QUEEN OF KNIVES – A Review by John Strange

QUEEN OF KNIVES – A Review by John Strange

Frank Benetto (Gene Pope) is a Brooklyn native who moves back to the old neighborhood in the midst of a divorce.  His ex, Kathy (Mel Harris), is allowing her new girlfriend, his ex-accountant, to move in with her.  His daughters are worried about him as he is not working and is dating much younger women.  Sadly, each has their own issues to deal with.

The list of women on Frank’s Tender account is apparently very long but he finds someone special when she runs into him with her bike.  Soon they are dating.  Autumn (Alexandra Renzo) is a new-age and very hip vegan.

Around her, Frank explores new aspects of his life.  Interesting areas of sexuality and manners.  His family reacts… about as expected.  Fun scenes to watch!

But will the relationship last or will his daughters get their way?  Will his life change for the better or will the politics of family take him apart?  Will ANY of the relationships in this story work out?

This is a film where the city is a character in the background, influencing the lives of all the family members and those they meet.  All are flawed, few are happy, though all want to be.

I was a bit surprised by how much I enjoyed this film.  The story isn’t new.  It’s been played out in a myriad of ways, each story giving us a little insight into the characters.  These people/characters are well-written and interesting.  Just what I wanted to see!


Director: Jon Delgado

Cast: Gene Pope, Mel Harris, Roxi Pope, Emily Bennett, Alexandra Renzo, Justin Sams, Marcelo Constantino, Robert Costanzo, Robert Anthony Jones, Christopher Laing, Arthur Langlie, Molly Lloyd, Carmen LoBue, Stephanie Rocio, Zebedee Row, Jay Russell, Barbara Tirrell, Tara Westwood

MPAA Rating: NR

Selig Rating: 4 Stars

Runtime: 102 Min.

Release Date: 03/22/2024

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Movie Site: QUEEN OF KNIVES Official Site

Trailer: QUEEN OF KNIVES Trailer


The Selig Rating Scale:

5 Stars – Excellent movie/show, well worth the time and price.

4 Stars – Good movie/show

3 Stars – OK movie/show

2 Stars – Well, there was nothing else…

1 Star – Total waste of time.

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