Hauntings and Nail Bars

I’ve mentioned documentary maker Adam Curtis here before, and over the last year I’ve managed to track down all of his extraordinary polemics-on-film that seem to have a very polarising effect on his viewers (argument is a good thing – there are too many tentative opinions on websites). Now he’s assembling a vast amount of […]

The Cruelties Of History

This is a scene from ‘John Rabe’, an extraordinary big budget German production which had those of us who saw it in floods of tears. It’s the true account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese lives during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38, an event which the Japanese still deny the scale […]