I’ve not been to the Trafford Centre for ever such a long time, Manchester city centre shops are simply better and more varied. But last night John Lewis beckoned. The place was rammed and the crowds trying to get into China Town almost reached Old Orleans. Thankfully, it looks like the much needed Continue reading
The most beautifully photographed film you’ll see this year, Control counters the comedy of 24 Hour Party People with inevitably harsh realism. Ian Curtis’s is revealed as a model tortured genius, isolated by illness and torn apart by a success that has yet to be fully realised. A special 10 out of 10. Continue reading
Soiled knickers are one of the few items you can’t sell on eBay. Which is a shame not just for fetishists but for pro-Burmese democracy protestors as it turns out that superstitious dictators fear that touching such garments will rob them of their power. (Although it never did Tom Jones any harm.) Not Continue reading
Well look at that, I’ve planted a virtual tree right here and as if that wasn’t enough, there’s a real tree due to appear somewhere in rural India or Africa. This is a nice promotion for Innocent, an affinity marketing scheme designed to associate the brand with care for the environment. Although I Continue reading
If you thought you might escape the excitement of England facing South Africa by sneaking into Wales, you’d be wrong. Tonight the English flag flies over South Wales and everyone is British. Uploaded by mobile phone to Stephen Newton’s Diary of Sorts.
A superior serial killer movie whose exploration of the protagonist’s psychology owes a small debt to TV’s Dexter. Mr Brooks finds Kevin Costner and William Hurt on particularly fine form (although Demi Moore’s back story needlessly lacks a little credibly). A pushing all the right buttons 8 out of 10. Director: Bruce A. Continue reading