Daily Express provoking bombers… & breaching its Code of Practice

The Daily Express has proved itself beyond the satirical capabilities of Shot by Both Sides with a front page Assistant fans assumed must be fake (and given the misspelling of ‘sponging’ you’d think them correct). It’s a small relief that such hysteria is almost certainly an effect of the Conservatives’ political impotence: all Continue reading

War of the Worlds: Films in 50 words-ish

A hundred times better and this would have been drivel. ‘Is it the terrorists,’ is as clever and contemporary as it gets. Seen it before special effects just aren’t enough, neither is ten-year-old Dakota Fanning’s superb performance. Tim Robbins’ holed-up whacko provides some relief, but should’ve been killed off far sooner. A time Continue reading