Tensely circling each other on Syria today, David Cameron and Ed Miliband were like a warring couple forced to meet but determined not to unleash their pent-up rage because they have too much to lose. Cameron, you felt, was itching to say: “You treacherous bastard. You not only sabotaged my foreign policy last week, but you couldn’t even take a stand one way or the other.” And Miliband to answer: “You authorise your spin doctors to use industrial language about me as if I’m to blame for the full-scale revolt in your own party. It’s pathetic.”
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Friday 02 August 2013
See below to watch the trailers for this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases
Friday 05 July 2013
Jonathan Krisel DVD/Blu-ray (350mins)
Friday 21 December 2012
Thursday 20 December 2012
The danger that the newspaper will be out of date before it hits the nation's doormats is, of course, a perennial problem for the press.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
"The JK Rowling of jazz" was how the deliriously successful chanteuse was once memorably described, and occasionally the demure Diana Krall's brand of dinner jazz is almost offensively inoffensive, music to grace shopping mall lifts and smooth radio stations.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
TV star Graham Norton has hit back following Michael Parkinson's criticism of the current generation of chat show hosts, and bemoaned the rise of "goody goody" dramas.
What to do, see and buy: Hatty japes; Altered images; Quirk thinking; Strong stuff; Meet prey, love; Stroke of genius
Saturday 29 September 2012
Saturday 01 September 2012
The second serving of HBO’s savage Prohibition-set mobster saga takes a while to get cooking, but the final three episodes are shocking.
Saturday 07 July 2012
"Fact is, I hate everyone equally," admits Woody Harrelson's dirty cop, Dave Brown.
Sunday 05 February 2012
The actor Ben Gazzara, who starred in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams's play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday. He was 81.
Friday 06 January 2012
There's been a wee bit of low-level griping about this immaculate HBO production – created by Terence Winter (writer on The Sopranos) and produced by Martin Scorsese – but this savage, funny and saucy look at the follies of Twenties Prohibition-era America is thoroughly intoxicating.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
"So many memories," reflects Kristin Hersh, leafing through a copy of Paradoxical Undressing, her 2010 memoir, which has formed the basis of this show of the same name both before and after its publication. It's proven a rich vein so far, with her return to Edinburgh yielding two Book Festival appearances – one spoken, one performing – and two more typical gigs such as this at the Edge music festival. These latter events are more Hersh's regular style, rock venue gigs which merge solo song and electric guitar with unconnected spoken word excerpts from the book.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
The prospect of financial Armageddon appears to have been averted. Congress seems to have agreed to raise the legal US debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion, meaning that America will not have to default on its borrowings.
Friday 02 April 2010
Friday 05 February 2010
The impression that Michael Cera, star of Superbad and Juno, had overdrawn on his gawky, sweet-faced charm seemed unarguable in the light of the daft caveman comedy Year One.
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