From a country with very few guns, the danger of the pullover by an armed Police officer might be hard to perceive, although it has been shown in “Crash” and with the most convincing sense of danger in “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story“. For this film, an intelligence is shown as a kidnapped off-duty white police officer executes the precautions against getting killed. The romance in the film is a bit hard to believe, and some of the consequences – a teenager shooting a black officer in a protest – were a bit off-key. But this a credible and worthwhile road movie that brings interesting perspectives and ideas, and a few smiles and laughs. Go see. Wiki. Guardian.
Driving again on risk analysis and risk management. Rehearsing again whether risk is reviewed often enough at service and project manager level. Explored whether calculating thee costs of contingency could be included in the analysis.
Tells a powerful story and asserts a lot of how women were treated at Fox News. It’s possible some punches were pulled (says The Guardian), and it’s possible more stories from other places should be told. But I found it compelling and I wish I’d realised more about it earlier than I have. Go see. Wiki. Guardian.
Whilst walking down to the ward walk – new bollards on Houseman Gardens; Mundella Road playground which is set to be renewed; then on the ward walk – checking out the pile of leaves which is built up before transportation in lorry loads to main disposal; checking out Memorial Gardens which has had quite a bit of tidying work in the last week or so, and from where we’ve had complaints of ASB; checking out flood gates along the Embankment – and a further test might be needed; welcoming a new business to Pyatt Street; hearing complaint of dog mess on Bunbury Street; noting hoeing of weeds that’s taken place along Pyatt Street; some scraping of leaf mulch from dropped crossings at the Bunbury / Bathley junction, although progress has been made generally on clearing leaf mulch; expressing disappointment t how damp is ruining the front of a house on Lamcote Grove.
Tornado is the first half and bookends with a mistaken Netflix attribution of a shower of sharks raining from the sky sketch to Stewart Lee. But the portrayal of office life and the Dave Chappelle story doesn’t warrant the time taken. Snowflake – the second half – stands up for political correctness, acknowledging the burden it now brings, cos children are growing up with a better set of values and rightness than he witnessed when growing up in the ’70s. Ricky Gervais (pre Golden Globes 2020) gets a right pasting, although being unable to say the unsayable consists of a style of retching that goes on too long. But finally, that remark that says that with Boris Johnson, the absurdity of Britain in 2020 has outstripped what comedy was ridiculing. And the latest catchphrase for the absurdity – “Let the Healing Begin“. Guardian. Other reviews.
FT report says they’re calling for 5% cuts, but protection is expected for improve health, fight crime or tackle regional inequalities. Then it mentions “Mr Javid already has a long list of spending priorities, ranging from social care to further education colleges”. So all over the place.
A version of the Charles Dickens story that seeks to skip over the gravity and the misery within the tale when it can, to become a story of reward for the good and those in need, over the cruel and the corrupt. Entertaining and colourful, with actors who bring even more life. A theatrical presentation. Smiled more than I laughed (cos of not knowing how the story was to unfold); a definite feel good movie. Go See. Wiki. Observer (5 stars).