Monthly Archives: March 2017

Personal Shopper – a review

My, my, two winners in one week; the surprise delight of the grisly horror show Get Out, this week the super-cool Kristen Stewart – among the most quicksilver of her generation’s performers – in Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper, a shape-shifting, resolutely … Continue reading

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Don’t Come To Scotland

  Readers who protested against the government’s bigoted, craven action to leave Europe and follow UKip to cast non-UK nationals out of English society, you have my respect. It gave in to the worst of England’s nature, a dislike of ‘Johnny Foreigner’. Some … Continue reading

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Trump Redacted

Donald Trump has grown to realise that bluff and bluster are no match for the law and the American Constitution. Whether that  stops him talking nonsense is in doubt. His attempts to turn the clock back on democratic progress keep … Continue reading

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Get Out – a review

This is the surprise movie of the month, more accurately of the year, so far. The poster isn’t very attractive, six fragmented images seen through the shattered prism of a glass mirror, or perhaps a window pane, the film’s title … Continue reading

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Colonialism is a Crime

International law does not recognise the construct “Once in a generation”. The British government, represented by their prime Minister Theresa May, her lickspittle lackey David Mundell, only Tory MP in Scotland, and Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish wing, tried to … Continue reading

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When Banks Were Banks

Not hogging the limelight A sliver of news slipped under the media’s radar this week, they far more interested in the Tory party’s spring budget, than bringing the nefarious activities of bank crime to heel. Charlotte Hogg is an economist. … Continue reading

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Kong: Skull Island – a review

There’s a lot of psychological distance between the amazing indelible image of television’s supreme naturalist David Attenborough getting his hair messed around by a family of affectionate, curious gorillas and a thirty foot specimen rampaging through New York, before falling off the … Continue reading

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