Independent Scotland 2525
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) looks at the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released report which warns urgent CO2 emission reductions are needed for a future dominated by extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty to be prevented.
To see last week’s Cartoon of the Week, click here.
Review part II - Posh Boys: How the English public schools ruin Britain
In the second of a two part review, Customs Expert Bill Austin examines the influence of private schools on the Labour party in Scotland and the UK.
How the English public schools ruin Britain, by Robert Verkaik (Oneworld Publications Ltd, London 2018)
What’s the story? The Posh Boys struggle for the heart and soul of Scottish Labour.
FilmSpace at London International Film Festival: Mirai; Fahrenheit 11/9; Maya; Life Itself
Film Critic Calum Cooper is in London for the 62nd London Film Festival, bringing in more reviews. He ranks today’s films in descending order of quality, from Mamoru Hosoda’s newest, to Michael Moore’s new documentary on the Trump presidency, to Mia Hanson-Løve’s latest, and, last and least, Life Itself, which aims high but crashes spectacularly.
Mirai – ★★★★☆
Activists' demand equal rights for Palestinians to the recovery of stolen property
Campaigners for Palestinian rights say that the recent decision by a Paris court to return a valuable painting to its rightful owners which was looted in 1943 by the French Vichy regime should set a precedent which applies equally to Palestinian victims of the 1948 ‘Nakba’
FilmSpace at London International Film Festival: Roma; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Beautiful Boy; The Old Man and the Gun
Film Critic Calum Cooper is in London for the 62nd London Film Festival, as he continues to bring in a series of reviews. Today, Alfonso’s Cuaron’s newest masterpiece Roma, the Coen Brothers’ anthology western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Timothée Chalamet’s latest in Beautiful Boy, and Robert Redford’s final performance in The Old Man and the Gun.
Roma – ★★★★★
FilmSpace at London Interntional Film Festival: Sorry to Bother You; They'll Love Me When I'm Dead; Ash is Purest White; Wildlife
Film Critic Calum Cooper is in London for the 62nd London Film Festival, where he will be bringing in a series of reviews. This time, a surrealist dark comedy from Boots Reilly, a documentary on Orson Welles, Jia Zhang-ke’s latest feature, and the directorial debut for Paul Dano.
Sorry to Bother You – ★★★★☆