Edward Whitbread

Creative Writing

I Voted for Jeremy Corbyn

I voted for Jeremy Corbyn And my friends did too And that’s why we’re all Better people than you I’m Ed, I’m a vegetarian Unlike my mum and dad And the treatment of animals Drives me cow mad And I sign a petition Sipping milk from a cup And stand and tighten my leather belt…

Film, Venue

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

I approached The Meyerowitz Stories with a deep sense of fear. For one, there’s its undeniably smug title (New and Selected); reminiscent of a high school video project by proto-cinematic onanists proud of themselves for being so damn literary. For another, Baumbach is also the writer/director of the insufferable While We’re Young, a nauseating parade…

Film, Venue

10 great spy films

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Originally derided, OHMSS has been steadily reappraised down the years and is now (rightly) considered one of the best Bond films. With Diana Rigg stealing the show, an amazing alpine location and the most emotional conclusion to a 007 adventure, it was ahead of its time and blew us away….