Watched Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (2019)

Is this Tarantino’s best film? Probably not. Is it his most violent? While it has its moments, I’m going to say no. What it might be though is his most optimistic movie? It’s beautifully constructed, exhibiting a masterful use of music, that subtlety transports you into the psyche of the time. But the most interesting thing for me is the way he reimagines the era with a strange kind of optimism. He weaves into all of the self doubt, anger, blood, drugs, and chomping dog bites, the possibility of better world. He does this by making you pause and think about what could’ve been. And when you do that you’re forced to ask, how can things be different?

Why isn’t John Sweeney’s whistle-blower letter to OfCom getting more attention?

Prompted by Boris Johnson’s refusal to release the “Russian Report”, John Sweeney has turned whistle-blower. He sent the following letter dated November 4 2019 to OfCom accusing BBC News and Current Affairs of being risk-averse, and or corrupt. Please share his letter. His accusations are the the latest in a long line of stories relating to Russian interference in British politics.

https://www.johnsweeney.co.uk/?blog=blogs/archive/2019/11/24/john.sweeneys.letter.to.ofcom.aspx

Here is the Twitter thread that prompted Mr. Sweeney to release his letter to OfCom.

https://twitter.com/johnsweeneyroar/status/1198648032130191360?s=20

Watched Open Grave (2013)

A drip feed thriller that holds all your attention. It plays with ideas of memory, and sits interestingly into the genre of virus apocalypse movies, without giving it all away at the beginning. A really solid effort from all involved. Also it’s directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego, the man behind the 2011 film Apollo 18. A found footage story that reveals the real reasons NASA has never been back to the moon. Defiantly worth a features worth of your time.