Saturday, 27 November, 2021

Category: culture vulture


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…


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…


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: Shane Meadows. Starring: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim, Vicky McClure, Joseph Gilgun. Rated: 18. Running Time: 101 Mins. I’m sure there are other British directors out there doing sterling work; in fact I know there Read more…


I think I found Fernando Chamarelli using stumbleupon to browse Flickr so it was one of those wonderful fortuitous moments that occasionally lead us somewhere that we are going to enjoy visiting many times. His profile describes the influence of Read more…


Aimee Mann brings it all to the table — great lyrics, great voice and great delivery. I know a lot of people got into her with Til Tuesday, her former band (a pleasure I discovered later), but my first exposure Read more…


My wife’s BFF, all-round good guy and fucking polymath talent, artist and poet Mike Padilla has a book out and though I have been a bit slow to hip you all to it — here you go: Click The Book Read more…


My good friend R. Monaleza has just released the second book in a poetic trilogy that carries on the journey of self-discovery that she embarked on with ‘Manifesto Of A Menopausal Woman’ and will be continued in ‘Unbound’ (due for Read more…