SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED

The editors of a Seattle magazine are desperately clutching at straws to find enough stories to fill their next issue. Jeff, one of the journalists, mentions an anonymous advert that he has spotted asking for a time-travelling companion.  It reads ‘must bring your own weapons’ and finishes with ‘safety not guaranteed’. Given the go-ahead to … Continue reading

SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

There is no surprise as to what this new rom-com is about as the title says it all. Literally. Based on Paul Today’s best selling novel the movie comes across as  Hollywood’s patronizing way of saying that some Arabs are really quite nice people, even in they waste their new found wealth of silly harmless things. … Continue reading

Samba

After the unprecedented success of ‘The Intouchables’ in 2011 which went on to become France’s second biggest grossing movie of all time, filmmaking duo Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano reunite with their Cesar Winning actor Omar Sy for a new drama/rom-com about un-documented immigration which is a very thorny topic especially in France. Sy plays Samba Cissé a migrant … Continue reading

SARAH’S KEY

In just two days in July 1942 the French Authorities arrested some 38000 Jews in Paris and dumped some 13000 on them, including women and children, in Velodrome d’Hiver a Cycling Stadium close to the Eiffel Tower.  The inhumane conditions there were unimaginable but within days they were all shipped off on trucks and trains … Continue reading

Saving Brinton

  Timing is everything. One week in 1981 after history teacher Michael Zahs got married he filled up a whole room in his house in Washington, Iowa with two truckloads of silent movies and equipment from the late 1890s and early 1900s that once belonged to Frank and Indiana Brinton.  The Brintons were also local … Continue reading

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