Film Review – The Girl on the Train (2016)

The Girl on the Train (2016) Directed by:  Tate Taylor Written by: Erin Cressida Wilson Starring: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans Runtime: 1h 52min Reviewer:...

Daily Spectacle Christmas television guide

The endless re-runs of classics like Miracle on 34th Street, numerous adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and the various programs lining up their Christmas specials in...

TV Review – American Horror Story: Hotel

Another anthology of American Horror Story has drawn to a close and I for one have been left puzzled. This season is darker and...

The Importance of Music Education in Schools

The Ofsted report into music education in schools in the United Kingdom, published November 2013, reported that good music education “reaches only a minority...

TV Review – The Night Manager

The Night Manager Writer: David Farr and John Le Carrè  Original novel: John Le Carrè Director: Susanne Bier Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom When hotel night manager Jonathon Pine discovers one...

Film Review – Denial (2016)

Denial (2016) Director: Mick Jackson Writers: David Hare (screenplay), Deborah Lipstadt (based on the book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier"...

Shadowhunters renewed for a second season

Despite doubts over the quality of Shadowhunters thus far, Freeform announced on the 14th March it would be renewing the show for a second...
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Film Review – Lady Bird (2018)

Lady Bird Written and directed by: Greta Gerwig Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in...

TV Review – Limitless

Neuroenhancers have so much potential but Limitless wastes it with procedural afterthoughts. You’ll probably recognise the name of this show and the story concept from...

Film review: The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant (2015) Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Writers: Mark L. Smith (screenplay), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay) Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter Runtime: 156 min Reviewer: Andy Millward   I’ve got a new smart TV with home cinema sound...