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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

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

‘Halloween 2018’ – a film review

‘Halloween 2018’ – a film review

Arts, Film, Opinion November 3, 2018 at 7:23 pm Comments

With Hallowe’en night officially over (I know, I’m devastated too), everyone’s already swapping their pumpkin and bat decorations to cut-outs of snowflakes and tiny Santas – and I for one am not having it. Hallowe’en isn’tRead More

Doctor Who: ‘Arachnids in the UK’ – A Review

Doctor Who: ‘Arachnids in the UK’ – A Review

Arts, Opinion, TV October 30, 2018 at 2:37 pm Comments

Mostly solid characterisation and a likeable TARDIS crew isn’t enough to save this script. Which somehow manages to overcomplicate the simplest of premises. Goes without saying given the title of the episode, but arachnophobes might wantRead More

‘Monkwood’ by Five Fathoms Deep – A Crisp Breeze on a Cool Autumn Afternoon

‘Monkwood’ by Five Fathoms Deep – A Crisp Breeze on a Cool Autumn Afternoon

Arts, Music, Opinion October 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm Comments

Sitting cross-legged atop a rugged hill, with the Cambrian Mountains on my back and Cardigan Bay gently pulsing back and forth in front of me, one can find themselves pacing back through their past, reading theRead More