Taking a young “prospect” under his wing finally presents Damage with an opportunity to break the circle. Former Home and Away actor Jake Ryan, possessing similar solemn antipodean tones to Russell Crowe, has the required physical presence to play Damage; his character’s straight-arrow MO not only contrasts nicely with his gang-sign-brandishing, mostly Māori confrères, but also with interestingly nervy work by James Matamua as his less assured teenage self. Outcast by society, Damage’s conflicted feelings make him an outcast in his own gang – and finally threaten him with permanent exile from his own childhood innocence. A moving character study with bruising moral weight. … [Read more...] about Savage review – moving New Zealand street-gang saga
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Mr Mueller agreed that Russia's primary goal was to help Mr Trump win the presidency and the Trump campaign "welcomed" the assistance; that several members of the Trump campaign, including the candidate himself, had business dealings or other contacts with Russians; that several individuals connected to the Trump campaign lied to investigators; and that the Trump campaign incorporated documents hacked and publicly released by Russian agents into their campaign strategy. … [Read more...] about Mueller hearing: Have we learned anything new?
Criticism intensified after it was revealed that Mr Trudeau's mother and brother had been paid to speak at the charity's events. Mr Trudeau's then-finance minister, Bill Morneau, also had family ties to the organisation and the charity partly paid for his family to go on two of its service trips. … [Read more...] about We Charity to exit Canada amid Trudeau scandal probe
Although the new one is set to claim the title of the tallest building in the US, Dubai's Bhurj Khalifa by some stretch is the tallest building in the world. … [Read more...] about One World Trade Center becomes New York’s tallest building
Of course, they can’t drive themselves (although in one very funny sequence, they do) so they hire a woman, Sam (Gabourey Sidibe), with a van. I won’t be provocative and suggest that the three men are all perfectly cast, but Sidibe (still best-known for the 2009 film Precious) certainly is. She’s wonderful. So, in a lesser part as Scotty’s mother, is the ever-excellent Janeane Garofalo. … [Read more...] about A charming film about disability that stays the right side of mawkish: BRIAN VINER reviews Come As You Are