From The Land of The Moon

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  It’s unusual to see the Oscar winning actress Marion Cotillard in anything as syrupy as From The Land of The Moon which in the old days would be simply dismissed as a ‘women’s picture’. Her presence and that of co-star Louis Garrel does at least raise the bar somewhat in what is otherwise a … Continue reading



Something Like Summer

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Something like Summer the rather accomplished directing debut of David Berry from a script by Carlos Pedraza is full of surprises.  What starts out as a sweet LGBT romantic coming-of-age musical actually ends up as melodrama, and a very definite tear-jerker too. In between it covers a lot of ground always trying (and succeeding most of the time) it … Continue reading



A Million Happy Nows

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This is a one of those rather glorious no-holds-barred weepy melodramas that Hollywood would have termed as a ‘women’s picture’ in the good old days.  It still is in a sense, but for entirely different reasons.  This time the romantic pair at the centre of this rather wonderful sad tale are lesbians.  It is the … Continue reading





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