Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS a gritty queer English comedy drama

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    Once A Year On Blackpool Sands is a gritty queer comedy-drama, set in the North of England in the early 1950’s. Based on a true story, director Karlton Parris’s heart-warming film echoes the tradition of ‘kitchen sink’ dramas from that period. This film is based on his play of the same title which … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews the restored version of I’ve Heard The Mermaids Singing

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  I’ve Heard The Mermaids Singing is a remastered 1987 Canadian comedy-drama that is being re-released in the US this week. It was the first English-language Canadian feature film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival, and is both a queer and indie cinema cult classic. It’s considered to be one of the … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah stirs up happy memories of the 1970’s Mods music scene reviewing The Pebble And The Boy

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  The four-year period from 1978 to 1982 was probably the most fertile period in British music history. A complete soundclash of music genres peaked and ruled the airwaves, including punk, new wave, disco, Two-Tone, new romantic, heavy metal, and of course the late 70’s Mod revival. A bleak UK political and economic landscape plus … Continue reading

Ladies In Black : putting color into Sydney in the 1950’s

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  Veteran Australian filmmaker Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) has evidently taken some 25 years to adapt the the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John to the screen.  The result is a decidedly old-fashioned comedy drama that highlights the gentle world of Sydney in 1959 with just a hint of a message about the settlement … Continue reading

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