Review: Into the Woods

The challenge of adapting any stage musical to film is a significant one. This is obviously true for a well-known hit such as Les Miserables¸ but even a relative rarity such as Into The Woods – a Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine creation from the 80s – comes with its own set of challenges: not least how […]

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Anti-Pick of the Week: Geordie Shore

I’m somewhat late to the Geordie Shore party. Hailing from the region myself, throughout my school years I miraculously managed to avoid the Tuesday night MTV mush that so many of my peers watched and discussed. I didn’t know who Charlotte was or why my friends were so excited about seeing her in our local […]

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Review: Birdman

It’s hard to approach a film that has been unanimously lauded for “changing cinema” with an objective and fresh perspective, and even harder when you remember that it’s spearheaded by one of the greatest living directors cinema has to offer. But, leaving the screening, I can only bask in the magnificent aftertaste Alejandro González Iñárritu […]

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Anti-pick of the week: Benidorm

Predictable, boring, offensive and most of all, not funny, Benidorm’s seventh series premiere left me completely unimpressed. For those of you lucky enough to have not heard of the show, Benidorm follows several holiday-goers on their sun, sex and stupid stay in an all-inclusive resort hotel in the Spanish tourist city of Benidorm.

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