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Review: Grimsby – The sad decline of a once great comedian

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Grimsby is the fifth full feature film written by Sacha Baron Cohen, and the audience will find that his ridiculous style of comedy is beginning to tire. It is about a spy, played by Mark Strong, who is found by his brother, Nobby (Cohen himself), after they became separated as young children. … Read More

Spring Awakening: MT strips back and wows

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Do you remember being fifteen? Awful, wasn’t it? MT’s production of Spring Awakening revisits all the feelings of that turbulent time – confusion, boredom, anger, fear, and of course, the all-encompassing sexual frustration. Based on German playwright’s Frank Wedekind’s radical tale of the dangers of sexual repression in the nineteenth … Read More

Trumbo: Hollywood’s not so Golden Age

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Hollywood in the 1940s. Cinema’s golden age. It was the time of such famous film folk as Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, and Orson Welles. However, it was also the period of the infamous Hollywood Blacklist, a list of suspected communists working in the film industry. Finding themselves on the list resulted … Read More

Zoolander 2: Fails to be more than really, really, ridiculously, good-looking

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Fifteen years after the release of the original film in 2001, Derek Zoolander is back, and Ben Stiller follows the formula that made the first Zoolander a critical success. However, in trying too hard to outdo its predecessor, Stiller’s formula doesn’t quite work the second time around. Zoolander 2 is taken … Read More

Janis: Little Girl Blue – A worthy climax to a year of bio-docs

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We’ve had a year filled with monumental bio-docs on some of the most legendary singers including: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck; What Happened, Miss Simone; and the Academy Award Winning Amy. Now this great year for music bio-docs seems to have climaxed with the long anticipated documentary tribute to Janis Joplin; Janis: … Read More

TG Take On Love and Information

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Theatre Group made a bold move in taking on Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information. With over a hundred characters and reportedly more than sixty individual scenes and no real discernable narrative, it’s not the most accessible text to put on stage, and well, it can result in a case of … Read More

Dance Exposé Presents Seven

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The annual Dance Exposé showcase is renowned for its slick and professional finish, and this year’s edition was no different. With seven distinct acts, each covering one of the seven deadly sins, this conceptual piece was gripping from start to finish. The initial impression was powerful – with a really … Read More

Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Is Jane Austen spinning in her grave?

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It seems rather a waste of words to outline the plot of Burr Steers‘ new film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, simply because this film is really nothing more or less than what it says on the tin: it is Pride and Prejudice with zombies inserted at opportune moments. The … Read More

Hamilton: Paving the way for new musicals

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If you’re even vaguely a fan of musical theatre, the hype surrounding Broadway’s new smash hit musical Hamilton has probably reached your ears. For once, the new internet bandwagon actually deserves the praise that’s been piled upon it. With a formula that doesn’t seem like it should work, but totally … Read More

Review: Deadpool – Unapologetically meta

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Ryan Reynolds portrays the ‘Merc with the Mouth’ once again after his first outing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and it manages to right the many wrongs that movie committed. It‘s an energetic film, filled with fourth wall breaks, outrageous comedy, and takes plenty of jabs at itself, showcasing the potential of … Read More