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With some stories it is the art that arrives with you first; with some it is the words – neither of these is a bad thing, they just speak of different techniques perhaps, but with Invisible Inc from Brendan McGinley Read more…


I read all kinds of books – why? Because I like to find things out. Would I have hunted this book out or even picked it up in the normal course of things? No, probably not. The way it came Read more…


Directed by: Jon Avnet. Cast: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, William Forsythe, Deborah Kara Unger. Rated: R. Running Time: 108 minutes. It seems like a topsy turvy world where an Al Pacino movie doesn’t make the grade, but I Read more…


Out Of The Gutter never pulls any punches and Issue 5 is no exception. If you like your fiction mean and dirty; want writing that has that gut-churning authenticity which keeps you coming back for more, then this is the Read more…


Cast: Timothy Hutton, Aldis Hodge, Alec Hardison, Christian Kane, Eliot Spencer, Beth Riesgraf, Gina Bellman. Okay, well, when I sat down to watch this I didn’t know it was a remake of a British show – would that have coloured Read more…


From one book of essays to another; from one book which I found essential to another which I found to be the total opposite, and it pains to me say that. I like David Mamet – I like his films Read more…


When you read a book of essays you are hoping to get an insight into the subjects under discussion that you may not have arrived at by yourself; or you are looking for an opinion on something that you are Read more…


Directed by: Kimberly Peirce. Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown, Channing Tatum,    Victor Rasuk. Rated: R. Running Time: 112 Mins. I have to admit that before this film I was totally unaware of the whole idea of Stop-Loss, where Read more…


Directed by: Phil Donahue, Ellen Spiro. Rated: Unrated. Running Time: 87 Mins. This is the story of Tomas Young, a veteran who was paralysed by a bullet to the spine during the war in Iraq. It takes us through his Read more…


Directed by: AJ Schnack. Rated: 15. Running Time: 96 Mins. I would think that one thing you would want to ask yourself about a project that you were embarking upon would be what form does this need to take? Namely, Read more…