From the daily archives:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cine-East Film Club Presents #27: 1937, Shall We Dance (Mark Sandrich)

October 20, 2013

Petrov: ‘We’re the only people in New York who think we’re not married’ There are some images that are so indelibly bound up with cinema that they have become part of our common visual language. Hollywood Golden Age cinema, is what I am talking about here.  Think of Gene Kelly singin’ and dancin’ in the […]

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#781: 2013, Goldfrapp, Annabel

October 20, 2013

I go to sleep to music. It’s something I’ve done since I was about 14, when I would wake up with my Walkman earphones wrapped around my neck and the sound of the John Peel show or whatever album I was listening to at the time still giving it large. Now, and partly because I […]

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Week 42: Prats – The Congressional Republicans

October 20, 2013

This Week’s Prats of the Week are the Congressional Republicans who shut down the US government and brought the US to the point of default on its debt, before backing down for precisely nothing in the game of political chicken they played with Barack Obama and the Democrats Sometimes there are few things scarier to […]

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Week 42: Villains – The ‘Big Six’ Energy Companies

October 20, 2013

This Week’s Villains of the Week are the ‘Big Six’ energy companies. They, and companies like them are the reason why many of us are so skint, so disaffected and so bloody angry. A brief history lesson – once upon a time we had nationalised utilities – we had British Gas and the Electricity Board, […]

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Week 42: Hero – Barack Obama

October 20, 2013

This week’s hero of the week award goes to Barack Obama for refusing to back down against the Republicans over Obamacare, the shutdown and the debt ceiling. In doing so, the Republicans eventually conceded defeat, and the US Congress endorsed the last minute bipartisan legislation to end the budget crisis, pulling America away from the […]

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