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THE GREAT WALL | FILM PREVIEW

THE GREAT WALL | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Zhang Yimou (12A, 106 mins) The Great Wall of China, an iconic structure commonly believed to be visible from space, and in this ludicrous but enjoyable fantasy from Hero director, Zhang Yimou, it was built to keep monsters out. The most expensive movie ever made in China, The Great Wall follows mercenaries Matt Damon and […]

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THE HANDSOME FAMILY | INTERVIEW

THE HANDSOME FAMILY | INTERVIEW

Zoe Brookes speaks with alternative country duo The Handsome Family’s Rennie Sparks about True Detective, writing music with her husband, and Donald Trump. When did you and Brett first meet, and when did you start writing music together? We met in college, in New York. I think it was 1986 – and from the day […]

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HIDDEN FIGURES | FILM PREVIEW

HIDDEN FIGURES | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Theodore Melfi (12A, 127 mins) The untold true story of the black women behind NASA’s race into space is stirringly told in this excellent drama, anchored in its central trio of actors. Back in the 1960s, America was still divided by colour and gender, women were there to make coffee and run errands […]

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JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 | FILM PREVIEW

JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Chad Stahelski (15, 90 mins) After the surprise success of John Wick, a testosterone boost to the creaky B-movie action genre Liam Neeson seemed to dominate for years, Keanu Reeves returns as the gun-fu expert and assassin…expect a high body count. John Wick, although formulaic, had some incredibly crafted stunts thanks to the […]

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WASTE NOT! WANT NOT! | ART PREVIEW

WASTE NOT! WANT NOT! | ART PREVIEW

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Until Mar 5 Recycling is without a doubt an important tool in the fight against humanity’s destruction of the Earth. Waste is not only a reckless use of our planet’s dwindling resources, but it also has a devastating impact on our wildlife, environment, and daily lives. Although some still refuse to […]

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SUBMERGE PRESENTS CONTACT | CLUBS PREVIEW

SUBMERGE PRESENTS CONTACT | CLUBS PREVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Fri 17 Feb After three years running nights in Cardiff that feature high quality headliners big and small from the world of dubstep and grime, Submerge deserve a lot of credit. Their first party of 2017 brings together three DJs for their most daring event yet – also a link-up with […]

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PAUL FOOT | INTERVIEW

PAUL FOOT | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with surreal comedy master Paul Foot about his latest tour, where he gets his ideas from, and surrealism. “I saw a piglet, and I thought it was a pity she were a piglet and not a person. People have slightly better lives than piglets do. All that mud. I can’t bear […]

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GRUB IS IN THE AIR | FOOD FEATURE

GRUB IS IN THE AIR | FOOD FEATURE

The much anticipated and dreaded Saint Valentine’s day is once again on the horizon. Whether you’re spending it alone or with your significant other, look no further, for Emma Harris has assembled the ultimate list of Cardiffian alternatives for Tue 14 Feb – without a Care Bear in sight.   Be A Snaffling Pig at […]

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BUSTED | LIVE REVIEW

BUSTED | LIVE REVIEW   Newport Centre, Thurs 9 Feb Noughties pop-rock trio James, Matt and Charlie announced early in 2016 that they were reuniting, to the delight of the inner teenager inside all of us late-20s/early-30s fan girls. A packed Newport Centre welcomed in an old and new generation of excited fans. Not to […]

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KRS-ONE | LIVE REVIEW

KRS-ONE | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 9 Feb A hugely anticipated hip-hop event took place in Cardiff last week as KRS-One – aka The Blastmaster or Teacha – found himself in Wales for the first time. It became evident by the demographic of the crowd that KRS-One’s performance had been awaited […]