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REVIEW- Pride: On Thatcher Britain, prejudice and staying positive

Its 1984 and Britain’s only female Prime Minister is the common enemy of striking coal-miners in South Wales, and gay activists in Brixton, London. Mark Ashton (Ben Schnetzer) is quicker than most to put one and one together, and he hastily sets to work. 534 more words


DVD Review: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher - The Complete Collection

Starring: Paddy Considine, Peter Capaldi, Nicholas Jones
Director: James Hawes, David Blair
Rating: 8/10

This 4-DVD box set brings together the first and second seasons of the Victorian-set detective series inspired by Kate Summerscale’s true crime best seller. 561 more words


A Sense of Pride...

Director: Matthew Warchus
Writer: Stephen Beresford

Before learning about this film, and eventually watching it, I had literally never heard of this true story about a group of London lesbian and gay activists in 1984 choosing to support a small Welsh mining town, suffering during the worst of the miners strike. 1,197 more words


Pride ( Warchus, 2014) 3.5/4

Pride is a funny, heartwarming, celebratory film about the real-life union between gay rights campaigners in London and striking Welsh miners. Set in the 80’s, depicting a time when the harsh policies of Margaret Thatcher’s government made insurgents out of the least likely, crossing societal divisions of class, race, gender and sexual identity, when politically the only side to be on was – any side but Thatcher’s side. 48 more words

Dead Man's Shoes - Review

Revenge tales are a dime a dozen in the movie business. If were to count how many films were released per year whose main focus was on a character getting revenge, the results would probably be staggering. 770 more words



Being a full-on, dyed-in-the-wool cynic, I went into Pride with a bit of trepidation. I’d heard the reviews, acclaiming it as “charming”, and “brilliant”, and “wonderful” and so on… And yet, I couldn’t quite believe it. 472 more words




Review: Inspired by a true story set in 1984. A group of U.K. gay and lesbian activists travel to Wales in order to help the miners during their strike. 150 more words