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Falls the Shadow: Natasha Kissel and Gina Soden at Eleven Gallery | Exhibition review

Falls the Shadow: Natasha Kissel and Gina Soden at Eleven Gallery
EXHIBITION REVIEW

Eleven Gallery in Belgravia presents a beautiful symbiosis of paintings and photographs in its current exhibition, Falls the Shadow. The display includes works from both painter Natasha Kissel and photographer Gina Soden. [read more]

Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic | Theatre review

Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic
THEATRE REVIEW

The lights go up, the stage is empty. A series of grunts and crashes introduces Clarence Darrow, the great American lawyer and civil rights defender, lying with his legs in the air beneath his desk. A couple of anxious minutes go by, with [read more]

Wild Card: Casson & Friends at Lilian Bayliss Studio | Dance review

Wild Card: Casson & Friends at Lilian Bayliss Studio
DANCE REVIEW

The forerunners of a new generation of contemporary dancers have taken over London this week, as renowned performer and choreographer Tim Casson curates Wild Card at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Bayliss Studio – an opportunity for an [read more]

Hiraeth at the Soho | Theatre review

Hiraeth at the Soho
THEATRE REVIEW

The story of Hiraeth is one that many people can relate to. As jobs in the countryside become scarce and inherited farms are not the future prospect that many young people are looking for, current generations are moving to bigger cities. [read more]

The Heart of Things at Jermyn Street | Theatre review

The Heart of Things at Jermyn Street
THEATRE REVIEW

The intimacy of Jermyn Street Theatre is perfectly suited to the claustrophobic implosion of the family unit that tensely unfolds throughout The Heart of Things. The plausible, everyday mundanity of the set reflects the characters, trapped [read more]

Altman | Movie review

Altman
MOVIE REVIEW

Filmmaker Ron Munn is best known for the 1999 cult cannabis documentary Grass. From watching that documentary and its indictment of the “war on drugs”, one can draw logical conclusions as to why he chose to celebrate and chronicle [read more]

Wild Card | Movie review

Wild Card
MOVIE REVIEW

Wild Card is the second attempt by Academy Award winner William Goldman to adapt his novel Heat into a screenplay for the big screen. The first attempt, aptly titled Heat (not to be confused with the 1995 Michael Mann classic), was [read more]

Cymbeline | Movie review

Cymbeline
MOVIE REVIEW

Michael Almereyda opts for style over substance in his anachronistic retelling of this unpopular Shakespeare play. The experience, however, is one undoubtedly more favourable to his previously austere literary adaptation, Hamlet (2000). A [read more]

Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre at the Arcola | Theatre review

Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre at the Arcola
THEATRE REVIEW

In Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre, the Arcola’s artistic director Mehmet Ergan takes audiences back to December 2011, to the Roboski massacre. The Turkish armed forces bombed 40 unarmed Kurdish civilians attempting to smuggle [read more]

Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony | Album review

Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony
ALBUM REVIEW

Catfish and the Bottlemen sound older than they are in more ways than one. Frontman Van McCann was named by his Van Morrison-adoring parents in honour of their hero; while his voice doesn’t quite have the honeyed lustre of The Belfast [read more]

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