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I, TONYA | FILM PREVIEW

I, TONYA | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Craig Gillespie (15, 120 mins) A superbly visual, funny, moving and thrilling retelling of champion ice skater Tonya Harding’s life. Told by three very unreliable narrators, I Tonya, does a cinematic triple axel. Margot Robbie stars as Tonya Harding, a ‘white trash’ ice skater pushed by a ruthless mother from hell (an Oscar-worthy […]

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CRICKHOWELL WALKING FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

CRICKHOWELL WALKING FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

It’s time to get your boots on – Crickhowell’s Walking Festival is back for its annual tour around Crickhowell and the Black Mountains. Spanning over 9 days, an impressive 95 walks are available to fitness freaks and casual strollers alike, with distances ranging from two miles to 20. In order to help you choose, you […]

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VERB T & PITCH 92 | CLUBS PREVIEW

VERB T & PITCH 92 | CLUBS PREVIEW

The Queens Hall, Narberth Fri 23 Feb This New Year’s Day, as the Buzz Clubs page sprawled corpulently on its new DFS sofa, it reached for another leftover vol-au-vent from the previous night’s festivities and contemplated a few resolutions for 2018. One of them was to start throwing a light on some of the events […]

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DARK RIVER | FILM PREVIEW

DARK RIVER | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Clio Barnard (15, 98 mins) The latest film from writer/director Clio Barnard who brought us the excellent The Selfish Giant is another foray into well-observed British misery. Ruth Wilson stars as Alice, returning home to the farm she grew up on with her brother Joe, played by Adam Stanley. Abused by her father (Sean […]

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FEBRUARY GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

FEBRUARY GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

PAPERS, PLEASE **** Lucas Pope, PC Indie developer Lucas Pope’s dystopian border control puzzle thriller is a lot more fun than it sounds. You play a border force officer responsible for checking who’s allowed into your Eastern Bloc style nation. Essentially, you have to choose who to allow in and who to refuse entry to, […]

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SWEET DAYS OF DISCIPLINE | BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DAYS OF DISCIPLINE | BOOK REVIEW

Fleur Jaeggy, Trans: Tim Parks (And Other Stories) Sometimes less really is more, and Fleur Jaeggy’s novel, Sweet Days of Discipline exemplifies this. Though it’s a considerably short piece by usual standards (weighing in at just 101 pages), the story is narrated extremely well within this space. The precision with which Jaeggy writes allows the story to be this […]

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GLENN MAINWARING: WHO DARES WINS | INTERVIEW

GLENN MAINWARING: WHO DARES WINS | INTERVIEW

The new series of Channel 4’s hit reality show SAS: Who Dares Wins is available now on TV and All4 – Buzz caught up with Glenn Mainwaring, one of its stars, a Rhonda boy who endured a difficult time coming out in the Valleys but has since gone on to great success. What inspired you to […]

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MARTIN AND ELIZA CARTHY | LIVE PREVIEW

MARTIN AND ELIZA CARTHY | LIVE PREVIEW

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, Tue 21 Feb; Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells, Wed 22 Feb Legendary ballad singer and guitarist Martin Carthy and his two-times Mercury nominee daughter Eliza perform material from their first joint album, 2014’s Moral Of The Elephant. Martin has more than 40 albums under his belt, and his settings of traditional songs […]

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LADY BIRD | FILM PREVIEW

LADY BIRD | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Greta Gerwig (15, 94 mins) Indie darling Greta Gerwig, superb in films like Mistress America, Frances Ha and 20th Century Women, goes behind the camera to write and direct this brilliantly observed coming-of-age story. Saoirse Ronan plays Christine, who wants to be known as Lady Bird, a girl about to go away to college […]

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FEBRUARY SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

FEBRUARY SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

GLASS MOUNTAIN *** Wow & Flutter (Hide & Seek) The followup to the Bradford four piece’s debut album feels quite similar, with weary melancholic refrains and spacious arrangements that carry the emotional peaks and troughs of Sigur Rós or Morrissey. Yet for all their capacity, these songs aren’t particularly memorable and perhaps signify the necessity […]

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