Review: Why I Didn’t Say Anything By Sheldon Kennedy (2006)

Sheldon Kennedy’s book, co-written with James Grainger, felt like an accident of timing, having been in Canada in the year it was published and becoming the second book I would ever read in recovery. In between that gap of a year there was a news report about Kennedy and the catch-up explanation by the webmaster…

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Review: CSI Vegas – Death and The Maiden (2009)

Spoiler Warning: This is a current-season episode, and half the plot is discussed below. The opening of the episode will show any C/SA victim that the episode is about male rape with the showing of a textbook reaction. The other indication is that unlike most CSI cases, this victim isn’t dead, and the textbook reactions…

Review: The Guardian: Without Consent (2004)

This episode, in attempting to stay within its legal framework setting, soon moves from a slow-burning drama into completely and totally unrealistic garbage. One male character has been sexually assaulted, shown by his walking into the office with a black eye and bruised ribs, tipping off the audience until a cop reports the rest of…

Review: Storyville: The Genius And The Boys (2009, Bosse Lindquist)

This man made a massive and historic contribution in his field which still persists to this day. However, he was to tarnish his reputation following accusations of child sexual abuse against boys. During and after his trial his status brought him an extremely high level of support, much more so than if he was a…

Review: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003, Mike Hodges, UK)

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead is a downbeat but straightforward British gangster revenge movie with none of the America-friendly cheeky-Cockney-chappie charm of any of Guy Ritchie’s films. Since it’s from the director of Get Carter, what appears straightforward soon becomes multilayered and complicated. Mike Hodges reunites to direct Clive Owen, who broke through in Hodges’…