Though it boasts a mesmerising performance, stunning special effects and ambitious pretensions, the film Gravity is consistently undercut by a vulgar sentimentality, writes Tony Mckenna.
From the data store - this tuneful inforgraphic from last.fm shows Brits wake up to Adele, party to Rihanna and drift off to Radiohead
Tuesday Evening Melody: “I Have Never Loved Someone” by My Brightest Diamond
by Pádraig Ó Tuama, guest contributor
As a kind, five-minute gift to yourself, listen to and watch the song by My Brightest Diamond. It has beautiful lyrics and is performed deliciously from a set recorded in Berlin this year.
I have never loved someone the way I love you
I have never seen a smile like yours
And if you grow to be a king or clown or pauper
I will say you are my favorite one in town
I have never held a hand so soft and sacred
When I hear your laugh I know heaven’s key
And when I grow to be a poppy in the graveyard
I will send you all my love upon the breeze
And if the breeze won’t blow your way, I will be the sun
And if the sun won’t shine your way, I will be the rain
And if the rain won’t wash away all your aches and pains
I will find some other way to tell you you’re okay
Pádraig Ó Tuama, a native of Cork, works in chaplaincy and peacework in Belfast, Northern Ireland. You can read more of his writing at In the Shelter and in his new book of poetry coming out in 2012.
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Scarlet Road follows the extraordinary work of Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, she specializes in a long over-looked clientele – people with disability.
a collection of videos, performances and interviews with new wave/post-punk group Sigue Sigue Sputnik
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 review
Let’s get right to the talking points. The headboard-breaking wedding night? Bit of an anticlimax. Bedward’s nuptials? Surprisingly good fun. Jacob’s shirt? Off within the first three minutes.
[FOR THE FULL REVIEW, CLICK ON BEDWARD OR FOLLOW THIS LINK]
Totalfilm review of #BreakingDawn