My Wonderful West Berlin

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Jochen Hick’s intriguing look back at gay life in Berlin up to the present day paints an affectionate portrait of Germany’s capital city, but at the same time, it doesn’t shy away from pointing out that sometimes it is not always perfect.  After WW2 the city was literally in ruins and the focus of its … Continue reading



Everybody Knows …….Elizabeth Murray

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  Elizabeth Murray the subject of this fascinating documentary from Oscar nominated costume designer turned director Kristi Zea is an extraordinary artist that everyone should know, but sadly few outside the art world do.  Hopefully after this very affectionate portrait of her finds the audience it so deserves, Murray will get some of the recognition … Continue reading



The Paris Opera

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  The movie cameras are back at The Paris Opera again, but unlike Fredrick Wiseman’s 2009 documentary La danse, and the 2015 film Reset that tracked Benjamin Millepied’s first full year as the Opera Ballet’s new director, this new film from Swiss director Jean-Stephane Bron is all about  drama.  Most of which seems to happen off-stage. The … Continue reading



Forbidden Games : The Justin Fashanu Story

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  In the UK in the 1980’s the Fashanu Brothers were the golden boys of British soccer and Justin Fashanu would go on to be the first black player to command a £1 million transfer fee.  However it was his younger brother John that became the media darling, whilst Justin’s life was the subject of … Continue reading



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