37. 11’09”01 September 11 (segment “United Kingdom”) (2002) Ken Loach’s contribution to this short-film package of film-makers’ responses to 9/11 is a perfectly serviceable account of a different September 11: an activist’s letter to America about the coup against President Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973. At the time it seemed jarring, and in retrospect very much not what was needed; but it’s not the worst of the bunch – González Iñárritu gets nul points for incorporating footage of people jumping from the collapsing World Trade Center in a sound/image collage. 36. The End of Arthur’s Marriage (1965) A somewhat supercilious satire on the property-owning middle classes that Loach later admitted he was the wrong director for: a little bit Fassbinder, a little bit Gurney Slade. It played into Loach’s favourite theme – the little man against the system – but the director’s instincts are … [Read more...] about Ken Loach – all his films ranked!
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Rosanna Arquette sounds panicked. She thinks someone wants to stop our conversation taking place. For 30 minutes, a BBC publicist has tried to patch us into a conference call; now, Arquette has taken matters into her own hands and phoned me directly. “This is what happens! All the time!” she says, her voice rising. There are no pleasantries. It’s as if we were already talking before I picked up. “Why is it disconnecting every time?” she asks. “There is something strange here. Really strange. I don’t understand what’s happening. Why can’t we get on the phone with each other?” She laughs, a nervous sort of placeholder laugh. I hesitate before going along with her idea that we have been sabotaged. I had assumed a minor technical hitch. Who would want to stop her talking to me? “About a Harvey Weinstein documentary?” she scoffs. “A lot of people!” It would be easy to put Arquette’s panic down to … [Read more...] about Rosanna Arquette: ‘They said I was a pain in the ass. It’s not true’
Leah Cambridge, 29, travelled to Turkey in August last year to have the controversial operation but died from a fat clot that was caused by the surgery Britain's leading plastic surgeons have announced they will launch a formal review into the safety of Brazilian butt lifts. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) voted against banning its members from performing the scandal-hit procedure in a meeting this afternoon. The operation, made popular by the appearance of Kim Kardashian's larger behind, is believed to cause one death in every 3,000 surgeries. British mother-of-three Leah Cambridge, 29, died from a fat clot caused by having the surgery, which she travelled to Turkey for last August. Mother-of-two Tryce Harry, from Birmingham, died in March last year after going to Hungary for a 'freebie' Brazilian butt lift, her inquest was told. The group, made up of 350 surgeons - most of whom are NHS consultants, debated the procedure at its annual scientific … [Read more...] about Britain’s leading plastic surgeons announce formal review into Brazilian butt lift operations following the death of a mother-of-three, 29, who had £3,000 procedure
More than 50 women have made allegations against Harvey Weinstein and the number continues to grow each day. Among the Hollywood mogul’s accusers are household names who were still looking to establish themselves when the alleged offences took place. Below are some of the allegations made public so far. The Italian actor Asia Argento alleges that Weinstein raped her when she was 21. She told the New Yorker she had been invited to what she thought was a party in his Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc room near Cannes, but found herself alone with him. He changed into a bathrobe and asked her to give him a massage. She said she had reluctantly agreed, but that he pulled her skirt up and forcibly performed oral sex on her. She said she felt guilty about what she described as a “horrible trauma” and for not fighting him off. She later went on to have consensual sexual relations with him, which she described to the magazine as one-sided and onanistic, because she believed he would ruin … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein: the women who have accused him
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned colourful outfits as they visit a settlement of the Kalash people to learn more about their culture and unique heritage on their royal tour to Pakistan today. They are expected to watch emergency response drills in a village in Chitral today, which saw extensive damage from flooding in 2015 and hope to highlight the effect of global warming during their visits today. Earlier, Kate had echoed Princess Diana when she put on the same traditional Chitrali hat worn by Prince William's late mother during her own visit to Pakistan nearly three decades ago. William and Kate donned the Pakistani outfits after they stepped out from a helicopter among the Hindu Kush mountains in the Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the Himalayan foothills during their royal tour. The couple are following in Diana's footsteps by visiting the same region she did on her memorable trip to the country in 1991, and were presented with a book … [Read more...] about The Crown Prince! Duke and Duchess don traditional Pakistani headwear as they meet Himalayan villagers – as historic Royal tour retraces steps his mother Princess Diana took during her visit in 1991