This is film-making that really tests the elasticity of its story strands, but it largely manages to keep the audience from teetering into disbelief. For the most part, that’s thanks to persuasively solid characters and casting. Denis Ménochet, French cinema’s go-to guy for stewing, inarticulate surliness, is characteristically excellent, an anchor of credibility who grounds the picture. But the discovery here is newcomer Guy Roger “Bibisse” N’Drin, playing the impoverished young African whose quest for wealth is the final piece of a satisfying jigsaw plot. … [Read more...] about Only the Animals – slippery, satisfying French-African mystery
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When the breakthrough came it was inevitably from a set-piece. Beckham's curled free kick from the right was intended for Owen, but he, Scholes, and the German defence missed it and the ball bounced once before reaching Shearer, who was never likely to miss with a free header at the far post. Germany never used to concede such soft goals, but after opening his account for the tournament the England captain was not about to complain. Neither was Keegan, who thanked the media for baiting his captain into scoring for the first time in eight games. … [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’
Guy Garvey,The Briton's Protection, Castlefield, Manchester I don't drink as a rule, but one proud little abode cowering in the shadow of the monstrosity that is the Beetham Tower is a lovely little old Manchester boozer. Because at the end of Bridgewater Street facing Bridgewater Hall, looking proudly incongruous and surrounded by red-brick new-builds, is a beautiful old pub called the Briton's Protection. You never know who you'll find in there. You're as likely to see the entire brass section of the Halle Orchestra running across the road at the interval for a swift pint as you are a room full of drunken retired policemen. Or a handful of conceptual artists arguing passionately about literally nothing, as you are the Gay Classic Cars Society, the Peterloo Massacre Memorial Trust, a handful of Coronation Street stars or some very drunk musicians. The one thing that everybody who uses the Briton's has in common is that they like a drink and they like a chunner. … [Read more...] about What’s your perfect pub?
But adherence to that looked to have been largely absent in a video posted by Hertha Berlin’s Salomon Kalou on Facebook Live hours earlier that depicts the Ivorian shaking hands, high-fiving and fist bumping his teammates. and his teammate Vedad Ibisevic bumping fists while discussing their recent wage cuts in a club changing room. There was also footage which seemed to show Jordan Torunarigha taking a COVID-19 test. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and sports: F1 to return in July