The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
Disappointed by the latest anodyne US art-house offering
Finding Nemo is the latest animation to be given the 3D treatment and it certainly doesn't add anything to the delightful award-winning film.
I'd say 12 rather than 12A is the ideal age to appreciate this tuned-to-box-office-perfection load of explosions, action and plastic acting.
Mark O'Conner's ambitious film was produced and written by Irish traveller Michael Collins and features a cast drawn from the travelling community to provide a sense of authenticity.
The lines between reality and fantasy are cleverly and purposely blurred in this imaginative and rather seductive thriller about the power of the written word.
Following on from his 1970 film I Was A Soldier, British film-maker Michael Grigsby returned to Texas to see what happened to the three veterans of the Vietnam conflict, especially given the continued war on the world by the US.
Recommended: Danny Boyle's art heist feature which makes its mark as a gritty thriller
Compliance has reportedly sparked mass walkouts at numerous festival screenings including at the London Film Festival and if it hadn't been based on bizarre real-life events I probably would have walked out too.
This is a film which suffers from its own identity crisis as it can't decide whether it is a comedy drama or a goofy comedy.