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‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy’ review – The little dragon reignites his franchise

‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy’ review – The little dragon reignites his franchise

Arts, Games, Opinion December 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm Comments

In the same way that Crash Bandicoot was revived last year, Spyro the Dragon is back in the limelight with a fantastic remaster in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, proving yet again that everyone enjoys a well-presentedRead More

‘Dr Seuss’ The Grinch’ (2018) – a nostalgic throwback?

‘Dr Seuss’ The Grinch’ (2018) – a nostalgic throwback?

Arts, Film, Opinion December 1, 2018 at 6:38 pm Comments

I went into this film not really knowing what to expect, aside from my vague knowledge of the original story and countless re-watches of 2000’s live action movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which was aRead More

I Feel Like Painting

I Feel Like Painting

Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry November 29, 2018 at 4:33 pm Comments

I feel like painting. Unfortunately, I have no canvas so the paper becomes my medium. I want to try to paint a place. Somewhere not quite near but far away from the malevolent, past over allRead More

‘Doctor Who’ – ‘The Witchfinders’ review

‘Doctor Who’ – ‘The Witchfinders’ review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm Comments

An amazing episode of Doctor Who that is without a doubt a series highlight.   Yeah, who saw this one coming? The Witchfinders may not excel in any specific regard as a Doctor Who story, butRead More

‘Kerblam!’ – A ‘Doctor Who’ review

‘Kerblam!’ – A ‘Doctor Who’ review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments

A really great episode of Doctor Who that unfortunately doesn’t manage to stick the landing. Kerblam! is probably the best episode of the series so far. Whilst not trying to be as emotional or as impactfulRead More

‘Heart of Darkness’ by Imitating the Dog – A Disorientating Reflection on Modern Society

‘Heart of Darkness’ by Imitating the Dog – A Disorientating Reflection on Modern Society

Arts, Opinion, Theatre November 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm Comments

Springing from the success of their excellent adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’, Imitating the Dog return to the stage with a technologically challenging reinvention of Joseph Conrad’s controversial and infamous novel, ‘Heart ofRead More

A ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ review – Second time’s the charm?

A ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ review – Second time’s the charm?

Arts, Film, Opinion November 17, 2018 at 4:52 pm Comments

I refuse to believe that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is part of the Harry Potter franchise. I struggle to understand how a brilliant series that spurred along the imagination of millions can be renderedRead More

Doctor Who: ‘Demons of the Punjab’ – A Review

Doctor Who: ‘Demons of the Punjab’ – A Review

Arts, TV November 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm Comments

A solid story, that’s probably about another draft away from greatness.   Right, review’s coming a bit late this week. You can blame a university writing retreat for that. But without further ado, let’s just jumpRead More

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – pitch perfect or total-vocal flop?

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – pitch perfect or total-vocal flop?

Arts, Opinion, TV November 10, 2018 at 1:31 pm Comments

 Rami Malek gives a legendary performance in a film that doesn’t quite deserve it   If you’re a fan of Queen, you’ll probably have a good time with this movie. But you’re not going to findRead More

Doctor Who: ‘The Tsuranga Conundrum’ – a review

Doctor Who: ‘The Tsuranga Conundrum’ – a review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 6, 2018 at 5:20 pm Comments

Certainly not the worst episode, but by no means a good one. The Tsuranga Conundrum is average at best.   There are a lot of great moments, it’s just unfortunate they’re just buried under a lotRead More