Day: March 31, 2017

Climate change could decimate coffee crops

Climate change could decimate coffee crops

Coffee lovers could be left tired and grumpy as heatwaves caused by global warming threaten to decimate coffee crops. Even the predicted short bursts of hot temperatures expected this century could lead to heat stress wilting the plants and stopping them producing flowers and fruit. That means there will be ...

Who’s afraid of a new Virginia Woolf?

Who’s afraid of a new Virginia Woolf?

The recent controversy over the placing of the small statue of a brave girl opposite the huge statue of a bull in Wall Street, New York, reveals the ongoing lack of female representation in our public spaces. In the UK, statues of men outnumber those of female figures by 16 ...

Forgotten Film Friday: Seconds (1966)

Forgotten Film Friday: Seconds (1966)

By Michael McNulty The end of another work week and it’s time to kick back in front of the box and settle into another great film. TGIFF: Thank God it’s Forgotten Film Friday. John Frankenheimer’s Seconds is a science fiction thriller with a pinch of horror delicately sprinkled over top. ...

Fear Eats the Soul: Film Review

Fear Eats the Soul: Film Review

By Linda Marric First released in 1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats The Soul has become one of the German filmmaker’s most poignant work to date. This beautifully crafted melodrama deals with themes of love, alienations and racism in post-war Germany. Credited by some as being single-handedly responsible for ...

Don’t Knock Twice: Film Review

Don’t Knock Twice: Film Review

Never mind knocking, you’d be better off giving this uninspired urban chiller from director Caradog James the widest of berths. His 2013 debut feature, The Machine, may have garnered enough critical praise to suggest he was a filmmaker who could talk the talk, but Don’t Knock Twice, his stagnant second ...