Posts Tagged ‘liberty’

Directed by Andrew Rossi. Rating: U. Running time: 92 minutes. The newspaper industry has been dying for a long time now, and everybody knows it. Everybody, apparently, except some members of the industry itself. Whilst the reasons behind the demise are undoubtedly diverse and intricate, a predominant cause is evidently the web, and here the […]


Brigitte Bardot (Juliette Hardy), Jean-Louis Trintignant (Michel Tardieu). Screenplay by Raoul Lévy and Roger Vadim. Directed by Roger Vadim. Rating: PG. Running time: 95 minutes. Simone De Beauvoir famously proclaimed Brigitte Bardot to be the most liberated woman in post-war France. That is, of course, a controversial view, but it’s wholly in line with Beauvoir’s […]


I have seen The Social Network seven times now, and I’m still astounded by how I remain hungry for more viewings, eager to immerse myself once again in the richness of the world it portrays. I still insist it was the best film of 2010, and, There Will Be Blood aside, it might well be the best film since […]


Starring David Bond. Directed by David Bond & Melinda McDougall. Rating: PG. Running time: 81 minutes. Wow, what a surprise: databases exist, compiled by the state, which store information regarding where we live and when we were born; private companies keep records of what we buy from them; CCTV cameras observe us daily; Facebook has […]