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  This extraordinary tale from 1789 of the daughter of a West Indian Slave and an aristocrat British Navy Captain was so far fetched that it had to be true. Like something out of the pages of a Jane Austen novel, it is the tale of Sir John Lindsay taking charge of his illegitimate daughter after the sudden death … Continue reading

Big Sur

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Jack Kerouac wrote his second autobiographical novel Big Sur when he was was trying to escape from all the unwelcome attention that he got after he published his big smash novel ‘On The Road’ a few years earlier (Walter Salles made that into a movie last year). This time its Michael Polish who has undertaken the … Continue reading


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For his 6th feature film  queer filmmaker Todd Haynes returns to the 1950’s and re-visits the theme of repressed sexuality that he captured so brilliantly in his Oscar nominated “Far From Heaven” in 2002.  Last time he worked from his own script, but this time around British/American playwright Phyllis Nagy has adapted Patricia Highsmith’s controversial … Continue reading

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