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,
General Jack D Ripper in Dr Strangelove had a fear of the "conspiracy to sap and impurify the West's precious bodily fluids" by subversives. That has come to pass in Norway.
This is a gripping but rather urgent environmental drama about corporate and individual greed and the perils of fracking, the contoversial means by which gas is extracted from under the ground.
After a decade of immobility and being confined to a wheelchair, Bernardo Bertolucci has returned to Italy to illustrate a state of the nation story symbolised by two young middle-class offspring suffering neurosis.
Director Mathieu Kassovitz, who gave us the excellent La Haine, plays gendarme-with-a-conscience Phillippe Legorjus who seeks to negotiate the release of some hostages taken by the resistance movement in New Caledonia before the military men moved in and wiped them out.
Yet another Hollywood 'war on terror' film taken to task
Interview with film director Dror Moreh about his controversial film The Gatekeepers and finds even Israel's professional killers have doubts about the occupation of Palestine
Given the current capitalist crisis, this is a charming if unlikely feel-good film for all those striving to avert austerity and seeking a second chance.
This is the latest horror incarnation from the producer of Sinister, Insidious and Paranormal Activity but unlike some of its predecessors this is no trail-blazer.
This is a shamelessly sentimental tear-jerker of a film for all the family from Disney the masters of this genre.