Bashment

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British filmmaker Ricki Beadle Blair’s movies are never ever subtle, but this one made in 2010, insists on literally screaming about the cacophony of issues he crams into a rather manic 110 minutes. It tackles homophobia, hate crimes, racism, class, poverty, prison brutality, sexual identity, redemption plus there is the white star’s hangup for not being … Continue reading



Clapham Junction

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Although set in contemporary London when it was filmed in 2007, ‘Clapham Junction’ (named after the area where most of the action is centered) has a decidedly old-fashioned feel to it’s plot.  And a very negative one at that. Commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4 Television Channel to mark the 40th Anniversary of the decriminalisation … Continue reading




Keillers Park

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This 2006 Swedish film is based on a real-life hate crime story that happened nine years earlier. It started with the unlikely relationship between Peter Mårten Klingberg a conservative Swedish engineer who ran his family’s old established business, and Nassim Pjotr Giro a free spirited Algerian immigrant who occasionally worked as a waiter and dreamed on moving to Paris … Continue reading



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