The Matrix Revolutions (★★☆☆☆), released the same year, is sadly where the whole franchise runs out of steam, marooned in a pretty standard situation where the humans fight “the machines” and leaving fans with the sinking feeling that the Wachowskis had followed their Star Wars almost immediately with their Phantom Menace. But it’s still exciting to revisit the trilogy and to savour Moss’ lethal charisma. … [Read more...] about The Matrix trilogy review – pop-culture juggernaut still lands a thrilling punch
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The SNP's deputy leader in Westminster Kirsty Blackman said the suspected case demonstrates "just how ridiculous and irresponsible the Tory Government's decision to end virtual participation in Parliament was". … [Read more...] about Business Secretary Alok Sharma tests negative for coronavirus after fury that he made Commons speech while visibly ill
The billionaire's tunnel-digging firm 'The Boring Company' has presented its plans to build a 6.5-mile (10.5 km) shaft under Culver City, California, at a council meeting. Pictured is an image shared by Musk in October of the firm's test tunnel in Los Angeles … [Read more...] about Can you dig it? Elon Musk’s Boring Company hosts worldwide competition to find a machine to dig a tunnel faster than a snail’s pace – because theirs is 14 times SLOWER
Otobo says as president she felt “powerless” to stop racist incidents. In a Twitter thread she describes being grabbed by a male student who called her a “black bitch” at a ball. She says she was “advised by a senior staff member who tried to help that there was not much they could do” and that CCTV footage of her shouting at the student would be bad for her image as president. … [Read more...] about It’s not banter, it’s racism: UK students accuse universities of brushing complaints aside
Although cinemas were permitted to open in England from 4 July, actually finding one to visit proved challenging. By the middle of the month, there will be more choices, with a gradual opening of most of the Odeon chain, and a couple of Curzon cinemas back in business. However, Cineworld and Vue have postponed reopening until 31 July, a response to the rescheduled releases of Disney’s Mulan and Christopher Nolan’s hotly anticipated Tenet, now both bumped to August. The experiences of cinema operators in other countries suggest that audience return will be a trickle rather than a flood. Safety protocols vary from country to country – social distancing is obligatory in Rome, but “advised” in Paris; masks are required at all times in Hong Kong, and not at all in Denmark. … [Read more...] about The future of film: can cinema survive Covid-19?