Day: February 22, 2017

Tomato Red: Film Review

Tomato Red: Film Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel Tomato red is almost the colour of Jamalee Merridew’s hair, and it’s the name of the Daniel Woodrell novel from which this film is adapted. Woodrell has written nine novels to date, a number of them set in the bleak forgotten lands of the Ozarks; mountainous ...

It’s Only the End of the World: Film Review

It’s Only the End of the World: Film Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel On cursory inspection, the new film from French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan, the sixth already from a man not due to turn 28 until next month, is a distant proposition. It seems sterile and forbidding, full of stagey artifice, which is not necessarily a surprise given it’s ...

We Are The Flesh: DVD Review

We Are The Flesh: DVD Review

By Leslie Byron Pitt I’m sure some will consider me a philistine for my dislike for We Are the Flesh. Some may perhaps consider me a wuss. Indoctrinated on too main mainstream cinema to deal with the more shocking aspects of Emiliano Rocha Minter’s transgressive art film. It’s clear that ...

Top 40 British artists of all time revealed

Top 40 British artists of all time revealed

The top 40 British artists have been revealed ahead of the Brits 2017. With Adele, Calvin Harris, One Direction and Stormzy up for nomination among others, a survey has revealed a definitive top 40 of all time, with The Beatles topping the list followed by Queen, David Bowie, Elton John ...

Parliamentary Sketch

PMQs 22nd Feb – A dab hand on a furrowed brow

It is a huge week for Labour battling the Stoke and Copeland by-elections. In normal circumstances they shouldn’t worry about it, but these are not normal times. Even with UKIP’s Paul Nuttall shooting himself in the foot virtually every day, Labour could easily find themselves shell-shocked when the votes are ...

TLE

Restaurant Review – Sakagura

It’s something I’ve written about before, but even so, I adore Japanese food. Over the past ten years, the UK has become far more accustomed to the land of the rising sun’s national cuisine. And with so many specialist restaurants constantly opening across London, I couldn’t be happier. There’s just ...

How the West is funding terrorism

How the West is funding terrorism

This morning's Metro led with the news that British taxpayers footed a £1 million bill for the Daesh bomber who is suspected to have blown himself up in Iraq. Manchester-born Ronald Fiddler had been freed from Guantanamo in 2004 following a legal case that reportedly ran into the millions. On ...

10 Festival escapes for 2017

10 Festival escapes for 2017

The global festival scene is thriving, with a diverse array of unique festival escapes in exciting new destinations. From mountain top snow festivals and exotic Moroccan escapes, to adventures in the Costa Rica jungle, wallet friendly Eastern European hotspots and amazing city festivals to combine with long weekends of culture, ...