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Carrozzeria Carnage

There are three staple ingredients used and reused by lazy screenwriters. The first is the mobile phone. Need a plot problem solved instantaneously? Have a main character get a phone call with relevant information to move the plot forward.   The … Continue reading

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That Bloody Union!

When a man’s spirit is low, he’s whipped. A Texan said that to me in the city of Houston. He’s probably working for Trump by now. That terse aside could just as easily sum up unionist attitude to the people of … Continue reading

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T2 Trainspotting – a review

T2? What a stupid title! Okay, got that off my chest. The gang’s all here, ‘Spud’ Murphy, (Ewen Bremner) Renton, (Ewan McGregor) Sick Boy, (Jonny Lee Miller) and the psychotic Begbie, (Robert Carlyle) only … only now they’re all movie stars. How … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Pretendy Powers

The United Kingdom parliament registers the UK with the United Nations as: (in reverse order) a province, a principality, and two countries. It comes as a chilling surprise to many a unionist that Scotland is defined as it should be, a country in … Continue reading

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Paterson – a review

Paterson is a bus driver who lives in the town of Paterson, New Jersey. He writes poetry, not very good poetry, but it demonstrates his mind is alert to life he observes around him as he goes about his daily … Continue reading

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Rock Star Sturgeon

Without as much as a red face the BBC announced it was “troubled” by technical gremlins in its attempts to show Scotland how well Scotland’s First Minister was received by the Irish Government in her two-day visit to the Republic. … Continue reading

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Dr Strange – a revue

I am not known to make a dash to see the first showing of any film starring the posh geek’s pin up, Benedict Cumberbatch. I think the jury is still out on the breadth of his acting talent. All I … Continue reading

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