Monthly Archives: March 2010

Quickly before the clocks go forward…

Dare is a highly competent but not exciting film about three teenagers who are faced with the possibility of a serious three-way relationship. The disturbed rich kid that the young gay man and his female besty have both shagged is … Continue reading

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The large Saturday morning post of doom

Which is not all about the Film Festival, but mostly is… **** One thing that interested me in the other bits of my week was reading a novel called Edelweiss Pirates and discovering a whole lost world that none of … Continue reading

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Catchup

I deliberately didn’t post on Tuesday, because Julie Bindel attended the screening of Regretters, the Swedish documentary in which two detransitioners interview each other,and the panel afterwards, which I was on. I think it likely that she will post a … Continue reading

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Squirrels and Viewmasters

No, seriously, there were themes today – two films had Symbolic Squirrels of Immanent Wrongness and two had Symbolic Viewmasters of Lost Innocence; one, the best of the day, had both. The one I liked least – but only by … Continue reading

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A thought about Fish Child

It occurs to me that a number of the problems with that movie may derive from the fact that it is Lucia Puenze’s adaptation of her own novel, which means that she has seen it vividly in her own head … Continue reading

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So, Sunday

I watched the three short documentaries and discussion that made up the LGBT Africadiscussion and was deeply moved by some of it, and angered by the rest of it. It reminded me in particular of the blood guilt of organized … Continue reading

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ROZ READS HER STUFF

I know that between the LLGFF and the demonstration against the Digital Economy Bill most people are otherwise engaged on Wednesday, but I am reading for an hour at the Middlesex University Literary Festival at 18.20. Details here. I’ll be … Continue reading

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