Tag : Joe Scott

Debate: Were the cast of Hamilton right to call out Mike Pence?

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In a story that made headlines and prompted an angry diatribe of tweets from the President-Elect Donald Trump, a couple of weeks ago the cast of Hamilton on Broadway, upon learning Mike Pence was amongst the audience, addressed him publicly at the end of the show to call out his … Read More

Review: Arrival – a melancholy must-see

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Arrival is the film of intelligence and emotional depth which Independence Day decided to forgo, in favour of patriotic flag-waving and Will Smith punching aliens. Both films begin with a mysterious collection of alien spacecraft appearing in various locations across the globe. However, instead of calling up Mr Smith and … Read More

Orchestral Horror in Hyde Park

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This Halloween season, Hyde Park Picture House played host for two sold out screenings of 2014 horror film It Follows, with a live orchestra thrown in for good measure. The event was organised by Red Bull Music Academy, whose alumni Emma-Jane Thackray conducted the eight musicians that took to the … Read More

Andrea Arnold & Ken Loach: Re-vitalising Cinema

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With the recent releases of both American Honey and I, Daniel Blake, In The Middle takes a closer look at two of Britain‘s finest filmmakers… Andrea Arnold is one of the most celebrated British filmmakers working today, yet she is still little known amongst film fans. A serial prize winner … Read More

‘The Beatles: The Touring Years’ Review – still manages to be fresh

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The first question that is inevitably asked about a new Beatles documentary is whether or not it can say anything fresh about such a well-known story. By deciding to focus on The Beatles’ touring years (1962-1966), Ron Howard is able to marshal famous interviews alongside previously unseen footage to give … Read More

Hunt For The Wilderpeople Review – An underappreciated gem

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Ask your average person what they know about New Zealand and they will invariably mention the use of its landscapes for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy; the opening shot of Hunt for the Wilderpeople makes it clear that Peter Jackson and co. barely scratched the surface of the … Read More