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Garret Millerick: Sunflower

Garret Millerick: Sunflower

Garret Millerick: Sunflower Soho Theatre, London Tue 12th – Sat 16th Feb 2019 by Alex Plant The best comedy does more than simply make you laugh; it makes you feel. Though that’s not to say that there isn’t any merit to an hour of thought-free laughter. Indeed, that’s the sort of show Garrett Millerick states […]

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Jellyfish Directed by James Gardner Starring Liv Hill, Sinead Matthews, Cyril Nri, Angus Barnett, Tomos Eames and Victoria Alcock In UK Cinemas February 15th, 2019 by Alex Plant Margate is a perfect setting for a piece of British miserablism. The backdrop of the grey English seaside resort combined with the naffness of Dreamland, arcades and […]

Boy Erased

Boy Erased

Boy Erased Directed by Joel Edgerton Starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Joe Alwyn, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, Cherry Jones, Flea and Russell Crowe In UK Cinemas February 8th, 2019 by Joanna Orland Based on Garrard Conley’s memoir Boy Erased, this film adaptation explores the harsh reality of gay conversion therapy. Whereas the film […]

Glass

Glass

Glass Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson and Samuel L. Jackson In UK Cinemas January 18th, 2019 by Alex Plant After a steady fall from grace with the likes of After Earth, The Happening and the travesty that was The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan surprised everyone […]

The Upside

The Upside

The Upside Directed by Neil Burger Starring Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Julianna Margulies, Golshifteh Farahani and Tate Donovan In UK Cinemas January 11th, 2019 by Alex Plant A successful foreign film getting an English Language remake is as inevitable as the eventual critical cries of it “not being as good as the original”. […]

RBG

RBG

RBG Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen In UK Cinemas January 4th, 2019 by Jon Burns “The closest thing to a superhero I know,” is how feminist icon Gloria Steinem describes Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka, the ‘Notorious RBG’. It’s a pretty accurate description. RBG is an inspirational love letter of a film fondly […]

Briefs: Close Encounters

Briefs

Briefs: Close Encounters Christmas at Leicester Square November 9th 2018 – January 3rd 2019 by Jenna Johnston The Australian ‘boylesque’ group Briefs have returned to London to dazzle and thrust their way into our Christmas spirit. The log cabins, towering Christmas trees, the Spiegeltent circus venue decked in sprawling fairy lights in Christmas at Leicester […]

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines Directed by Christian Rivers Starring Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Ronan Raftery, Aaron Jackson, Stephen Lang, Jihae and Hugo Weaving In UK Cinemas December 8th, 2018 by Joanna Orland Based on the YA novel by Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines envisions a steampunk version of London; a giant roving machine that consumes smaller towns and […]

Lola Kirke @ The Lexington

Lola Kirke

Lola Kirke The Lexington, London Friday 30th November 2018 by Alex Plant “Country” is regarded as a bit of a dirty word in music circles these days, with the genre having become quite a parody of itself, thanks to artists like Kenny Chesney and his Sexy Tractor. However, there’s a been a bit of a […]

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. ExCel, London November 30th 2018 – March 31st 2019 by Alex Plant Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is a temporary pop-up exhibition at London’s ExCel, and taken at face value, it’s pretty impressive. Guests are invited to become agents of the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network, don’t you know) by […]