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THE CRIBS | LIVE REVIEW

THE CRIBS | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Tue 16 Jan It takes something more than a little enticing to get this reviewer out of the house these days; the prospect of catching the brothers Jarman at one of Cardiff’s best venues is one of them. Arriving at the venue, scores of people are standing […]

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BEDLAM MEGA RAVE | CLUBS PREVIEW

BEDLAM MEGA RAVE | CLUBS PREVIEW

Cardiff University Students Union Fri 26 Jan Bedlam might just be the hottest ticket in Cardiff at the moment. Fresh from putting on a sold-out event with the Kurupt FM crew in October, the team is fast assembling another huge event for January – a surefire way to banish the post-Crimbo lull. And if you’re […]

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GREAZY VEGAN | FOOD NEWS

GREAZY VEGAN | FOOD NEWS

Veganism and junk food are still seen as opposites, with images of veganism still entrenched in stereotypes of soy, hummus and celery. What if we told you that you could enjoy a vegan Big Mac? Or vegan chicken wings and gravy? Thankfully, Greazy Vegan have provided a menu of “vegan junk food” to keep the […]

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THE POST | FILM PREVIEW

THE POST | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Steven  Spielberg (12A tbc mins) An awards-baiting line up if ever there was one, this Steven Spielberg drama takes a look at the uncovering of the Pentagon Papers, and teams two Oscar winners for the first time. In 1971, the female editor of The Washington Post Katharine Graham, together with executive editor Ben […]

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THIS WEEK’S FILM REVIEWS

THIS WEEK’S FILM REVIEWS

The latest releases in cinemas reviewed, by our trusted writers. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Dir: Martin McDonagh. “Strong Oscar-worthy storytelling, well executed by all involved.” Darkest Hour. Dir: Joe Wright. “Adds a touch of gloss and shine to the esteemed former Prime Minister, occasionally to nauseating results.” A Woman’s Life. Dir: Stephane Brize. “Shots […]

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DARKEST HOUR | FILM REVIEW

DARKEST HOUR | FILM REVIEW

DARKEST HOUR | FILM REVIEW *** Dir Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristen Scott Thomas, Stephen Dillane PG, 2hrs 5mins Gary Oldman’s showy yet honest, and at times forceful, depiction of Winston Churchill pilots this dramatisation of the events of Churchill’s start as Prime Minister. Winston Churchill is a figure who remains ever-present in the […]

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A WOMAN’S LIFE | FILM REVIEW

A WOMAN’S LIFE | FILM REVIEW

A WOMAN’S LIFE | FILM REVIEW *** Dir: Stéphane Brizé Starring: Judith Chemla, Yolande Moreau 12A, 1hr 56 mins A Woman’s Life shows symptoms of the main debilitating issues plaguing much modern French cinema (and British too, whilst we’re at it). It’s a certain obsession with politeness, of a cinema of small gestures and small […]

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI | FILM REVIEW

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI | FILM REVIEW

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI | FILM REVIEW **** Dir: Martin McDonagh Starring: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrellson. 15, 1hr 55 mins Frances McDormand is in superb form as a woman avenging her daughter’s death in this barnstorming neo-western from the skilled wordsmith and director Martin McDonagh. The Irish playwright and director previously brought […]

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PARAMORE | LIVE REVIEW

PARAMORE | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Thurs 11 Jan Paramore in 2018 is a very different beast to the robust pop-punk foursome who burst into the mainstream a decade ago. The rainbow of emo haircuts are long gone, the lineup has shrunk and expanded again, and the punchy rock guitar that punctuated Riot! […]

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JULIE ANN SHERIDAN: SYMBIOSIS: LICHEN, SMALL BUT CRITICAL | ART PREVIEW

JULIE ANN SHERIDAN: SYMBIOSIS: LICHEN, SMALL BUT CRITICAL | ART PREVIEW

Oriel Yr Add Gallery, National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire Sat 20 Jan -Tue 20 Mar This two-month long exhibition by Julie Ann Sheridan, a painter from Llangadog in Carmarthenshire, is a collection of large acrylic abstracts that were inspired by the lichens within the National Botanic Gardens (where this exhibition is on display). Sheridan’s previous work […]