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,
JEFF SAWTELL is impressed with Judy Dench in a beautiful and hilarious exposition of the incestuous nature of the class system.
APPARENTLY based upon events in Germany a couple of years after the release of The Exorcist in 1973, The Exorcism of Emily Rose is another fable about the supposed practice of casting out demons in the contemporary US.
BASED upon the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, this first feature as director by noted actor Liev Schrieber stars Elijah Wood as a nerdy young Jew who travels to the Ukraine to discover the identity of a woman in a photograph.
CLEARLY cribbed from Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, Robert Schwenke's debut Hollywood film, scripted by Peter A Dowling and Billy Ray, has too many flaws to keep it flying, despite starring Jodie Foster.
DESPITE its heavy-handed, portentous symbolism about the land, this first-time feature from Palestinian director Tawfik Abu Wael is a brave and poignant narrative about what happens when a tyrannical father moves his family into the desert after his daughter has been falsely accused of being immoral.
WITH a woman in suspenders and red stilettos and macho males with muscles on their minds, it isn't long before British actor Jason Statham is back in all-action mode as Frank Martin - saving Miami from international terrorists.
JEFF SAWTELL can feel the tension mounting as Harry Potter returns to his old school for a little dragon-slaying and teenage worrying.
"YOU will hate me," proclaims Johnny Depp in the prologue to the Laurence Dunmore adaptation of Stephen Jeffreys's play about the scandalous life of 17th century poet and playwright John Wilmot, the second earl of Rochester.
TO TELL you the truth, I've always thought of Charles Bukowski as a bit of a bore.