Whatever happened to the “war on terror”? Chris Morris’s intriguing if slight satirical movie, co-written with Jesse Armstrong, imagines the troubled world occupied by those battalions of American bureaucrats, intelligence officers and law-enforcement ninjas, all revved up during the Bush/Obama years to defend the nation against the terrorists of the Middle East and then ideologically orphaned overnight by the wacky new dispensation of Trump – and its preoccupation with Mexico or China or Turkey, or wherever the tweeting finger points next. The film imagines this entire class of people as like the generals perennially fighting the war before the one they’re supposed to be fighting, or like the mythical Japanese soldier in the jungle who doesn’t know the conflict is over. The Day Shall Come sees this group of embittered and disoriented professionals, still doggedly focusing on the threat from Islamic State and Al-Qaida, and surreally trying everything … [Read more...] about The Day Shall Come review – Desperate Feds take on cult in sly Chris Morris satire
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100 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino’s latest jaw-dropper bumps Kill Bill: Vol 1 off the list in gloriously irreverent fashion. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star as a fading western star and his mutt-loving stunt double in this relaxed and loving roast of bygone Tinseltown. CS Read the review 99 Bright Star (2009) An early lead for Ben Whishaw as the ailing John Keats romancing Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) is the tremulous soul of this underappreciated Jane Campion drama. The butterflies are too tropical for Hampstead, but the rest is spot-on. CS Read the review 98 The Dark Knight (2008) The only comic book movie to make the cut is Christopher Nolan’s genre masterpiece: fatalist, bracing and forever the legacy of Heath Ledger, posthumously awarded an Oscar for his terrifying performance. CS Read the review 97 Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) Michael Moore’s finest hour: a blazing juggernaut with George W Bush, the Iraq war, the media, democracy and us, … [Read more...] about The 100 best films of the 21st century
The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019. This year 100 Women is asking: What would the future look like if it were driven by women?From the architect planning to rebuild her destroyed city in Syria, to Nasa's project manager of the Mars helicopter, many on the list are at the cutting edge of their fields. They give us their vision of what life will look like in 2030. Others, such as the "ghost" politician defying the mafia, and the footballer battling misogyny, are using their extraordinary personal experiences to blaze a path for those who follow. The BBC's 100 women of 2019 You can filter the list using the categories below Precious Adams US Ballet dancer preciousagram Precious Adams spent so much time dancing round the living room at the age of eight, that her mum signed her up for dance lessons. By the age of 16, she had won places at three of the world's most prestigious ballet schools, including the … [Read more...] about BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?
They recently enjoyed a romantic getaway to Iceland. And Pierce Brosnan, 66, and his wife Keely Shaye Smith, 56, continued their smitten time abroad in Portofino, Italy where they were seen puckering up for a kiss on Friday. Looking happy and relaxed, the 007 actor, couldn't peel his attention away from his stunning other half as they took in the local Italian culture. Besotted: Pierce Brosnan, 66, and his wife Keely Shaye Smith, 56, continued their smitten time abroad in Portofino, Italy where they were seen puckering up for a kiss on Friday Keely looked sensational for her day of sightseeing, cladding her figure in a chic black dress and wrapping up in a leopard print dress. Her brunette locks were slicked back into a low ponytail and her youthful features were enhanced with a simple slick of make-up. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Liam Payne, 26, looks smitten as he enjoys a date night in... Victoria Beckham shows off her VERY flexible … [Read more...] about Pierce Brosnan, 66, looks besotted as he kisses wife Keely Shaye Smith, 56, during loved-up getaway to Portofino