Chopper

BY ANDREW MOODY Nearly twenty years ago, Australian cinema threw up a prison masterpiece inspired by the bestselling memoirs of legendary murderer Mark Brandon, “Chopper” Read. A terrifying, if rather charming chap, well over six feet, covered in prison tattoos and noticeably lacking in ears, Read delighted in his jailhouse celebrity well before he was a famous writer. Chopper still allegedly holds the record for … Continue reading Chopper

Woke

BY ANDREW MOODY The left, or rather the anti-democrats, are losing, and come Halloween and Britain’s exit from the EU, they will have lost. Meanwhile, thanks be to God for Titania McGrath (AKA satirist Andrew Doyle) and her magnificent polemic WOKE, which turns the tables on the MSM culture of outrage with all its immaturity and illogicality. Titania, an upper middle class social justice warrior … Continue reading Woke

Redacted

BY ANDREW MOODY During the second Gulf War, celebrity filmmaker Brian De Palma (a millionaire many times over) made a snuff film called Redacted, designed to sabotage the allied war effort. I call it a snuff film because it includes stolen military photographs of dead Iraqi citizens at the close. Suspiciously rated 15 in the UK, not only does the film unsuccessfully attempt to blame … Continue reading Redacted

Game of Drones

BY ANDREW MOODY I’ve never seen a show self-sabotage itself quite the way Game of Thrones managed to do in its unwatchable final season, pleasing nobody and upsetting millions. Sad to see such promise let national identity politics define what was initially ground-breaking. After the dust from the belly flop has ended its first round (and the whispers begin), I realise that few are even … Continue reading Game of Drones

White

BY ANDREW MOODY “Across the board, identity politics endorse the concept that people are essentially tribal, and our differences are irreconcilable, which of course makes diversity and inclusion impossible. This is the toxic dead-end of identity politics; it’s a trap.” It took me a long time to read American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis’s first non fiction book WHITE, and I must confess it was … Continue reading White

20 Years on from Columbine

BY ANDREW MOODY On April 20th 1999, in a large, non-descript school called Columbine High (Home of the Rebels) in Littleton, Colorado, one of the most notorious crimes in American history unfolded, that would define Bill Clinton’s presidency almost as much as Monica Lewinsky. Two teenage students, Eric Harris, 18 and Dylan Klebold 17, shortly after attending the prom, attacked the school with automatic weapons … Continue reading 20 Years on from Columbine

We Need to Talk About Kevin

BY ANDREW MOODY Lionel Shriver is no stranger to controversy. Last year she was dropped from a Penguin short story judge panel for making “offensive” remarks on literary diversity. In a column for the Spectator in June of that month, she angrily wrote: “Drunk on virtue, Penguin Random House no longer regards the company’s raison d’etre as the acquisition and dissemination of good books. Rather, the … Continue reading We Need to Talk About Kevin

High Window

BY ANDREW MOODY Raymond Chandler is one of 1940s America’s most influential writers, most famous for his Private Detective Philip Marlowe. The High Window is the third Marlowe novel, preceded by Farewell My Lovely, and (the most famous of his Marlowe novels) The Big Sleep. It has to be said that the producers of the Humphrey Bogart movie version of The Big Sleep called Chandler … Continue reading High Window