Marley: Worth a few bob

One man born into deepest poverty in rural Jamaica, the other an alumnus of the prestigious Glenalmond college and grandson of an Oscar winner and BAFTA fellow. It sounds an unlikely pairing, but it would be hard to envisage a more comprehensive account of Bob Marley’s life than Kevin MacDonald’s Marley. Produced with the backing […]

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This Must Be The Place: Sorrentino’s shambolic American odyssey fails to impress

The big question is; why did Robert Smith, lead singer of proto-Goth band The Cure, cut off his hair in 1986? It’s because of all that Nazi-hunting he did. Paolo Sorrentino’s man-child coming-of-age story This Must be the Place seems to have emerged from this kind of conversation and only gets stranger. Sean Penn (channelling Smith) follows up […]

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Mel Gibson: Would you hire him?

It’s that time of year again; Mel Gibson is once more surrounded by allegations of anti-Semitism. Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has accused him of ‘hating Jews’ and recorded a Gibsonian diatribe about ‘oven dodgers’ (a recording of which can be heard on all good video-uploading websites). Mel has been offending homosexuals, Jews, Mexicans and anyone […]

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