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Burt Reynolds in Deliverance

Deliverance (film classic)

Deliverance (1972) is British director John Boorman’s gripping action-adventure about four suburban businessmen on a disastrous weekend’s river-canoeing trip. It ranks as one of my favourite films. I can never tire of seeing it. The horror starts in this clip below. As one of the

Nothing But a Man

Nothing But a Man (film classic)

Shot in black and white in 1964, Nothing But a Man is a simple, poignant film that tells the tale of one man’s struggle to break the chains that threaten to bind him to a life of drink, servitude, and irresponsibility. Set in the segregated

David Lynch's The Straight Story

The Straight Story

What could be so enthralling about an ailing old geezer travelling on a lawnmower some 240+ miles across the heartland of America from Laurens, Iowa, to Mount Zion (and I don’t mean the Rastafarian promised land), but a place in Wisconsin? Nothing much in the

Race in America

‘Why do you think Romney has such a lead among whites?’ asked The Washington Post, as if racial prejudice isn’t part of America’s history and daily life?

Is Misha B too Black to Win X-Factor?

Gary Barlow shattered the dreams of X-Factor hopeful Misha Bryan by telling her she won’t win the X-Factor because of wrongful bullying allegations made by his fellow judges. And much has be written suggesting that Misha cannot win the competition because she’s too Black, while others have pointed out that Black contestants have won in the past. But is there a difference between then and now?