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Skaters at Dingwalls | Live review

Skaters at Dingwalls
LIVE REVIEW

The story of Skaters reads something like a modern rock n roll dream – a few guys from far-flung corners of the planet meet at a house party and, a year later, Warner Bros intervene. And we can see why. Elements of their sound, in [read more]

How to Be Immortal at the Soho | Theatre review

How to Be Immortal at the Soho
THEATRE REVIEW

A creative interpretation of what we leave behind when we die, Kirsty Housley’s How to Be Immortal by Mira Dovreni combines fact, drama, live music and humour to illustrate the realities we must all eventually face.  Shifting between [read more]

Good People at the Hampstead | Theatre review

Good People at the Hampstead
THEATRE REVIEW

If our life is determined by the choices we make, you’d be forgiven for thinking Margaret Walsh must have made some bad ones. We meet her, as she is getting fired from her job on the tills of a budget shop. She is consistently late, she [read more]

Newton Faulkner at the Roundhouse | Live review

Newton Faulkner at the Roundhouse
LIVE REVIEW

Acoustic shows, often subdued and droll affairs, rarely have the capacity to captivate a two-thousand-strong audience into utter silence or bring the house down with a riotous finale. Newton Faulkner defied these preconceptions treating us [read more]

The Preatures at The 100 Club | Live review

The Preatures at The 100 Club
LIVE REVIEW

Sydney-based five-piece The Preatures had one of the break-out hits of summer 2013 with their irresistible single Is This How You Feel? Judging by last night’s sold-out show at The 100 Club, the Haim-esque, disco-tinged groove of their [read more]

R5 at IndigO2 | Live review

R5 at IndigO2
LIVE REVIEW

Well, what to say about a band like R5? It is our job to be impartial and honest, and it is part of our job to put ourselves in other people’s shoes, especially when they are supporters and fans of bands that we don’t like. What is the [read more]

The Edge of Tomorrow: preview and Q&A with director Doug Liman

The Edge of Tomorrow: preview and Q&A with director Doug Liman

Doug Liman lives in New York City and hangs out with an “artsy” crowd who usually spend their time discussing esoteric subjects at trendy parties in bohemian Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is for this reason, he explains, that he often [read more]

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent | Book review

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
BOOK REVIEW

The reputation of this debut novel precedes it. In this case it has created an expectation that unfortunately the book cannot match. First impressions are important, and this is so obviously signposted that it is almost patronising. The [read more]

Lydia Corbett: World in a Flower at Francis Kyle Gallery | Exhibition review

Lydia Corbett: World in a Flower at Francis Kyle Gallery
EXHIBITION REVIEW

It might seem a little odd for the accompanying text of an exhibition to focus so heavily on the artist’s encounter with another artist – especially when that encounter was some 60 years ago – but when you learn that [read more]

Bullet | Movie review

Bullet
MOVIE REVIEW

Bullet is apparently an action thriller, but it may as well have just been re-advertised and refashioned into a comedy. That statement is not meant in jest because surely the film is aware of its corny, comic side – it has to be, no? [read more]

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