Monthly Archives | December 2007

The Unconsoled

ISBN: 057122539X See also: Jabberwock ; Fantastic Metropolis Surreal and weird are terms that come to mind when I attempt […]

There’s nothing worse than feigned empathy

When Katy French died I only knew her as “that so-called celeb in a coma”. I only knew her as […]

We Own the Night

Bobby is a night club manager. It is the 1980′s, New York. Life is good. Until the day his brother […]

Enchanted

Enchanted is the story of Giselle, who meets her true love, Prince Edward after he rescues her from a troll. […]

Week 254

Interview :: Army :: Unwrap :: Evolve :: Bus :: The real thing :: Streak :: Gorge :: Spicy :: […]

Road to hell

As I walked to work I mentally composed this post. It was to be full of rage and bile; hatred […]

Week 253

Y’all know the drill, she says: Master :: Tour :: Input :: Downtown :: Pricey :: Acceptable :: Terrace :: […]

Hitman

To be honest I never thought I’d be bothered to see this film. The trailers made it look ridiculous, and […]

The Golden Compass [based on the book]

I read, and really enjoyed, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials a while back, so I was really looking forward to […]

Hotel Rwanda

This is a film with impact.

The opening voice-over is a speech on the radio, an anti-tutsi speech, broadcast on Hutu Power radio, over a black screen so as to really let us hear the words. It describes the flaws, reveals the prejudices in Rwanda, tells the viewer of the cockroach infestation the Hutu people will have to wipe out. This is then contrasted by the opening scenes; In Kigali airport we see Paul (Cheadle) collecting fresh lobsters to serve in the hotel where he works as house manager. It shows a bustling, growing, on the up city. But on the way back to the hotel we are introduced to the undercurrent of tension that is played out so well throughout this film.

you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread man

Just an ickle, quick post. The xmas party was grand; a few people may be regretting actions but I don’t […]

Dreamers of the Day

ISBN: 9781400064717 See also: Excerpt ; Interview with author I’ve read two other books by Russell; The Sparrow, which I […]