nuances it portrays its subject with, rather than focusing only on gender-bending elements. In comparison to now, it's striking to hear so many drag professional unabashedly embracing and emulating the American dream rather than strictly critiquing it. But the way it ties that to class struggles faced by poor and homeless gay youths is really brilliant.

  6. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    fantastic. so much sincere and so much relevant

  7. patríciapinho's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

  8. miles's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    this is just pure love.

  9. weinbrandbabsi's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    a wildfire that is far beyond words in glimpses into the warmest aspects of humyn life.

  10. Leroy Martin's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    My favourite documentary, ever. I love this not only as a queer person but as somebody who likes filmmaking and honest character based non-fiction pieces. I can't express how much I adore this film. It's hard to watch at times, but that's the reality of the subject/time. I feel for all the subjects, each and every one; they inspire me more than they could ever know.

  11. stopyunn's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    Now if I had one chance to visit past, I'll get back to 80s and go see the Ball room, Beautiful film

  12. apriccot's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    gorgeous, wicked beauty: "you don't have to bend the world, you could just enjoy it, too, i think".

  13. harringtonellie's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    Glorious, bitter, sassy, heart wrenching. I think this is the exact right time to use the phrase 'emotional rollercoaster' -but, Why do you gag so? She bring it to you every baawl. Paris is Burning is a really, brilliant and important piece of documentary film making from the perfectly framed shots of Dorian Corey gussying up by the stage mirror lights, to the grainy 16mm footage of the neon streets of Harlem. SOGOOD

  14. Charlie Boisvert's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    Beyoncé peut aller se rhabiller.

  15. Beatriz Ourique's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

  16. ijol's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

  17. elizabeth l・'s rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    You own everything! Everything is yours!

  18. Diogo Xará's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    this should be mandatory in schools around the world

  19. Blue Roses's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

  20. ssolf's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    "Everybody wants to make an impression, some mark upon the world. Then you think, you've made a mark on the world if you just get through it, and a few people remember your name. Then you've left a mark. You don't have to bend the whole world. I think it's better to just enjoy it. Pay your dues, and just enjoy it. If you shoot an arrow and it goes real high, hooray for you."

  21. Mariana Vilhena's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

  22. amysimpson's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    A wonderful yet heartbreaking film about history. Truly loved it.

  23. alucarda's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    captures something that needed to be captured, but not well!

  24. msmichel's rating of the film Paris Is Burning

    Livingston's documentary was a cultural and critical sensation on release in '90 capitalizing on vogue and drag coming into the mainstream by zeroing in on gay black culture and the 'ballroom' competitions. ver 25 years later it stands as a highly influential document of its times that foreshadowed the continuing mainstreaming of its subject matter into popular culture. Poignant, powerful and somewhat heartbreaking

← Previous 1 3 4