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Goddess | Movie review

Goddess
MOVIE REVIEW

There are no prizes for guessing what will be the main draw to this glossy Mark Lamprell musical as Ronan Keating makes his acting debut alongside the Kelly Brook look-a-like Laura Kelly. An interesting find when studying the press notes [read more]

Here and Now | Movie review

Here and Now
MOVIE REVIEW

The first feature film from award-winning director Lisle Turner, Here and Now stars Lauren Johns (About Time) and Andy Rush (Wizards vs Aliens) as Grace and Say, two very different young people who form an unlikely bond when life throws [read more]

Under the Rainbow | Movie review

Under the Rainbow
MOVIE REVIEW

There is one particular Second Act segment of Agnès Jaoui’s latest effort that aptly summarises Under the Rainbow as a film: young composer Andro (Arthur Dupont) crafts a piece of innovative music for a recital that he’s invited his [read more]

21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) by Steve Stack | Book review

21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) by Steve Stack
BOOK REVIEW

Joyful, ticklishly funny and full of miscellaneous mischief from start to finish, Steve Stack’s newest venture is a headlong bolt down memory lane. Perhaps some of the classic entries are a little beyond this reviewer’s lifespan but it [read more]

The Antlers – Familiars | Album review

The Antlers – Familiars
ALBUM REVIEW

In this day, it is truly hard to find a band that captures even as essence of rock, so it is a great pleasure that this is what is produced from The Antlers’ new album, Familiars. Opening track, Palace sets the overall tone that is [read more]

My Girl 2 at the Old Red Lion | Theatre review

My Girl 2 at the Old Red Lion
THEATRE REVIEW

“There’s hundreds of thousands worse off than us,” says Sam, a working-class social worker, husband to pregnant Anita, in Barrie Keeffe’s My Girl 2. This was the case when the play was first written in 1989 and is [read more]

The Golden Dream – Movie review

The Golden Dream – Movie review

Winner of multiple awards, The Golden Dream (original title, La Jaula de Oro) lingers about you like a hangover long after you’ve left the cinema. It tells the all too familiar story of a group of young people in search of a better life [read more]

The Jezabels at Oslo Hackney | Live review

The Jezabels at Oslo Hackney
LIVE REVIEW

Through a bright mass of neon lights and deafening drums, indie four-piece The Jezabels enter the stage, a bristling crowd waiting expectantly beneath them. Since their formation in 2007 their alternative rock has carved them out a cult [read more]

The Carnabys at the Barfly | Live review

The Carnabys at the Barfly
LIVE REVIEW

Richmond band The Carnabys won the London leg of the Battle of the Bands competition and has since been praised all over the Internet. They are now gaining a big following through frequent live shows, with a recent European summer tour and [read more]

Original recipe of the week: Overnight Sesame Quinoa

Original recipe of the week: Overnight Sesame Quinoa

We’re sure you’ve heard of the craze “overnight oats”. We’ve decided to step it up a notch and make the fad even healthier (and yummier!). A dairy-free alternative to almond milk oats, the sesame seeds deliver a [read more]

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