Monthly Archives: March 2018

Union? What Union?

Glancing through some intelligent and some not so bright posts on a social website I noticed one irritant who had only one argument: Scotland lost it sovereignty on signing the Union of the Crowns. This is arrant nonsense. Post after post … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs – a review

This latest animated offering, Isle of Dogs – named after the island in the Thames – comes from the wild imagination of Wes Anderson. It’s a visual feast but a dogs dinner of a plot. There is something studenty about … Continue reading

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Bolton’s War

Another demagogue “It is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current ‘necessity’ posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons by striking first,” wrote John Bolton carelessly and with one eye on his reputation, a notorious right-wing hawk who … Continue reading

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Never Really Here – a review

With accusations of invisible Russian assassins in the air it’s something of a coincidence we have one in the cinema, but he uses nothing more sophisticated than a blunt hammer and no sickle to the skull to do his dirty work. To … Continue reading

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The Russians Are Coming!

You get what you see What a week – assassins to the left of us, assassins to the right, turn and face the monsters, don’t die without a fight. That aside, there’s something very funny about a fat man called … Continue reading

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Car News: Geneva Motor Show

A weekly guide to all that’s rotten in the auto industry, plus some good bits This year’s Geneva Motor Show emphasises what the perceptive already see, car manufacturers still concentrating their output on producing costly toys for the mega-wealthy, ably … Continue reading

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Mudbound – a review

Mudbound had such a short, limited release in Scotland and England that I didn’t bother to publish a review judging it too late to be of any use, but then I noticed it had been nominated for Oscars. That usually means … Continue reading

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