LFF review: 12 Years a Slave

From Netribution The third feature from artist-turned-director Steve McQueen needs little introduction. It's a visceral, unpredictable tale of life as a slave in 1840s America, based on the true story of Solomon Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, who, as ever, disappears effortlessly into the demanding role), who was born a free man in New York. 12 Years A Slave is beautifully filmed, [...]

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller season on Community Channel!

Highlights from Community Channel's Gypsy, Roma, Traveller season, which I've been working on for the past few months! It started on Monday 6th May. Starting in May and continuing on into June, Community Channel is proud to dedicate a season of programming designed to raise the profile of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities both in [...]

50th anniversary of The Sunday Times Magazine

The 50th anniversary of The Sunday Times Magazine is being marked by a photo exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery. What a trip back through time... Sunday papers and arresting photojournalism just go together. The day of rest is simply not meant for reading densely-packed paragraphs [the Sunday tabloids are for kiss-and-tells, which are generally all [...]

LFF review: We Need to Talk about Kevin

From Netribution: Warning: spoilers (as far as I can spoil the plot of a very famous 8-year-old book for you) Ah. "We need to talk about Kevin." The words that the eponymous Kevin (Ezra Miller/Jasper Newell/ Rocky Duer)'s mother Eva (Tilda Swinton) never manages to say to her sweet, blinkered husband Franklin (John C Reilly). [...]

LFF review: Shame

From Netribution: Artist/director Steve McQueen's second feature (following 2008's Hunger), follows the unravelling New York existence of sex addict Brandon (Michael Fassbender). Living alone, he (seemingly) happily picks up girls in bars, orders prostitutes like takeout and masturbates in the work loos after watching porn on his computer. It's a tad compulsive, but his outward [...]

Things people have googled about Amanda Knox this week…

... which presumably led them to this post on this blog. Prepare to have one of these 😦 In order of most-googled: chris mellas christopher mellas [Knox's stepfather] amanda knox smoking amanda knox sex list - what even is that?! foxy knoxy myspace amanda knox recent photos pretty amanda knox amanda knox still guilty amanda [...]