Mark Twain wanted his autobiography kept under wraps for 100 years after his death. That was 100 years ago. While much of the book has dribbled out in bits and pieces in the decades since, the Mark Twain Project at the University of California, Berkeley , has just released Volume 1 (of three) of an authoritative edition, and it’s turning up on best-seller lists.
In “The Angels’ Share” Robbie, a Glasgow hooligan doing community service in lieu of jail time, wants to give his new son a better childhood than he had. But he’s finding it hard to overcome the pull of gang violence.
There’s something disquieting (to put it politely) about movies that sentimentalize Nazi Germany, reassuring the audience that good people sternly disapproved of Hitler and cared about the fate of the Jews.
Wong Kar Wai’s martial-arts romance “The Grandmaster” is a long series of fights, exquisitely choreographed and hypnotically shot in snow, in watery courtyards under heavy rain (which brings Pina Bausch to mind), in beautiful rooms that are beautifully destroyed.
Breakfast is booming in the City of London as bankers and brokers meet over coffee and eggs and restaurateurs seek alternative income streams to the long lunches where wine once lubricated the wheels of business.