Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Rivers and Tides

Saw the new Andy Goldsworthy film at the Phil - almost the definitive collection, a beautifully filmed resume of his key themes:

Sunday, November 21, 2004

A remarkable film

Just seen on video: Letters From A Dead Man, a 1986 film by the Russian director, Konstantin Lopuchansky (an assistant on Tarkovsky's Stalker). Set in a post-nuclear war Russian city, where a group of survivors are sheltering in the basement of a museum. Shot in sepia. Remarkable closing sequence where a group of young children set out walking into the apolcalyptic future.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

The left, as history knew it, is dead - and it will not be reborn

An interesting article by Martin Jacques in today's Guardian analyses the impact of Tony Blair - inthe week that Michael Howard accused him of stealing the Tories' clothes.
Previously unknown: Edwidge Danticat

In today's Guardian Saturday Review: the profile of a novelist unknown to me, Edwidge Danticat. Novels to look out for include: The Dew Breaker, After the Dance and The Farming of Bones