Author Archives: Grouse Beater

Westminster Armageddon

As American satirists might put it, witnessing the utter chaos that is Westminster politics, this is a clusterfuck of epic proportions. If you stand well back, see the disarray that is the Northern Ireland assembly, stare in jaw dropping amazement at … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman – a review

I can sum up the film in one sentence: A good looking chic who can deflect bullets with a shield and swing a sword, needs mansplaining to help her get around. I almost feel guilty being a man reviewing this film, but … Continue reading

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The Madness of May

  Theresa May embodies all the hallmarks of instability, which is odd because she speaks about stability all the time. Her party wants to make society stable by deconstructing it. Before middle-England decided that it was a repository of hard … Continue reading

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Churchill – a review

Film fans will know this is the third British war time drama this year. The previous English set drama being the disappointing Their Finest. No wonder so many Scots are paranoid. (Scotland got a truly mirthless remake of Whisky Galore.) Every time … Continue reading

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A Churchillian Hatred

Things happen in threes, it’s said. Three times in one week I’ve heard the same comment. The first from a friend, an intelligent man, runs his own computer servicing business, the guy you call to locate the virus and install security … Continue reading

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Lost in LaLa Land

As a Scot visiting Los Angeles for the first time I felt it wasn’t all that far removed from my first visit to Glasgow as a youth except with palm trees and better dental care. A Glaswegian friend tells of … Continue reading

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King Arthur – a review

This won’t take long. This alleged multi-million summer blockbuster would be better entitled ‘King Arfur’. Every subject director Guy Ritchie touches rings out the sound of Bow bells, Cheapside, every character he  creates, or reimagines, turns into a cockney geezer. Remember … Continue reading

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