Thursday, April 27, 2017

Theatre Review: Amadeus (National Theatre)

Amadeus By Peter Shaffer National TheatreReviewer: Andy Millward Taking on a production of the late and great Peter Schaffer‘s masterpiece Amadeus is an act of bravado, not something to be...

Film review: Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester by the Sea (2016) Director: Kenneth Lonergan Writer: Kenneth Lonergan Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler Runtime: 137 min I knew nothing about Manchester by the Sea when my friend booked...

Theatre Review: Julius Caesar (Donmar at Kings Cross)

Julius Caesar Donmar King's Boulevard, Kings Cross Reviewer: Andy Millward There were many firsts in Phillida Lloyd's adventurous production of Julius Caesar, part of an interesting and contrasting...

Film Review – Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) Director: David Yates Writer: J.K. Rowling Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol Runtime: 133 min Reviewer: Andy Millward Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (henceforth Fantastic Beasts...)...

Villeneuve in Retrospect – Prisoners

Prisoners (2013) Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Written by: Aaron Guzikowski Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano Run Time: 153...

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:...

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...

Film Review – Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange (2016) Directed by: Scott Derrickson Written by: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton  Reviewer: Stephen...

Restaurant review: Sutton & Sons, Stoke Newington

There's a new kid in town in the East London fish and chip market. Everyone is raving about Salt & Vinegar, so my sources tell...

Restaurant Review: Rivington Bar & Grill, Shoreditch

Rivington Bar & Grill, Shoreditch British pub-style grub and regional specials in informal modern dining room. Weekend brunch in the gentrified East End has become an institution, an...