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King Lear: An impressive production

King Lear: An impressive production

Arts, Film, Local, Theatre May 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm Comments

King Lear has always been one of my favourite Shakespeare plays. For me, it’s where he reconciles the brutal nihilism of his earlier tragedies with the more meditative qualities of his later work. This National TheatreRead More

Transcendence – Competent but dull

Transcendence – Competent but dull

Arts, Film, Local May 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm Comments

TRANSCENDENCE had everything going for it. The script by Jack Paglan was on the famous Black List of well regarded, unproduced scripts, the director Wally Pfister has been Christopher Nolan’s resident cinematographer for nearly a decadeRead More

Interview: Peace come to Aberystwyth this June

Interview: Peace come to Aberystwyth this June

Arts, Local, Music May 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm Comments

THE ARTS Centre is a hive of activity; comedy, drama, and Film, although often, modern music feels somewhat lacking. In September Kaiser Chiefs took the stage, however rock acts at the Arts Centre are quite thinRead More

We weren’t expecting that: Godzilla

We weren’t expecting that: Godzilla

Arts, Film, Local May 21, 2014 at 10:00 am Comments

OUR MOST up-to-date remake of the classic monster flick had Legendary Pictures keeping its plot quite heavily under wraps. But yes, I know that you can find out almost anything nowadays thanks to the internet. OnRead More

The Surprisingly Decent Spider Man

The Surprisingly Decent Spider Man

Arts, Film, Local May 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm Comments

I MUST confess I went into The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with low expectations. Not only did I find the first film tedious and boring due to it being another origin story; I also felt that itRead More

May Ball… just a week away: your exclusive preview

May Ball… just a week away: your exclusive preview

Arts, Local, May Ball 2014, Music May 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm Comments

MAY BALL is just a week away and as the excitement builds we look to outline the whole event. This year, the Union is putting on a masquerade ball and it will again be right here onRead More

Cult Films – Akira: TETSUOOO! KANEDAAA!

Cult Films – Akira: TETSUOOO! KANEDAAA!

Arts, Editors' Pick, Film, Local April 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

AKIRA needs no introduction. I’m going to give it one anyway. Released in 1988 (1990 in the West) to rapturous acclaim and assembled scratching of heads, this adaptation of writer/director Katsuhiro Otomo’s monstrous 2000-page (at theRead More

It’s a puppet! A true delight: Most Wanted

It’s a puppet! A true delight: Most Wanted

Arts, Film, Local April 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments

SITTING down on a Monday afternoon in an empty theatre I wasn’t expecting too much from the Muppets. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Smart, self-aware and satirical, Most Wanted was a delight. The film isRead More

Only Lovers Left Alive: best film of the year?

Only Lovers Left Alive: best film of the year?

Arts, Film, Local April 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments

ONLY Lovers Left Alive is the coolest vampire film you will ever see. The two main vampires Adam (played by Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) live in Detroit and Tangiers and spend their days collectingRead More

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Comedic genius

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Comedic genius

Arts, Film, Local April 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

THE GRAND Budapest Hotel is brilliant. Everything about it is so cleverly enforced with a stroke of comedic genius. The film follows the life of an immigrant lobby boy who is new to the hotel, seekingRead More