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Why the Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Ne... by Ben
24 Jun, 2022
An insightful view of the lowlands, then and now
Mr Coates is such a good writer that right from the opening sentence he has you hooked. As is usually the case it takes an "outsider" (Coates is English) to make the most perceptive observations on a society. Something of a polymath Mr Coates interests and education qualify him to speak of all aspects of Dutch culture, social, historical, religious and artistic with knowledge and insight, highlighting the fact that for a brief period in the 17th Century this strange, "reclaimed" land was a world power. For anyone interested in something other than the "English" world view, this ticks all the boxes.
04 Oct, 2012
Another corrupt cop movie with a rather contrived ending
PRIDE AND GLORY 2008 Gavin O’Connor *** I must have seen this in the cinema and then forgotten, which is not much of a recommendation I suppose. This would be a really good film except for being about the rather tired subject of corrupt cops, a theme that seems to have been popularly explored since the 80s. Set in N Y, 4 cops get shot up on a drugs raid. It transpires that the reason why they were shot was because the drug gang were tipped off by a corrupt cop. A family of cops are involved. Jon Voigt is the Patriarch, he is a cop, one of his sons Francis (Noah Emmerich), is the precinct head, the other son, Ray (Edward Norton) is also a cop and gets roped in to investigate the blood bath. Their brother- in-law, Colin Farrell, is right in the thick of the corruption. So there are a lot of issues around conflicts: between family, loyalty and integrity. The Noah Emmerich character is basically clean but he has allowed things to slip as he is distracted by his wife is dying of cancer. So a showdown begins between Jimmy (Farrell ) and Ray. Ray discovers the truth but refuses to name Jimmy to his superiors. But Jimmy not only sets Ray up but then sails him down the river. Francis decides they have to go after Jimmy. Then the plot gets a bit silly. One of the minor cop characters goes to get a pay-off from a local store and gets shot in the process. His partner then shoots an innocent bystander in error. All this causes a local riot. Meanwhile Ray goes to arrest Jimmy, on his own with no back up, and there is a really dumb fist-fight between them, reminiscent of old shagged-out cowboy plots. Ray, our hero prevails, and then handcuffs Jimmy and walks him to his car, which for some reason is miles away. The mob from the riot come upon them and basically execute Jimmy for his crookedness, by beating him to death. Cut to Father and 2 sons turning up at the justice department for the hearing. The end.
05 Jul, 2015
Whitechapel gets into its stride
Whitechapel basically works because, like any good series, stretching from Star Trek to the Golden Girls, at its heart is a kernel of contrasting and interactive characters, often in conflict. Here we have the upper-class, educated and neurotic detective inspector (excellently played by Rupert Penry Jones) who has won the heart of his flinty, working-class, heterosexual deputy (Phil Davies); then there’s the dotty researcher, plus a team of colleagues varying in age, gender and sympathies. Where the series has laboured a bit in the past is in digging up cases specific to Whitechapel all with a historic/copy-cat references to past serial murders (facilitating the insertion of the dramatic device of a race-against-time to prevent the next murder). In my opinion some of the murder plots in this series have sometimes bordered on the ludicrous and contrived. The episodes in this series however fare quite well, in that they have completely veered away from clichés like Jack the Ripper or the Krays. Here you have one case (each case spans two episodes) where “natural justice” is the motive, another focuses on “revenge” and the third on “perverted first love”, all of which utilise the East End, its streets and the river rather well. In fact I think the stories are getting better. As always we are distracted by sub-plots, often about Chandler’s inability to connect romantically with women and Miles’s interference and guidance; sometimes these are engaging at others they can just be irritating red herrings. But what is being hinted at through the character of DC Emerson Kent? What is at the root of his thwarted focus on his boss? This certainly eggs us on to see the next series.