Whose identity?

Whose identity?

Whose identity? 17 May, 2020 Politicsculture Identity politics is ruining society. The product largely of the chattering class, and turned into a thing by students it is driven by the individuals’s hurt feelings, and an ever expanding supermassive black hole of niche...
Shirley

Shirley

Shirley 19 April, 2020 memory culture I remember sparkling kind blue eyes in a narrow face, chopped muddy blond hair like she had cut it herself, and a slight frame in a coat that was much too big for her. I don’t remember her surname. It was only last week, when I...
The Third Murder

The Third Murder

The director of humanist, thoughtful films, the self-titled Ken Loach of Japanese cinema,  Hirokazu Kore-eda has moved on to murder in his latest The Third Murder.
His previous work has largely been centered on broken families, and taken a child’s point of view – its no accident that Arrow Academy have released a box set of 3 of his films, entitled Family Values.

Summer films

Summer films

The UK is in the middle of an unlikely and persistent heatwave  temperatures are in the high twenties, when for most British summer’s, the best you can hope for is high teens.

Interestingly we cope with this unusual heat better than cold spells.

Naked Island

Naked Island

It’s a film in which for most of the hour and a half running time, we watch a man and a woman walking up and down a steep narrow path, fetching and carrying buckets of water in blistering heat, and occasionally ladling the water parsimoniously onto wilting...