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
ENO's production of La Boheme is a triumph,
JOHNNY Depp returns to camp it up as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the second swashbuckling instalment of an incredibly successful franchise.
THE pasty-faced kid is back again, along with the oozing blood spot, the lizard-like mother and a galaxy of school girls, all of whom seem to get excitable in that same spooky house.
YET another Luc Bresson production directed by someone else, this time by Pierre Morel, who, on this evidence, is capable of reproducing the goodies for the bubble-gum brains who like boneheaded actioneers.
FANS of US television shows like The Wonder Years, Sex and the City and the equally unreal The West Wing will, no doubt, be rushing down to their local multiplex to catch this load of tosh before it's exiled to DVD.
BEASTIE Boy fans will no doubt appreciate this film recording of their Madison Square concert in New York created by the fans, the organisers having supplied 50 DV cameras to the audience before editing their efforts.
JEFF SAWTELL is left wanting by a stylishly stagnant art flick.
FOLLOWING in the hooves of The Story of the Weeping Camel, Byambasuren Davaa delivers another drama-documentary about life among the nomadic herdspeople of mysterious Mongolia.
YET another holiday product placement film. Ever since Adam and Eve were forced to see if foreign fields were greener, the story has continued to inspire successive generations that life is sweeter on the other side of the street. It's central to the US psyche - it's called emigration.
JUST my luck that I had to watch this crap. It's designed for little ladies with Barbie brains. Even fans of McFly and Lindsay Lohan might consider this a pain too far.
INDIE writer-director Dave Payne sets the scene for a driller thriller that has much in common with many slasher movies, not least The Hills Have Eyes, before rerouting around a few comic corners and setting up a predictable gory finale.