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WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

ELECTRIC DREAMS Channel 4 (available on 4OD) Everyone knows Philip K. Dick. Even if you think you don’t, you do.  His haunting dystopian tales have been translated into films and television shows, including Blade Runner, Total Recall and The Man in the High Castle. Quite some pedigree. So it’s perhaps surprising that it’s taken till now […]

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THE LIME TREE | BOOK REVIEW

THE LIME TREE | BOOK REVIEW

César Aira, trans: Chris Andrews (And Other Stories) Although the narrator is not explicitly declared to be César Aira, The Lime Tree certainly seems to be a fictionalised autobiography of the Argentinian author. Set in Aira’s hometown of Coronel Pringles, the book narrates many childhood incidents. The nature of memory, how thoughts link and how they make […]

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DECEMBER GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

DECEMBER GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY ***** Nintendo, Nintendo Switch For a game that encourages exploration, Super Mario Odyssey sure is infuriating. Some parts will drive you mad whilst others will make you punch the air with some of the finest platforming ever seen in 30 years of Mario.  But this weakness may just be its greatest strength, for […]

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TENBY BOXING DAY SWIM | ROUND UP

TENBY BOXING DAY SWIM | ROUND UP

Swap leftovers for lengths this Boxing Day, joining hundreds who will brave the ice-cold conditions to swim across the shores of North Beach in Tenby for the 47th time, all in the name of charity. The legendary Tenby Boxing Day Swim is a key date on the festive calendar for locals and a source of […]

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WELSH SPORT IN REVIEW | SPORTS FEATURE

WELSH SPORT IN REVIEW | SPORTS FEATURE

It only seems like yesterday that we were barely waiting for the Six Nations to start, and yet now it is December, bringing with it a time of merriment, frost and reflection. Football Fresh off an impressive run at Euro 2016, expectations were understandably high for Wales’s team to reach their first World Cup in […]

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MOLLY’S GAME | FILM PREVIEW

MOLLY’S GAME | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Aaron Sorkin (15 140 mins) A dazzlingly verbose script propels writer Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut. No stranger to dialogue after penning The West Wing, The Social Network and Steve Jobs, Sorkin finds a perfect actor to channel his complex, meaty scripts in Jessica Chastain. She plays Molly Bloom, an Olympic skier who, following an […]

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2018 PREVIEW | FILM FEATURE

2018 PREVIEW | FILM FEATURE

More superheroes, more Star Wars and more diversity, let’s hope that 2018 proves to have a bumper crop of celluloid…these should be movies to watch out for… THE SHAPE OF WATER – Guillermo del Toro’s latest monster movie romance has been wowing festival crowds with Sally Hawkins superb as a loner stumbling upon a government experiment […]

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ONES TO WATCH: STAGE | FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: STAGE | FEATURE

Ones to Watch: Stage Compiled by Claudia Rutherford and Chris Williams Common Wealth Rising in popularity, the Common Wealth theatre company pursue an ambition in voicing the struggles of working-class people. The company’s core project is to produce art that communicates the real concerns of everyday people, and in a post-Grenfell Britain, their work could […]

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JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE | FILM PREVIEW

JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Jake Kasdan (12A 105 mins) A puzzlingly unnecessary retread of the 1995 family film starring Robin Williams about an enchanted boardgame, but this time with more Rock. Alas thanks to society moving forward, it’s not an enchanted boardgame, but an old videogame that embroils four teenagers in a jungle world. They are turned […]

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ONES TO WATCH: FILM | FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: FILM | FEATURE

Ones To Watch: Film Compiled by Fedor Tot Snowcat Cinema Having recently programmed a number of films at Penarth Pier Pavilion, Snowcat Cinema are a pop-up cinema aiming to proselytise for cult classics and the undiscovered gems out there. Their Dec 5th screening of Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes, a documentary on Chris Morris’ […]