Greg Wetherall
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Greg Wetherall is a London-based music, film and theater critic, who offers expressive, fair and objective comment on the creative arts. Previously, he had combined the demands of being a gigging musician with a career in law for over a decade. Now reformed from such a past, minus the Achilles heel of music, he is now freelancing with his film reviews site www.toomuchnoiseblog.com, and provides theater and music reviews for North London's Islington Gazette amongst others.

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Pirates of the Miscreants: Captain Phillips Is a Rollicking Ride

(0) Comments | Posted 10 October 2013 | (00:46)

It is 2009 and an American cargo ship is heading through international waters. Plain sailing? Not quite. This is a ship that will need to steer around the Horn of Africa, a notorious hotspot for knave Somali pirate boats. Based on a true story, director Paul Greengrass ably documents a...

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'Soho Cigarette' Film Review: Style Can't Keep This Cigarette Alight

(0) Comments | Posted 29 September 2013 | (14:55)

Anyone who is able to wade through the muddy waters and obstacle-strewn walkways of the film financing landscape in the modern age is evidently a resourceful, committed and pugnacious soul. They need to be. Credit must be given for this persistence in the face of close doors and unfavourable odds.

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Interview: 'The Wicker Man' Director on His Final Cut, Cursed Remakes and Not Wanting to Be Typecast

(10) Comments | Posted 21 September 2013 | (01:00)

It is 40 years since the Wicker Man first bore its indelible image of a giant burning human-shaped casket onto the retinas of cinema-goers. Now, in a new restoration and a new cut - classed emphatically as the 'final cut' - the film will once again be released theatrically.

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Sundance London: A Diary - Days Three and Four

(0) Comments | Posted 1 May 2013 | (14:30)

Seeing as Sundance is about to fade into a fond memory, it makes sense to distil the second half of the festival into one single entry.

I am sure I speak for a lot of the attendees when I state that this year's festival was a pretty much an...

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Sundance London: A Diary - Day Two

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2013 | (02:46)

The second day of Sundance brought a more limited experience for this writer (days 3 and 4 brought an abundance of panel discussions and films, so please bear with me).

Two contrasting features formed the experiences on Friday evening. On the one side, there was the stultifying and positively frightening,...

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Sundance London: A Diary - Day 1

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2013 | (18:03)

Robert Redford and his indie centric group have once again taken up residency of London's O2 for the welcome return of Sundance London.

Returning for a second year, the festival is a showcase for the best of the films from the annual and longstanding stateside version, whilst also shining some...

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Danny the Champion of the World? Boyle Sends Audiences Into a Trance

(0) Comments | Posted 27 March 2013 | (00:28)

Last year, Danny Boyle became a national hero to many in his domestic Britain after masterminding a stunning opening ceremony of the Olympics. Seemingly satisfying even the sternest of sceptics with a rabid display of flair and flamboyance, he became elevated to a hallowed level of reverence. In the weeks...

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Our Guilt and Shame Over HMV

(2) Comments | Posted 16 January 2013 | (12:11)

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"The sign of things to come? Is this the end of music on the High Street?"

I must admit, this one stings a bit. Why? Well, on a selfish level, I am an avid music and film fan. This one affects me. This...

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