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‘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

‘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

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

‘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

Johnny English Strikes Again: why everyone needs a little bit of Bof in their life

Johnny English Strikes Again: why everyone needs a little bit of Bof in their life

Arts, Film, Opinion October 27, 2018 at 10:41 pm Comments

The greatest spy to ever live, bar Austin Powers, strikes once again in the cinema to make a great trilogy of slapstick, family-friendly films that everyone enjoys. Johnny English: Strikes Again is a great example ofRead More

Far from foul and certainly fair – Macbeth review

Far from foul and certainly fair – Macbeth review

Arts, Local, Theatre October 25, 2018 at 3:03 pm Comments

What’s more to want on my Wednesday afternoon than treachery, murder and treason? Merely Theatre certainly provided all that and more with their stunning and emotional depiction of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. I have to start off byRead More

A Review of ‘A Star Is Born’

A Review of ‘A Star Is Born’

Arts, Film, Opinion October 20, 2018 at 6:25 pm Comments

Lady Gaga shines, while Cooper also shows he’s got some real talent behind the camera.   You know him as the last member standing of the Guardians of the Galaxy, or as the boring one fromRead More

Lego Movie: A love letter to a toy company

Lego Movie: A love letter to a toy company

Arts, Editors' Pick, Film, Local February 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm Comments

LET’S be honest. Most people assumed The LEGO Movie would be a lazy, juvenile, cynical cash-in. I was always hopeful for one major reason; they hired the joint writing & directing team of Phil Lord andRead More

The Hobbit Part 2 delivers an action packed Tolkien filled adventure

The Hobbit Part 2 delivers an action packed Tolkien filled adventure

Arts, Film, Local December 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm Comments

MY ANTICIPATION was high for the second instalment of the Hobbit trilogy, and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug did not disappoint. This second instalment is more fast paced and action packed than the first film inRead More

Blue Is the Warmest Colour – Cannes strikes gold

Blue Is the Warmest Colour – Cannes strikes gold

Arts, Film December 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm Comments

I NO LONGER care about the Academy Awards on 2nd March 2014. The summer Cannes Film Festival is the gold standard of films in the 21st Century. It is a stamp of approval of incomparable magnitude.Read More