FilmSpace: Mug; Mortal Engines; Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
Film critic Calum Cooper looks back at the week’s additional releases, including the Berlin Film Festival Jury Grand Prix winner Mug, a fantasy adaptation produced and co-written by Peter Jackson, and Andy Serkis’ take on The Jungle Book.
Mug – ★★★★☆
Lying in state
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) reflects on Theresa May’s latest troubles after being forced to publish the UK Government’s legal advice on Brexit.
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BookSpace: Saltire Literary Award Winners 2018
CommonSpace book reviewer Chiara Bullen reads 2018’s Saltire Society Literary Awards winners
THE Saltire Society Literary Awards have been a firm fixture of the Scottish literary scene since 1937, and the event is widely regarded as Scotland’s most prestigious book awards. This year’s awards took place in Edinburgh’s Dynamic Earth, the sparkling hall an ideal location to recognise Scotland’s literary stars. Here you’ll find a review of some of this year’s winners — consider it a ready-made, well-judged Christmas gift guide for bookish family and friends.
FilmSpace: Ralph Breaks the Internet; Creed II; Disobedience
Film critic Calum Cooper looks back at some of the week’s additional releases. A case of sequel-itis this week with Ralph Breaks the Internet and Creed II, as well as hard hitting themes explored in Disobedience.
Ralph Breaks the Internet – ★★★☆☆
Michael McEwan: It's been a good year for representation of people with disabilities on TV
CommonSpace columnist and chairperson of his local disability group, Michael McEwan looks back at 2018 on the box, and finds representation of disabled people and their abilities has improved
WHEN I look back at this year it has been a good one for raising awareness about disability and mental health issues through the medium of television.
FilmSpace: Shoplifters; Robin Hood; The Girl in the Spider's Web
Film critic Calum Cooper looks back on some of the past week’s new releases. The Palme d’Or winning Shoplifters left him dazzled, the new Robin Hood was permanently scarring, while the latest Lisbeth Salander movie proved disappointing.
Shoplifters – ★★★★☆