UK Review

Film Reviews: The Dressmaker - Love - Gueros - A Nazi Legacy - Hand Gestures

Clive Botting | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'The Dressmaker' slips in the heat of the Australian day...

Jeanette Winterson Rewrites 'The Winter's Tale'

Alex Klineberg | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alex Klineberg

The Gap Of Time is Jeanette Winterson's 'cover version' of The Winter's Tale. In sympathy with Shakespeare's approach to source material, she gives it a considerable makeover.

Why the Suffragette Movie Has Failed

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I don't think women are being roused to stand up against oppression at all. The film ends by saying, well look what a good place we are in now compared to countries like Saudi Arabia, look how far we've come. Thank God those women did what they did so we could have the vote today. This is not good enough.

Strictly Come Dancing - Halloween

Gill Alexander | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

Kirsty and Brendan danced the Charleston to 'Bad Romance' by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox; it was pretty much as bad as anything I have seen on a dance floor, and I speak as a woman who learned Irish dancing with a boy called Adrian who had a club foot.

Foragers & Chopsticks: Lunch At Flat Three Restaurant, Holland Park, London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

As I ventured through an understated doorway on Holland Park Avenue, and downstairs to the restaurant, I wasn't sure what to expect. The room I entered was a sophisticated basement - simple décor, elegant table settings and glassware all working with the original structure of the room.

Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Landor Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I didn't realise at the time, but Thoroughly Modern Millie seems to be a somewhat of a divisive show amongst critics. Some can't see past it's over-the-top exterior, and some love it for that very same reason. I can safely say that I'm from the latter way of thinking.

Tame Impala's 'Currents' - A Contemporary Psychedelic Heartbreak

Cohan Chew | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

Tame Impala's 2012 debut album, Lonerism, was a modernized psychedelic infusion of experimental prog rock and 60's emulation. Elephant captured their unique sound and remains the Australian band's biggest hit. The band has now returned with their second studio album, Currents.

That Summer Spa... Penny Hill Park, an Exclusive Hotel and Spa, Bagshot, Surrey.

Gina Lyons | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

The thing is with London finally getting some sun, is that most spas are all very inside-y. We wanted to enjoy the sun and not be kept in whilst still swimming in the heat. Unless you are prepared to go abroad, this is a big ask. Luckily, the spa we chose was perfect for those sunny days.

Britain's Got Talent 2015 Audition Show One

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

The show that has broken records around the world is back, and with it let's welcome back Simon, Alesha, David and Amanda. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to series nine of Britain's Got Talent. 

Cheat Meal: Meat Comas and No Regrets at CUT

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

As much as I genuinely enjoy broccoli, eating clean and staying lean, I also love ice cream, cheese and cupcakes. One of the ways I stay on the straight and narrow is to treat myself to a cheat meal about once a month.

The Ordinary Man's Restaurant Review Series: The Summerhouse London

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tarun Sakhrani

We are now trending into the bizarre. Are you really expecting us to eat a full breakfast and then order a rack of lamb or a beef fillet after that, we wonder... Never mind the fuss anymore, we just decided to go with what was available and order off the breakfast menu.

Images: 20 Years, Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia, Flamenco Festival 2015

Carole Edrich | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Carole Edrich

Flamenco at its best communicates at both visceral and intellectual levels. Good flamenco holds me despite obstructions and irrespective of where I sit. It transports me or absorbs me totally.

Bristol's Fog Bridge - With Fujiko Nakaya

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Amelia Carruthers

Fujiko Nakaya is a Japanese artist (born in 1933), whose "fog sculptures" represent the culmination of her life long collaborations with nature.

The Sweet Sound of 'She Loves Me'

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The show revolves around a little shop in Budapest and two of its employees. Despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, through lonely hearts ads they unknowingly become each other's anonymous pen pals and a world of witty romance evolves.

Birdman - A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel) and starring Michael Keaton; Birdman is a black comedy that tells the story of a man's battle with his ego, and his quest for acceptance and notoriety. It explores the fragility of one's mind, and the idea of 'celebrity' and Hollywood, and the significance that each play in today's fame-obsessed society.

Review: Grimm Tales for Young and Old, The Bargehouse, London

Peter Yeung | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

The niche that Grimm Tales is aiming for is not easily achieved - open for the above eights, but also entertaining for adults - and perhaps this is the production's downfall. At times, the script is tickling and enjoyable, yet at other moments it is glaringly poor and simplistic, whereas, when taken as a whole, the evening is of somewhat formulaic fantasy...

Live Review: Mac DeMarco, The Forum, London

Peter Yeung | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

By the end of Mac DeMarco's largest ever London show - at Kentish Town's sold-out, 2,350-capacity venue, The Forum - he is topless, only wearing one shoe, and wildly playing a rendition of Metallica's Enter Sandman, to an ecstatic crowd (though, there were a few bewildered audience members)...

Live Review: Savages & Bo Ningen - 'Words to the Blind', Oval Space

Peter Yeung | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

For two of the most visceral, invigorating, and progressive bands in the country - both based in the supposed creative capital that is east London - to be taking inspiration from a movement started a century ago, is perhaps a little jarring.

London Film Festival 2014 Round-up: Décor, Night Bus and The Immortalists.

Peter Yeung | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

The 58th London Film Festival brought us a plethora of début gems and world premières, exploring the ebbs and flows of life. Here we take a look at some of the lesser-known highlights, and the fresh perspectives that they offer.

The Babadook (Film Review)

Chris Saunders | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

This could be the biggest revelation in Australian horror since... well, ever. One of those rare films that burrows under your skin and leaves an impression for a long time after the credits roll, it has been generating overwhelmingly positive critical reviews since its worldwide debut at the Sundance Film Festival where it won Best Actor, Actress, Screenplay and Feature.

'Urinetown' Delivers Toilet Humour

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

At the beginning of Urinetown, you are told that this isn't your typical musical, and they're not kidding. After a three year run on Broadway, this unconventional toilet-based musical has arrived at the Apollo theatre; bringing it's host of odd characters and even odder storyline along with it.

'Damn Yankees' Hit it Out of the Park

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

If you go down to Clapham North today, you're sure of a big surprise: in the form of multi Tony award winning musical, Damn Yankees. A show packed full of certifiable Broadway classics including "Whatever Lola Wants", "Heart" and "Six Months Out of Every Year".

A Most Wanted Man - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Before the halfway mark, I considered leaving A Most Wanted Man, Anton Corbijn's tortuous, leaden, almost event-free version of John le Carre's novel. But no, I thought.

'The Hundred-Foot Journey': A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

The Hundred-Foot Journey is a wonderful film, and a treat for both your tummy and your eyes. Produced by the screen gods that are Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, it was never going to be a disaster.

The X Factor 2014 Audition Show Six

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Essex finally landed tonight in the shape of Lottie Lou, thankfully for all our ears, it didn't last long. The same applied to Carly Cunningham. Deary, deary me, where is the talent? This was painful and crowd made themselves heard.