All The President’s Men

Back in the early 1970s, another American President sat in the White House, believing that he alone embodied the state, that his decisions were always legal and that only he could tell the people of his country which news sources they could believe in. On June 30th 1971, however, the Supreme Court of the UnitedContinue reading “All The President’s Men”

The 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

Eight years ago, Britain was preparing itself for a Big Moment – the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Like today, another Big Moment for our nation, there was a great deal of uncertainty – would we be able to pull it off? With the world watching on, just how would we express ourContinue reading “The 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony”

C’était un rendez-vous

A man goes for a drive around Paris early one summer Sunday morning, He makes his way around the Arc de Triomphe and past the Place de la Concorde, proceeding along the Champs-Élysées, turning left at the Louvre and then up towards Montmartre, before a final rendezvous with his girlfriend at Sacré-Cœur. So far, soContinue reading “C’était un rendez-vous”

Kind Hearts and Coronets

“When a man knows he is going to be hanged in the morning, it concentrates his mind wonderfully” Louis Mazzini Serial killers aren’t really supposed to be admired for their humour and wit, nor are they the sort of characters that you’re meant to be rooting for in a film. You’re supposed to want themContinue reading “Kind Hearts and Coronets”

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

A man comes home in the middle of the night, agitated and incomprehensible, dragging everyone out of bed to go outside and look for something that isn’t there. The next day, he is fired from his job and responds by throwing everything in his garden into his living room and fashioning a fifteen-foot model ofContinue reading “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind”