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Down Dog | Movie review

Down Dog
MOVIE REVIEW

At its best, film comedy can be a vital medium capable of making the exploration of meaningful issues resonate with the unifying power of laughter. Down Dog does not represent the medium at its best. The central problem here is that, as a [read more]

Wooden Arms at St Pancras Old Church | Live review

Wooden Arms at St Pancras Old Church
LIVE REVIEW

There is a point at which, watching Wooden Arms, a self-styled chamber-alternative-folk six-piece band in the gorgeously intimate setting of St Pancras Old Church, it dawns on you that this might be the poshest band you’ve ever [read more]

Frieze Masters 2014 | Exhibition review

Frieze Masters 2014
EXHIBITION REVIEW

However impressive and polished the gallery displays in the Frieze London tent are, Frieze Masters is undoubtedly the sophisticated sister event. Its dynamic is more scholarly and grown up, despite retaining the Frieze dedication to [read more]

Frieze Art Fair 2014 | Exhibition review

Frieze Art Fair 2014
EXHIBITION REVIEW

Regents Park is currently playing host to the international art flocking that is Frieze 2014. In its 12th year, the Frieze franchise, founded by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp, has established a second further art fair; housed in a [read more]

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self in conversation

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self in conversation

Will Self was at ArchWay With Words to promote his new work Shark. The Upcoming caught up with him at the literary festival to talk allegory, anarchy and humankind. In your new book Shark, the image of the shark manifests itself in all [read more]

The Hundred We Are at The Yard | Theatre review

The Hundred We Are at The Yard
THEATRE REVIEW

Is there anybody on earth who can accurately define themselves? Maybe the self is not fixed, but constantly shifts between who we once were, who we want to be and who we might someday become. This is how our protagonist is presented to us: [read more]

Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area at Old Red Lion | Theatre review

Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area at Old Red Lion
THEATRE REVIEW

Young playwright Sarah Simmonds tackles the stagnation and suburban boredom of a middle-aged, married woman in this new play, held in the intimate Old Red Lion Theatre in Angel. Jenny Ogilvie plays Victoria, who discovers much to her [read more]

Barnum at the New Wimbledon | Theatre review

Barnum at the New Wimbledon
THEATRE REVIEW

Phineas T Barnum was the original salesman back in the 1800s. He encapsulated all the trickery and diversion used in marketing today and endearingly referred to these days as “humbug”. He was also the creator of fantastical [read more]

London Film Festival 2014: Testament of Youth premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet

London Film Festival 2014: Testament of Youth premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet

Testament of Youth is a deeply soul searching film: it has hope, love and loss at the core of its existence. This new release documents the life of Vera Brittain, a girl at the time of World War I, who suffered many losses throughout her [read more]

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self

Will Self is one of those increasingly rare and precious figures in contemporary British culture; a polemical and voracious man of letters with an oceanic intellect that crashes in prolific waves upon the sprawling beach of his fiction and [read more]

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