An Irish famine revenge thriller with a star cast of character actors. Seems wholly relevant today. For, without such stories, how will we remember why the “Irish Border” remains a political issue.
REFORM, UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE, EQUAL REPRESENTATION and LOVE were some of the banners carried by peaceful demonstrators into Manchester on August 16th, 1819. A panicked official unleashed mounted troops onto the crowd, killing 13 men, four women and a child, and seriously injuring nearly 700 others. The horrors of a suppressed […]
Each year I join the pre-selection committee of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Golden Nymph Awards. I truly love this experience because it exposes me to a whole bunch of top flight global television that I maybe wouldn’t otherwise get to see, and my life is definitely richer for it. […]
Stranger than Fiction was playing on tv this morning while I was getting ready for work, and I could hardly drag myself away. I’d forgotten how much I really loved this sweet, whimsical, absurdist tale of a buttoned-up and completely anal IRS agent (Ferrell) who begins hearing a prim, British, […]
As a white South African, I know how negative perceptions of a place and its people are perpetuated through media stereotypes; how often do the hitmen and warlords and drug dealers and psychotics and gangsters in Hollywood movies and video games and tv shows speak with Serbian (or South African) […]
“Three Billboards” is polished and impressive “small film” about a grieving mother and her escalating attempts to humiliate a small-town police chief into solving the murder of her teenage daughter. Frances McDormand plays the mom, Mildred Hayes, and the billboards in Ebbing are the site of her campaign. I enjoyed […]
I could not let the weekend begin without Captain America’s beard and hair. You’re welcome.
I grew up, in part, on the edge of a small village in Spain. My teenage years were leisurely and sun-dappled, our dinners alfresco, our conversations multi-lingual. We moved as a small pack of foreign kids – Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Italian – reconvening every summer to flirt, swim, sunbathe, […]