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Review: MT’s Dogfight – A strong finale to a successful year

2 years ago / 0 comments

MT brings us its fourth show of the year, this time in the form of relatively new musical, “Dogfight”, based on the 1991 film of the same name. Set in 1963 in the midst of the Vietnam War, the story follows a group of marines on their final night in … Read More

Review: Hardcore Henry – Offensively bad

2 years ago / 0 comments

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a director experimenting with new techniques to better convey their artistic vision. Shot entirely from a first-person perspective, Hardcore Henry makes its unique selling point clear from the start. Unfortunately, it never really amounts to much more than a gimmick. The plot reluctantly follows … Read More

Acer Chromebook Review and Chrome OS impressions

2 years ago / 61 comments

I’ve got to admit, at first, I was a bit sceptical at the idea of having a completely web powered notepad but my first few hours with the chromebook have swayed me. As this is my first chromebook review, I’ll give my general impressions of the laptop’s build and then … Read More

Midnight Special – A sci-fi road movie

2 years ago / 0 comments

Two men, a little boy, a car and the night are the main elements Midnight Special starts its journey with. It opens with a few road movie clichés: a car, the road and its passengers escaping or heading somewhere. However, Midnight Special, as its title indicates, is special, and the … Read More

Review: The Jungle Book – A treat for all senses

2 years ago / 143 comments

Everyone is familiar with the 1967 animation, so this new version of The Jungle Book had a lot to live up to. Those who were concerned need not have worried, though, because this film definitely delivers, in a big way. Directed by Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame, it gives new life to … Read More

Review: TG's Rumours – Delightfully absurd

2 years ago / 0 comments

Wealthy people, we love to laugh at them. Even Molière would fill his farces with well-to-do characters. Rumours, put on by LUU Theatre Group continues in this long tradition. Add to the mixture a politician and you get an explosive mix of potential comedy gold. While this potential wasn’t always met, some brilliant … Read More

Captain America: Civil War – A near-perfect follow-up

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Russo brothers return for a fantastic follow-up to the success of Captain America: Winter Soldier. Following on from the events of the previous film and Avengers: Age of Ultron, we see Cap and Iron Man take opposite sides of a debate surrounding the monitoring and oversight of the Avengers. Iron … Read More

Platform 3: PROD – Tangibly engaging

2 years ago / 0 comments

You’d be forgiven for having never heard of La Bohème, the abandoned nightclub looming in the depths of a city centre side street. Several people are to be seen peering in through darkened windows, double-checking their phones to make sure they have the correct address. It’s an unlikely setting for … Read More

Eddie the Eagle: A loveable underdog story that will make you embrace cliché

2 years ago / 16 comments

They say that Britain loves an underdog. This couldn’t be truer of Eddie the Eagle – both the film and the man it’s based on. The real life Eddie shot to fame after placing last in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Ski jumping event. As the only British competitor and … Read More

Review: Eye In The Sky – Vital viewing for today's world

2 years ago / 0 comments

Eye in the Sky, which arrived in cinemas earlier this month, is a profound and chilling piece of cinema directed by Gavin Hood, concerning the all too familiar struggles of decision-making – both politically and militarily – on the current geopolitical landscape, as well as the controversial matter of drone strikes. With … Read More