The 57th BFI London Film Festival opened with this belter of a thriller, based on the real-life hijacking of a US container ship by Somali pirates in 2009.
Tom Hanks stars as Captain Richard Phillips, an American, whose job it is to steer the MV Maersk Alabama through the danger-filled Somali Basin to Mombasa, Kenya.
(watch out for spoilers below)
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Dodgy pathologists, police cover-ups, letting the police investigate themselves, the officer who hit him being off sick (still not named publicly either)… is something good going to come out of all this?
Oh, the Met says soz, btw.
Wow, that first pathologist, Dr Freddy Patel is obsessed with coronary heart disease as the cause of violent death.
Update from The Guardian on the second post-mortem:
Today the City of London Coroners Court released the following statement:
“On 9 April 2009 HM Coroner for the City of London opened and adjourned the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson. In so doing he received evidence of identification and the provisional findings and opinion as to the medical cause of death, from a report prepared by consultant forensic pathologist Dr F Patel, instructed by HM Coroner to conduct the post-mortem examination. The pathologist’s final opinion must await the completion of additional tests.
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The Simpsons has been none too kind to print media, with the clip above showing Nelson mocking a Washington Post reporter. It’s quite a catchy little taunt. Oh dear.
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