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Testament of Youth premiere: A chat with the cast and crew on the red carpet in London

Testament of Youth premiere: A chat with the cast and crew on the red carpet in London

“If the war spares me,” wrote Vera Brittain to her brother Edward in 1916, “it will be my one aim to immortalise in a book the story of us four.” In 1933 she published that book, Testament of Youth, and it went on to become one of [read more]

Into the Woods | Movie review

Into the Woods
MOVIE REVIEW

Fairytales have always been hailed as a gateway into the often dark and eerie realm of the human unconscious, and though Rob Marshall’s adaptation of Into the Woods has been a little Disneyfied it remains surprisingly true to the [read more]

Street food: the exponential growth of London’s scene

Street food: the exponential growth of London’s scene

The street-food scene in London has expanded in an exponential way to facilitate access to a wealth of varied culinary delights.  With the emergence of the Street Food Awards in 2009, food traders have every reason to turn up the volume [read more]

Testament of Youth | Movie review

Testament of Youth
MOVIE REVIEW

Testament of Youth is a beautiful screen adaptation of Vera Brittain’s memoirs during the First World War and its tragic privation of youth. It is her story of love, loss and struggle, and here she is played to perfection by the [read more]

Foxcatcher | Movie review

Foxcatcher
MOVIE REVIEW

In casting his true crime tale of sibling Olympic wrestling champions Mark and Dave Schultz, and their ill-fated embroilment with eccentric (and ultimately murderous) millionaire sponsor John du Pont, Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller [read more]

American Sniper | Movie review

American Sniper
MOVIE REVIEW

If you keep up with American military news, you’ll have probably heard of the name Chris Kyle. As a United States Navy SEAL, Kyle is famous for being the most lethal sniper in US military history. The film American Sniper tells his [read more]

Eric and Little Ern at St James | Theatre review

Eric and Little Ern at St James
THEATRE REVIEW

In a decade oversubscribed with crude comedy, courtesy of the likes of Dapper Laughs and Jeremy Clarkson, it’s soothing to remember the innocent humour of British double act Morecambe and Wise. Playwright/actors Ian Ashpitel and Jonty [read more]

The Interview | Movie review

The Interview
MOVIE REVIEW

The Interview starts with a succession of satirical scenes poking fun at the inanity of celeb gossip news. James Franco – prolific as ever – plays an unsavoury, ego-centric dollar chaser, unscrupulously hunting higher network [read more]

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive at the Queen Elizabeth Hall | Theatre review

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
THEATRE REVIEW

Fascinating Aïda the musical-comedy parlour act stars Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson, and Liza Pulman. Their show Charm Offensive is enjoying an extended run ahead of a national tour that it undeniably deserves.  The show jumps right in [read more]

Birdman | Movie review

Birdman
MOVIE REVIEW

Alejandro González Iñárritu, who presented 21 Grams in Venice in 2003, is back with a very ambitious picture starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone and Zach Galifianakis. Once a symbol of the cinema of the 90s, [read more]

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