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Five films to look forward to in 2015

Five films to look forward to in 2015

2014 is coming to a close, and with 2015’s arrival come some of the most anticipated new releases. From new additions to everyone’s favourite franchises to the latest from some of the most innovative directors around, 2015 is [read more]

A Tale of Samurai Cooking | Movie review

A Tale of Samurai Cooking
MOVIE REVIEW

A Tale of Samurai Cooking is loosely based on the Funaki family – loyal to the Daimyos lineage in the Kaga province – and the cooking skills they employed, establishing their worth during the tumult of feudal Japan during the [read more]

Manakamana | Movie review

Manakamana
MOVIE REVIEW

The journey to Manakamana temple no longer requires an arduous walk through sparsely populated valleys and dense fauna. A cable car station in Cheres means pilgrims reach their destination with offerings to the goddess in only ten minutes. [read more]

Miss Havisham’s Expectations at Trafalgar Studios | Theatre review

Miss Havisham’s Expectations at Trafalgar Studios
THEATRE REVIEW

Miss Havisham’s Expectations is an ambitious retelling of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, and it just about pulls it off. Linda Marlowe’s new one-woman show, ably written and directed by Di Sherlock, explores the [read more]

Sikes and Nancy at Trafalgar Studios | Theatre review

Sikes and Nancy at Trafalgar Studios
THEATRE REVIEW

James Swanton’s one-man dramatisation of Charles Dickens’ Sikes and Nancy (a version of the murder scene in Oliver Twist adapted for public readings) is a brilliantly madcap hour of Victorian melodrama. Swanton, armed only with [read more]

Potted Sherlock at the Vaudeville | Theatre review

Potted Sherlock at the Vaudeville
THEATRE REVIEW

The makers of the surprising West End success Potted Potter have now quite unashamedly cashed in on the international Sherlock Holmes hype created by Benedict Cumberbatch and the BBC, reducing one of our most famous literary figures to a [read more]

Gogol Bordello at the Roundhouse | Live review

Gogol Bordello at the Roundhouse
LIVE REVIEW

Tonight, the Roundhouse is packed. It’s a sold-out show, and Mariachi El Bronx are getting people moving. As an alter-ego of an all-American hardcore band, one might expect their foray into Mexican music to be a little inauthentic or [read more]

Golem at the Young Vic | Theatre review

Golem at the Young Vic
THEATRE REVIEW

The world in which 1927’s shows take place is vivid and utterly unique. Conjured from a variety of media that work seamlessly together, and characterised by an all-pervading noir and unceasing deadpan humour, it is unmistakable in style. [read more]

Nutcracker at London Coliseum | Dance review

Nutcracker at London Coliseum
DANCE REVIEW

The opening scene of Nutcracker paints a picture-perfect Christmas day. Young and old are skating on the Thames, against the backdrop of the Edwardian mansion house of heroine Clara’s family. The beautiful, multi-layered stage design by [read more]

3 Winters at the Lyttleton | Theatre review

3 Winters at the Lyttleton
THEATRE REVIEW

“I no longer understand this world – now trust is seen as stupidity, compassion is weakness, and solidarity means you’re unable to look after yourself.” So laments the daughter of a communist partisan about to see her own [read more]

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