Zach Mayford, Print Arts and Lit editor, reviews the various events of Poltimore Festival.
Alexia Oerter reviews the new feature, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile and reflects on Efron’s twistedly effective performance.
Amelia Chisholm does some digging on Detective Pikachu, to solve if it really is the very best there ever was.
I began watching Dead to Me on Netflix on Saturday night and despite the fact I had an exam on the Tuesday afternoon, I had finished it by Sunday morning. The balance achieved between the very real and traumatic loss of Jen’s husband, Nick, and the easy watching aspects of the series that Netflix was trying to […]
Shotgun Theatre’s performance of Spring Awakening is nothing short of overflowing with talent, and I feel genuinely privileged to have seen it. Set in 1890s Germany, Spring Awakening is a rock musical which tells the story of a group of schoolchildren as they encounter life’s hurdles on their journey into adulthood, from wet dreams to […]
Following up from his stylish horror homage It Follows, David Robert Mitchell has attempted to transition into the neo-noir space with his latest LA-set pastiche Under the Silver Lake. After a year spent in post-production turmoil from a lukewarm Cannes screening, the film has been quietly dropped on MUBI’s streaming service day and date with its UK cinema […]
This year’s Footlights Northcott offering is a production of the one and only Oklahoma. With music and libretto by the ineffable Rodgers and Hammerstein, for years the show has been a complete critical and commercial success. Footlights’ offering is certainly a success, even if it is so with some hesitation. The tale is old as […]
Like the cyborgs that inhabit its glossy, commercialised metropolis, Alita: Battle Angel often feels stitched together from a scrapheap of genres and concepts. Far from a well-oiled machine, the film suffers greatly from the clashing methodologies of its two prominent filmmakers. Between the spectacle-driven James Cameron and the economical Robert Rodriguez, there is a war of function […]
A wet and dreary evening set the scene for ShakeSoc’s opening night of ‘Doctor Faustus’, performed in the Chapter House at Exeter Cathedral. Its most impressive selling point, that the stage would be enveloped in the warm hue of candlelight, proved ironic when discovering that this part of the cathedral underwent severe fire damage in […]
One doesn’t need to look hard to notice that the cinematic landscape has evolved in the past couple of decades. Whilst Disney – and by extension Marvel – currently dominate the box office with superhero bonanzas, it wasn’t long ago that comparatively unconventional lower-budget fare was electrifying audiences in a largely similar fashion. Released at […]