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MARCH GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

MARCH GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

SEMISPHERES *** Vivid Helix, PS4 Meditative indie puzzler Semispheres utilises minimalist art, audio and mechanics in smart, unique ways to produce a strangely compelling, chilled experience. Using both sticks, players manoeuvre a pair of peculiar little orbs through increasingly complex stealth puzzles. Mechanically, it does take a little getting used to, however, the difficulty is thankfully […]

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MOTHER’S DAY THE FOODIE WAY | FOOD FEATURE

MOTHER’S DAY THE FOODIE WAY | FOOD FEATURE

Your mother’s cooked you more meals than you can remember, how good they were is a different point altogether! Now, it’s your turn to treat your Mam to the best food in Wales. From city to country to coast, John-Paul Davies suggests three unique establishments that are guaranteed to impress the number one woman in […]

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NEW 2017 | STAGE PREVIEW

NEW 2017 | STAGE PREVIEW

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff Tues 28 – Fri 31 Mar The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama bring together their Richard Burton company and four pieces of new writing in the NEW 2017 season. For the fourth year running the college’s final years, formed into the Richard Burton Company to […]

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JANE FITZ | CLUBS PREVIEW

JANE FITZ | CLUBS PREVIEW

Intrinsic @ Undertone, Cardiff Sat 25 Mar Jane Fitz seemed to emerge in the dance music press as a hyped DJ just a few years ago, but she’s actually been DJing and running nights since she set up the Peg parties in the late 90s, and has played records from New York to Bulgaria, Detroit […]

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WOW FILM FESTIVAL: BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK | FILM REVIEW

WOW FILM FESTIVAL: BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK | FILM REVIEW   The first thing you immediately notice about Anocha Suwichakornpong’s second feature, By The Time It Gets Dark, is that the film is all about the power of the image and how it an be used to explore themes of memory and identity. […]

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THE MAIAS | BOOK REVIEW

THE MAIAS | BOOK REVIEW

Eça de Queiroz (Dedalus) Like many of de Queiroz’s work, The Maias is about a family and their struggles. This time the family is told to us through three generations, just like Gilmore Girls. And just like Gilmore Girls, there’s a grandparent who thinks they know best, a lost and whimsical parent who makes mistakes in […]

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WOW FILM FESTIVAL: SHADOW WORLD | FILM REVIEW

WOW FILM FESTIVAL: SHADOW WORLD | FILM REVIEW Based on the book by Andrew Feinstein, a former member of the South African Congress who left after pleas for an investigation into the South African Arms Deal were ignored, Shadow World is a terrifying and timely expose on the global political corruption that has lead to […]

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GHOST | INTERVIEW

GHOST | INTERVIEW

Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union Sat 25 Mar “Overall, it’s supposed to be a spectacle of joy: I want people to feel joyous.” This is not, perhaps, the description of a Ghost show that the uninitiated might expect to hear, given the Satanic Swedes’ diabolic aesthetic and lyrical subject matter (sample: “This chapel of […]

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WOW FILM FESTIVAL: AMBULANCE | FILM REVIEW

WOW FILM FESTIVAL: AMBULANCE | FILM REVIEW

***** Ambulance The first film of Sunday’s edition of WOW Film Festival at Chapter this year was certainly not the easiest film to digest early on a Sunday morning. To say that Mohamed Jabaly’s documentary account of his time spent following an ambulance crew in the Gaza strip during the Israel-Gaza war of 2014 is […]

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WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

RUBBER Canal+ (available on Amazon Prime) Robert is a murderous car tyre. With aesthetically pleasing Hannibal-like camera shots, and satirically funny character lines, this movie looks like it should be an indie masterpiece. One main character, Lieutenant Chad, explains to the audience the ideas behind ‘no reason’, and then precedes to do not-quite-random actions. ‘No […]

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