Pride Movies (June 2022)

Following a suggestion made recently over on my Facebook page by a member of Channel Island's LGBTQ+ charity Liberate (though I'll be clear this is in no way related to the charity beyond that and this is all my thoughts and interpretation) I thought I’d take a look back through some of my past film... Continue Reading →

Milk (2008)

A couple of weeks ago, coincidentally on Harvey Milk Day, I watched the 1984 documentary The Times Of Harvey Milk for the first time and, as well as being a terrific movie in its own right, it got me wanting to revisit Gus Van Sant’s 2008 dramatised telling of similar events, Milk, which I now... Continue Reading →

The Endless Summer 2 (1994)

Some 30 years after travelling around the world chasing the sun and surf with Robert August and Mike Hynson for the seminal The Endless Summer, director, filmmaker and surfer Bruce Brown repeated the adventure with a new pair of young surfers, Robert ‘Wingnut’ Weaver and Patrick O’Connell, in the early 1990s for The Endless Summer... Continue Reading →

The Times Of Harvey Milk

The majority of my knowledge of former San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first gay man elected to that office and to any such high office in the USA I believe, previously came from Gus Van Sant’s 2008 movie starring Sean Penn, Milk, but since then I have intended to watch the 1984 documentary... Continue Reading →

Eternals

After Shang-Chi and maybe Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel’s Eternals are maybe the characters from the Marvel canon that have made it to the big screen I know least about, having only read the Neil Gaiman version of them which I’m not sure how that fits into the wider Marvel world. Added to that the... Continue Reading →

The Endless Summer (1966)

Having grown up a stone’s throw from arguably Guernsey’s premier surfing beach (with at least four different spots even I can think of along a mile or so of shore line) The Endless Summer is a film I’ve long been aware of and have distant of memories of watching, along with its sequel, in my... Continue Reading →

The Godfather Part III

After watching the first two instalments on the preceding days it felt only right to follow up with the, generally speaking far less well received, The Godfather Part III (specifically the original version, not the more recently released, Coda, version). Taking up the story of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) and his family some 20 years... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man: No Way Home

After a pair of solid (but unspectacular) entries in the series it seemed that the current Spider-Man was in a position where his appearances in the big Avengers team up movies were going to be more memorable than his own films, which given the prominence of the character historically, felt like something of a shame... Continue Reading →

Dare To Dream

Following on from their debut film, Occupied, White Rock Productions have tackled another serious subject, but one more current, with their new short film, Dare To Dream. Again written and directed by Alex Bates the half hour story follows a young, up and coming chef, Theo, over the course of a year form one culinary... Continue Reading →

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