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Alien: Covenant – a review

Ridley Scott has never been a director who inspired great acting, but box office success ensures his projects attract fine actors, especially the brooding kind, such as Russell Crowe, and as here in Alien: Covenant, Michael Fassbinder – more about him later. Scott … Continue reading

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The Handmaiden – a review

The Handmaiden is one hot, sizzling beautiful movie to look at and to listen to. You watch its most erotic scenes either wondering what sort of man is the director – it’s essentially a lesbian parable – or you accept there are … Continue reading

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Ghost in the Shell – a review

In the world of graphic comics I never graduated beyond Batman. I’m happy with that. There’s great literature out there; adult comics are not a substitute for challenging novels or poetic literature, certainly not the bulk of science fiction comics. To me, … Continue reading

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Westminster’s Repeater

Starting pistol fired, the march to a second plebiscite on Scotland’s future has begun. Scheduled to take place probably late in 2018, England’s association with the European Union ended in death by hubris, Gibraltar tossed to Fate, old and new Empire loyalists will … 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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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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