Stalling for time

Five-thirty comes around and I sit down to watch Manchester United vs. Liverpool. A little banner at the bottom of the screen says that kick-off is delayed. A few hours earlier a swarm of fans protesting against United’s owners managed to wriggle their way into the stadium and started lighting flares and throwing camera stands … Continue reading Stalling for time

On Death and My Grandpa

My Grandpa Guido passed away on 25th July 2021 My Grandpa continued to live his life after Granny died. He spent time with his friends, went to church, visited family abroad. But it was never quite the same. She’d been gone almost a decade and Grandpa was in his mid-eighties when he decided he, too, … Continue reading On Death and My Grandpa

Se7en: a world of sin and apathy

There’s a lot of fucked up stuff in this film, in this world. A man is found dead having been hog-tied and made to eat canned spaghetti until he burst. Another, a rich lawyer, is forced at gunpoint to gouge out a pound of his own flesh with a knife, then murdered anyway. Somerset sees before anyone else that the motives behind these killings are biblical. Gluttony. Greed. He warns his sergeant to expect five more inspired by the rest of the deadly sins.