North Wales

All North Wales related posts

 Buzz

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 […]

 Buzz

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 […]

 Buzz

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 […]

 Buzz

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, […]

 Buzz

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 […]

 Buzz

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 […]

 Buzz

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 […]

 Buzz

JOURNEYMAN | FILM PREVIEW

JOURNEYMAN | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Paddy Considine (15, 92 mins) Paddy Considine returns to the director’s chair in this boxing drama which, although well-acted, seems rather shallow in comparison to the towering Tyrannosaur, his last outing at the helm. Considine also plays the lead here, ageing boxer Matty Burton, defending his title one last time, but this time […]

 Buzz

THE CHALK MAN | BOOK REVIEW

THE CHALK MAN | BOOK REVIEW

C.J. Tudor (Michael Joseph Books) On the surface, the small market town of Alderbury, near Bournemouth, seems like a peaceful place to grow up. At least so it appears to Eddie Adams, known as Munster,and his adolescent gang, Metal Mickey, Fat Gav, Hoppo, and the lone female Nicky, where he lives with his semi-hippy parents, […]

 Buzz

THE SHAPE OF WATER | FILM PREVIEW

THE SHAPE OF WATER | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Guillermo Del Toro (15, 123 mins) Guillermo Del Toro, fantasy director extraordinaire returns with his best work since Pan’s Labyrinth, with this Cold War-era fishy love story. Sally Hawkins plays a mute worker at a secretive government facility who makes contact with a new arrival, an amphibians creature heavily based on The Creature […]

1 2 3 20