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,
I'VE led a sheltered life, perhaps, but I found this film a feeble waste of celluloid. In mostly trivial ways it is almost continuously disgusting.
JOSH Hartnett stars in Lucky Number Slevin - a slick crime caper that often proves too smart for itself as it twists and turns desperately striving to keep audiences enthralled by its shallow cinematic chicanery.
JEFF SAWTELL follows the trail of conceit laid by the odious careerist Truman Capote as he writes his non-fiction 'novel.'
JEFF SAWTELL gets behind George Clooney, who has set up a soapbox to denounce policies that are a threat to democracy.
QUESTION. How do you make a foreign language film in English?
CASANOVA? Rude, crude and lewd? Are you sure? Not with a 12A certificate. It's more like Carry on Casanova, with Heath Ledger playing the old louche and Jermy Irons in inquisitorial mood in a disappointing swashbuckling, bodice-ripping period comedy set in the back streams of baroque Venice.
THIS film comes garlanded with awards and good intentions, but it is more puzzling than enlightening.
CHARLIZE (Monster) Theron stars as Flux, a rebel in a B-movie version of the animated TV sci-fi drama about a conspiracy theory in which she's supposed to assassinate the leader of the opposition, only to realise that she fancies the man. What is a good girl to do?
SIMILAR in mood to Ian McEwan's The Cement Garden, Josh Appignanesi's debut feature film has reappropriated the theme of alienation and transplanted it to north London's Orthodox Jewish community.