This slippery tease of a movie opens with a shot of a man weaving through the traffic on a bike in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with a goat slung around his shoulders like a stole. Then we’re whirled from west Africa to snowy central France, and a rural wilderness where a woman has disappeared, her car abandoned by the side of an ice-crusted road. Unpeeling the story of how a mystery in France is connected to a teeming city in Africa, director Dominik Moll and his co-writer Gilles Marchand employ Rashomon-style multiple perspectives. The story is repeatedly rewound, explored from the viewpoint of an unfaithful wife, her oddball farmer lover, her glowering husband, the missing woman’s lover and an enterprising young man in Abidjan. … [Read more...] about Only the Animals – slippery, satisfying French-African mystery
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Owen was somewhat harshly called back for offside when Shearer had put him clear, but just at the point in the first half when German fans struck up an amusing chorus of 'You're shit, and you know you are', England made a couple of decent attempts to prove otherwise. Owen got a fine hearder on target from Phil Neville's left wing cross, but turned to see Kahn diving full length to tip the ball on to his left hand post. Then Scholes, one of England's busiest attackers, struck a volley sweetly but too high. David Beckham spoiled this encouraging patch by collecting an unnecessary booking for piling into Kirsten, although Jeremies was also cautioned seconds later for kicking Paul Ince. Honours even but England had arguably created the better first-half chances. … [Read more...] about England put an end to 34 years of hurt
'Consistent with the key principle of our immigration proposal - that those who land on the shores of Italy, Spain, Greece or Malta are landing in Europe - Italy will do its part and welcome some of the migrants who are on board the Lifeline', said Conte. … [Read more...] about Spain says ‘we can’t be Europe’s sea rescue service’: Second EU stand-off on migrants as Madrid REFUSES to take 230 from NGO boat – forcing Italy to cave in and accept some despite deputy PM’s claim to have halted ‘invasion’
I think what gets lost so often is simplicity. Somewhere like the Vulcan, there isn't that much to do there. You either drink or you play darts or you talk and that's enough. I hate the fact that people come to places and say, "This place must change!" Why does everywhere have to hauled into the modern era in the name of progress? My heart always sinks slightly when I hear about somewhere that I've found solace in – a truly great pub – that has been taken over and been spruced up. So many of my favourite locals over the years are now thin approximations of what they were. And half the time, they're struggling to get customers in as they've lost the spirit of what made them great. Progress would change everything that I love about somewhere like the Vulcan, somewhere that seems to seep history through the very walls. … [Read more...] about What’s your perfect pub?
This decision is a further step to reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19, although the team say this decision was made "regardless of the results of COVID-19 tests" at the club. The DFL task force states that, should the season go ahead, all teams will have to go into quarantine-like training camps one week before games restart. Cologne's decision means they would prefer to start their training camp immediately. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and sports: F1 to return in July