A History Of Scotland (2008 Britain)

Kilchurn CastleA ten part series packed with info about Britain’s northern most country. I don’t know if is all factual but it is interesting. Neil Oliver walks over wind-swept green countryside, talking over his shoulder at times about plenty of bloodthirsty, malevolent events that Scots people have suffered down the centuries. This is a romantic, dramatic and turbulent history. [Read more…]

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THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (1979 USA)

the whoWhatever the hell it is the Who play, it isn’t rock. It’s not. The musical tapestry spanned in Pete Townshend’s song writing is far too broad and varied to pigeonhole it with a genre label. His father played the music of his time. Townshend himself fell in love with the R&B singles that made their way to Britain from America. [Read more…]

DEEP WATER (Britain)

deep-water-dvd-cover-artI’m no sailor and know very little about it, but a few weeks ago an amazing documentary named “Deep Water” was broadcast on TV. Thinking ‘this will bore me soon and I’ll turn over’ I gave it ten minutes to hold my attention. It certainly did. In 1968 nine men set off in nine small boats to circumnavigate the Earth, unsupported and non-stop. [Read more…]

Blue Water White Death (1971 USA) Film Review

sharm-shark-white-_1779070cCarcharodon carcharias. What a great name! What a terrible beauty God gave to this creature. No other being on the planet glides with the symmetry of the shark. Great White variety or otherwise. The nine months it took to  shoot this documentary was ground breaking back in 1969-70. What an experience it must have been to see this unique documentary on the big screen. If you are a shark fan you must buy this DVD. [Read more…]

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