Film: Stan and Ollie

Film: Stan and Ollie

For two decades from the late 1920s to the 1940s Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were hugely successful as the world’s most famous slapstick comedy duo.  Hefty, bumbling Ollie and his little partner Stan kept the fans laughing in film after film as their well-loved...
Theatre: Our Town

Theatre: Our Town

Our Town has hit our town, and it feels a lot like most towns. Thornton Wilder’s avant-garde 1938 play relates how, in a seemingly humdrum and uneventful world, we often overlook how lucky we are to be here, and that most folk never realise it before they drop off the...
Film: If Beale Street Could Talk

Film: If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could talk is an absorbing and beautifully made film adapted from a 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name by director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight). It is a disturbingly powerful story of social justice gone wrong. Set in Harlem in the early 1970s...
Film: Capharnaum

Film: Capharnaum

At the heart of the spell-binding film Capharnaum is a street-smart 12-year-old boy scratching a living in the back alleys of Lebanon’s slums.  His name is Zain and he is played by Syrian refugee Zain Al Rafeea with a compelling sense of reality. Like the film’s...
Film: Cold Pursuit

Film: Cold Pursuit

Liam Neeson’s latest blockbuster action film Cold Pursuit follows a humble Colorado snowplow driver who throws himself into the world of brutal violence and organised crime. It is a remake of 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance  with Hans Peter Moland...
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