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WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

1922 Netflix (available on Netflix) 1922 follows Wilfred James (an excellent Thomas Jane) who murders his wife and is dealing with the psychological effects. Though slow-moving at first, the unsettling atmosphere and growing tension forces you to keep watching. With some gory scenes and a couple of jump scares, this is a creepy watch and if […]

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NOVEMBER SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

NOVEMBER SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

AMOR **** Higher Moment / Amnesia (Night School) No real comedown from Amor, the Glasgow collection of heads whose last 12″ located its skewed piano disco halfway between the art school and Studio 54. Another two 13-minute workouts here, more fractured and distant for sure, but still blazing their excellent half-Buckfast, half-champagne path to glory. […]

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CYNAN JONES | BOOK INTERVIEW

CYNAN JONES | BOOK INTERVIEW

Welsh writer Cynan Jones came out on top at the Short Story Prize Awards in London, winning the competition with The Edge of The Shoal, the story of a man lost at sea, and the difficulties he faces as a storm hits. Beth Cruse caught up with the author. Would you say your novel discusses […]

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BATTLE OF THE SEXES | FILM PREVIEW

BATTLE OF THE SEXES | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (12A, 121 mins) A gender clash on the tennis court from 1973 proves remarkably timely and entertaining in 2017 with Steve Carell and Emma Stone effortlessly rallying against one another with crowd pleasing effect. Billie Jean King (Stone), tennis grand slam champion back in the seventies is challenged by […]

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DADDY’S HOME 2 | FILM PREVIEW

DADDY’S HOME 2 | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Sean Anders (12A 117mins) Daddy’s Home was a middling success a few years back, pairing Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell after their successful comedy outing The Other Guys. Whilst not exactly ground breaking, Daddy’s Home was a pleasant enough time-waster but hardly worthy of a follow-up. Here’s the sequel though with some brave and potentially […]

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INGRID GOES WEST | FILM PREVIEW

INGRID GOES WEST | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Matt Spicer (15 98 mins) The permanently sardonic Aubrey Plaza is on excellent form in this blackly comic tale of a social media stalker that has plenty to say about our Instagram obsessions. We are introduced to Ingrid (Plaza), a sociopath who stalks people online and turns up to a ‘friend’s’ wedding day […]

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THE GURUGU PLEDGE | BOOK REVIEW

THE GURUGU PLEDGE | BOOK REVIEW

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, trans: Jethro Soutar (And Other Stories) This award-winning book details the journey of desperate migrants from North Africa to Europe. Composed of multiple stories, the novel shares some of the histories behind their migration. The dialogue is sometimes over-explained, their stories show us the personal character of people who have fallen […]

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RECIPE: WELSH GRILLED CHEESE | FOOD FEATURE

RECIPE: WELSH GRILLED CHEESE | FOOD FEATURE

So I recently learned that the distinguishing feature of an American grilled cheese, as opposed to a British cheese toastie, is that it must be fried in butter. Having no qualms with this (surely some time spent in a hot pan swimming in butter improves anything?), I decided to try a welsh twist on an […]

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FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL | FILM PREVIEW

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Paul McGuigan (15 105 mins) A bittersweet true-life romance that pulls at the heartstrings with two wonderful central performances, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is uplifting celluloid. Adapted from Peter Turner’s memoir, we follow Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening, excellent as ever), a former Oscar-winning Hollywood star, fading in the UK, who meets aspiring […]

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JUSTICE LEAGUE | FILM PREVIEW

JUSTICE LEAGUE | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Zack Snyder/Josh Whedon (12A 130 mins) It’s the DC Comics Avengers movie with some very similar traits and characters to its Marvel counterparts. A rag-tag team of disparate super personalities assembled by a billionaire? For Robert Downey Jnr’s Tony Stark exchange Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne. Some missing crystal-type things that have to be found […]

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