Tale of a Scrapheap Childhood: Review of The Selfish Giant

By AJ Gilbert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x02T1RA11j4 Crusading social realism has for some time been unfashionable in theatre and television, but this old tradition continues to be one of the most enduring features of British cinema. Emerging through works such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and given coherence in the careers of Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, … Continue reading Tale of a Scrapheap Childhood: Review of The Selfish Giant

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A Tale of Two Jasmines

By AJ Gilbert I remember wandering past a poster for Blue Jasmine with a friend. When asked whether she would see it, she seemed uncertain, saying that it just seemed to be just a film about people with money. Our relationship with wealth and class is certainly the driving force behind Allen’s latest work, a … Continue reading A Tale of Two Jasmines