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Oscar and the Wolf at Birthdays | Live review

Oscar and the Wolf at Birthdays
LIVE REVIEW

As a bright-eyed, spotty teenager a free live gig often meant seeing a friend’s band play in your local pub’s grotty back room, until they got told to keep the noise down or so much of the crowd left that they had to stop playing out [read more]

Believe | Movie review

Believe
MOVIE REVIEW

Among the hundreds of complex, novel and boundary breaking films that have been released over the past few years, Believe’s old-school aesthetic and simple plot line are refreshingly comforting. The stern and powerful Brian Cox takes up [read more]

Joe | Movie review

Joe
MOVIE REVIEW

David Gordon Green is becoming one of the most versatile Hollywood directors as his filmography is extremely varied, from absurd comedies to intense dramas. He says he needs to keep himself motivated and that the thread linking all of [read more]

Earth to Echo | Movie review

Earth to Echo
MOVIE REVIEW

There’s no shame in openly drawing inspiration from others: nothing is truly original after all. Wearing influences openly can even bring a certain cultural cachet. There comes a point, though, where influence dissolves into naked [read more]

Who Is Dayani Cristal? | Movie review

Who Is Dayani Cristal?
MOVIE REVIEW

No matter where you are in the world, mentioning immigration will evoke every feasible opinion there is to have. A topic that is studied in schools, and an issue scrutinised by the world over, it is no wonder that this epidemic has touched [read more]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Opera Holland Park | Opera review

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Opera Holland Park
OPERA REVIEW

“Welcome to Wonderland” chime a group of ornately dressed Victorians leading us into the leafy glades of Holland Park’s Yucca Lawn. Sitting on plush grass bathed in dappled sunlight, monochrome photographs of the dreary town of [read more]

Gloria – A Pigtale at the Royal Opera House | Opera review

Gloria – A Pigtale at the Royal Opera House
OPERA REVIEW

What happens when you mix a couple of pigs, cabaret and opera? The answer is H K Gruber’s delightfully absurd and darkly comic cabaret opera, which director Frederic Wake-Walker sets in a burlesque butcher’s shop. Gloria – A [read more]

I Am Divine | Movie review

I Am Divine
MOVIE REVIEW

He was born Harris Glenn Milstead but you know him better as Divine. Offering a rich collection of contributors who narrate his life with warmhearted and funny poignancy, I Am Divine charts the journey that saw a bullied child rise to [read more]

Patrick Monahan, Susan Murray and Nick Doody at The 99 Club | Comedy review

Patrick Monahan, Susan Murray and Nick Doody at The 99 Club
COMEDY REVIEW

There’s something strangely endearing about the poorly lit, inappropriately set up 99 Club, maybe it’s the fact that it’s so dingy despite being just underneath the glamour of the hustling Leicester Square; hopefully the upcoming [read more]

The Purge: Anarchy | Movie review

The Purge: Anarchy
MOVIE REVIEW

It takes a determined effort to buy into The Purge: Anarchy’s concept: for 12 hours a year all crime is legal, including murder. Sequel to 2013’s poorly reviewed but reasonably well grossing The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy makes a few [read more]

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