On Ossoff Being Told To Get Off

If a centrist Democrat wins = See? We Democrats need to be centrist. If a centrist Democrat loses = See? The candidate wasn’t centrist *enough*; stop it with your counter-productive purism. ‘Elections are won from the middle ground’. Did Trump run from the middle? Did the Bush/Cheney crime syndicate? Did Richard Nixon? Did Ronald “Mad…

First day blues for the reds

Fixtures day for the Football League. It’s exciting for many, and it is cool to picture when you’ll be playing certain sides, but after the initial rush, it’s just a horrible reminder that summer will end one day and cold will return. I’d rather forestall that idea for a long as possible, yet here I…

Barbra Streisand: treated fairly as a film-maker?

This is Streisand as ‘Judy Maxwell’ in my favourite film of all time: ‘What’s Up, Doc?’. It’s not for everyone: one family member also says it’s their number one film ever but another family member couldn’t get through it until the end. I’ve watched it any number of times but it recently struck me how…

#CoolDownaMovieorBand & #ShakespeareInTheTrump

The Drench Connection. The Hills Have Ice. Ice of Laura Mars Butch Cassidy and the Raindance Kid The Purple Hose of Cairo. The Name of the Hose. Shade on Entebbe Sprinkler System of A Down. Austin Showers: International Man of Mystery Nightswimming Crawler. Iceboxcar Bertha. The Fan From U.N.C.L.E. There Will Be Flood. ‘To pee…

TV Movie: ‘The Missiles of October’ (1974) (155 minutes)

This is such a great piece of work. It’s a TV movie but it’s shot almost like a TV play and it takes for its basis Robert Kennedy’s memoir ‘Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missiles Crisis’. A Kevin Costner-starring film ‘Thirteen Days’ made 26 years later also covers the same ground but it…

Documentary: ‘They Chose China’ (2005) (52 minutes)

A tremendously interesting Canadian documentary about those American troops who, when the time came to go home after the Korean War in the early fifties, preferred to try to make a life in China instead. For an alternative link, one that doesn’t have the subtitles, click here. Between his brilliant ‘Zabriskie Point‘ and ‘The Passenger‘,…

Mike Oldfield & Maggie Reilly

I can’t get enough of these two at the moment. It was always the case that Glasgow’s Maggie Reilly was the ‘hired gun’ vocalist and co-writer, appearing on a Mike Oldfield release rather than it being a project of a duo but billing doesn’t matter greatly. David Bowie’s ‘Low and ‘Heroes’ were albums by ‘David…

Just One View: Wonder Woman (2017)

This seems to have received a surprising lot of extremely good press and better box office but I do wonder if its Blu-ray/DVD release will see a bit of a re-writing of history and a couple of ‘stars’ rubbed off of its rating, after having dutifully and liberally cheered along a female director making a…

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CINEMA: Wondering If Barbra Streisand Gets Her Due As A Film-Maker (June 2017) TV Movie on the Cuban Missiles Crisis ‘The Missiles of October‘. (155 minutes) (1974) (June 2017) ‘Documentary: ‘They Chose China’ (2005) (52 minutes) (June 2017) A Look At ‘Wonder Woman‘ (2017) (June 2017) Examining The Supposedly Bad ‘Colonia/The Colony’ (2015) (May 2017) Examining…