Francesca Laidlaw

  • Cinema
    Heli: Interview with Amat Escalante

    Amat Escalante is the Mexican film director, producer and screenwriter beh...

  • Movie review
    Heli

    Arresting and unflinching are two words that come to mind when contemplating the raw power of H...

  • Movie review
    Run and Jump

    Run and Jump is just about held together by Maxine Peake, a veteran British actress ...

  • Live music
    Phantogram at XOYO

    XOYO is discreetly tucked down a small side street near Old Street station, an...

  • <Movie review
    The Invisible Woman | Movie review

    The Invisible Woman certainly makes for entertaining viewing and is shot in appealingly nostalgic sepia tones. But as far as depth goes, it leaves quite a lot to be desired. Felicity Jones gives a convincingly torn and well-executed performance as Nelly, a girl who at 18 fell into the clichéd role of the...

  • Literature
    Five books to watch out for in 2014

    A new year has once again come upon us, and after the hearty indulgences o...

  • Live music
    Little Boots at Heaven

    After a promising beginning topping BBC Sound of 2009 and a top five hit ...

  • Movie review
    Saving Mr Banks

    For a woman who has a principled opposition to made up words, Mrs Travers certain...

  • Album review
    Avril Lavigne – Avril Lavigne

    The self-titling of this album sums up this new release – ...