Reviews from 08/2016

CITIZENFOUR

film reviewed by Rob Mason on 14 August 2016

CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of government surveillance - it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser or profile, ever again.

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turner

Book reviewed by Rob Mason on 7 August 2016

The extraordinary life of J. M. W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists J. M. W. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the bizarre double life he chose to lead in the last years of his life. A near-mythical figure in his own lifetime, Franny Moyle tells the story of the man who…Read