From the daily archives:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cine-East Film Club Presents #24: 1963, 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)

September 29, 2013

Guido: I thought my ideas were so clear. I wanted to make an honest film. No lies whatsoever. I thought I had something so simple to say. Something useful to everybody. A film that could help bury forever all those dead things we carry within ourselves. Instead, I’m the one without the courage to bury […]

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Week 39: Hero – The Rt. Hon. Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition

September 29, 2013

This Week’s Winner of the Hero of the Week, is Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party. I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting a great deal from last week’s Labour Party conference or from Ed Miliband. I wrote on these pages that I wanted him to make a bold speech, stop apologising for […]

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#768: 1983, Tom Waits, Frank’s Wild Years

September 29, 2013

Charlie East-West’s birthday posting of Bruce Springsteen’s New York Serenade  led to a brief conversation about artists who had never released a bad album. Of course the longer the career the harder this is to achieve, even if we stick to the criteria as never releasing a bad album, rather than always releasing outstanding albums. […]

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Week 39: Prat – Ted Cruz

September 29, 2013

This Week’s Prat of the Week is the junior Republican Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz The half crazed spectacle in the last week of the right in this country as it foams at the mouth about communism and a return to the 1970s in the light of Ed Miliband’s welcome but relatively modest proposals to […]

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Week 39: Villain – The “Big Six” Energy Companies

September 29, 2013

This week’s villain of the week award goes to the “big six” energy companies and their bullying tactics in response to Ed Miliband’s proposal to put a price cap on energy bills for 20 months. Immediately after Ed Miliband’s announcement, the usual howls of disdain were heard across both the right wing and the energy […]

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