Opinion

‘Robin Hood’ (2018) – An action-packed film that misses its mark

‘Robin Hood’ (2018) – An action-packed film that misses its mark

Arts, Film, Opinion December 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments

As I walked into the Commodore Cinema to watch this film, I remarked just how vacant the theatre was. I’d never seen it so empty in my 2 and a half years of watching films here.Read More

‘Margaret and the Tapeworm’ – A warm feeling in my gut

‘Margaret and the Tapeworm’ – A warm feeling in my gut

News, Opinion, Theatre December 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm Comments

So I went to see Margaret and the Tapeworm by Triongl theatre at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre and I have to say, my evening wasn’t off to the best of starts when an 11 ft tallRead More

‘It Takes You Away’ – a Doctor Who review

‘It Takes You Away’ – a Doctor Who review

Arts, Opinion, TV December 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments

It may not be perfect, but It Takes You Away elevates this series to new heights. Right, I know I said this last week… and the week beforehand. But seriously, this is now the best episodeRead More

‘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

‘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

How Did We Get So Rich? A Different Perspective

How Did We Get So Rich? A Different Perspective

Opinion November 25, 2018 at 4:05 pm Comments

It is difficult to know what to say to the smug self-satisfaction of the business class who gaze upon the enormous wealth of their country, and then pat their back for the capitalist utopia they haveRead 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