Film Review – High Rise (2015)

High Rise (2015) Director:Ben Wheatley Writers: J.G. Ballard (novel), Amy Jump Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller Run Time: 1hr 59m Reviewer: Andy Millward My son saw Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump‘s film adaptation of JG Ballard‘s...

Book Review: The Lemay Leveller

The Lemay Leveller gets its title from Lemay, the area in St Louis where Erin was living while homeless, and tracks her life from...

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...

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...

Review – People, Places and Things

People, Places and Things Headlong Theatre The Dorfman Theatre, Stage Door Avenue, London Written by: Duncan Macmillan Directed by: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom You know it's a winner when...

Film Review – Youth (2015)

Youth Director: Paolo Sorrentino  Writer: Paolo Sorrentino Starring: Micheal Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano Runtime: 124 Minutes Reviewer: Laura Shoebottom Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) is a retired...

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"...

Theatre Review – The Caretaker (Old Vic)

The Caretaker by Harold Pinter The Old Vic Theatre directed by  Matthew Warchus Reviewer: Andy Millward The new Old Vic season is in full swing, post-Spacey and in the safe hands of new...

Review – Dead Dog In A Suitcase

Dead Dog In A Suitcase (And Other Love Songs) Kneehigh Theatre Birmingham Repertory Theatre Written by Carl Grose, Music by Charles Hazelwood Directed by Mike Shepherd Reviewer: Sam Chipman Based...

Film Review – The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Black Cauldron Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich Writers: Lloyd Alexander (novel), David Jonas (story) Starring: Grant Bardsley, Freddie Jones, Susan Sheridan Runtime: 80 min Reviewer: Kyle Rees In an era where Dungeons...