features

Film: Virtual piece of the action

Published: April 12, 2018
Written by Rita Di Santo

Ready Player One, Director:  Steven Spielberg. The year is 2045. Columbus, Ohio has been reduced to a grim dystopia. The United States has gone through drought, the impact of which …

Film: Some dead ends

Published: April 9, 2018
Written by Patrick Mulcahy

Ghost Stories, Director: Andy Nyman, Jeremy Dyson A British horror film without a woman in peril in sight! But then Ghost Storiesis not a proper horror film, rather a bunch …

Theatre: Love blossoms behind bars

Published: March 31, 2018
Written by William Russell

Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory, London. This Kiss of the Spider Woman is not the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical but a new version by Jose …

Film: Risky business outside the system

Published: March 28, 2018
Written by Patrick Mulcahy

Unsane, Director: Steven Soderbergh. You don’t go to a Steven Soderbergh movie expecting uplifting love stories and the triumph of the human spirit. His films are for the most part …

Film: Canine feature of flamboyance

Published: March 28, 2018
Written by Rita Di Santo

Isle Of Dogs, Director: Wes Anderson. Wes Anderson’s heart-breaking, stop-motion feature Isle of Dogs is set 20 years in the future, where the corrupt mayor of Japanese metropolis, Megasaki, has …

Vlad the Impaler and his useful idiots

Published: March 17, 2018
Written by Mike Parker

As Chris Proctor asked recently: is there such a thing as a good Russian? Well, yes, of course there is. You might find one in some now-outlawed human rights organisation …

Theatre: Loss, heartbreak and reconciliation

Published: March 17, 2018
Written by William Russell

Returning to Haifa, The Finborough Theatre, London.  In 1948, after the British left Palestine, the Israelis embarked on the seizure of Palestinian and Arab villages. Among the displaced were Said …

Cabaret: Trucker in a tight fit

Published: March 11, 2018
Written by Cary Gee

Dina Martina: Creme de la Dregs Soho Theatre, London Looking like a trucker who has been poured into a mini dress and forgotten to say ‘when’, Dina Martina would be …