All in TV Movie

when we rise

More well-meaning than well-executed, this 8-hour mini series will resonate strongly with those of us living and breathing the fight every day, but is it strong enough to move the unconverted? I'm unconvinced. There are enough huge moments here to keep most viewers hanging in there, and it pulls relentlessly at the heartstrings.

the nightwatch

The film rips along at a cracking pace - at times too fast -  trying to fit an awful lot into 90 minutes. Sarah Waters continues her reign as the queen of lesbian historical fiction, and each time someone has picked up the adaptation mantle, there's been obvious effort to do her brilliant characters the justice they so deserve.

tipping the velvet

From the corset kings of the world, the BBC, comes an adaptation so lush that it might just rival the 1996 remake of Pride and Prejudice as my favourite costume drama of all time. I bet when they were making stodgy Shakespeare adaptations in the fifties the powers that be at the BBC never thought costume drama would ever come to this.

in her line of fire

Have you ever wished that, just for once, after saving the day the women in the action flick would suddenly turn to each other and smooch, leaving the macho hero high and dry? Well if that appeals to you, this is your lucky day. A truly terrible film, and one of life's guilty pleasures.

the laramie project

This is a film that allows us to reflect, not only about the victims of hate crimes and the atrocities committed against them, but about the violence that gets committed against the LGBT community every day in the form of evil words and unjust laws that remove (or simply don't protect) our basic human rights.

an unexpected love

Despite their over-acted reputation, TV movies have the capacity to reach such a huge audience, so positive approaches to lesbian sexuality in TV movies can only be considered a good thing. With some OK performances by some reasonably well-known faces, this is a reasonable example of the medium and superior to many cinematic efforts I've seen dealing with the same subject.