Stranger Things, video tapes and the fluttering nature of nostalgia

Every generation has a way of accessing their childhood entertainment that ends up being wholly redundant. Technology drags us forward at breakneck speed, yet those moments in time carry such satisfyingly plump nostalgic weight, they stay important to us long after their method of delivery turns naff. VCRs have been flung into local council skips for years. Last week, the very final unit was manufactured. For those of us whose childhoods bled between the late 70s and the 1980s, the video … Read More

Three DVDS out this week – Pride | This is Where I Leave You | Nightcrawler

During the Miners’ Strike that flecked through the entire canvas of the early 1980s, money grew short and wills snapped. Sensing the miners’ exasperation and recognising their feeling that they didn’t matter, one small group decided to hold out the hand that only the kinship of equally not being heard can offer. In this true story, members of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners descend upon the small Welsh town of Onllwyn to offer their assistance in both keeping spirits … Read More