Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Book review: ‘The Book of Mirrors’ by E.O Chirovici

How would you piece together a murder? Do you trust other people’s memories? Do you trust your own? Should you? Princeton, 1987: renowned psychologist Professor Joseph Weider is brutally murdered. New York, twenty-five years later: literary agent Peter Katz receives a manuscript. Or is it a confession? Today: unearth the secrets of The Book of… Continue reading Book review: ‘The Book of Mirrors’ by E.O Chirovici

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Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Book review: ‘What Alice Knew’ by T.A Cotterell

Alice has a perfect life – a cool job, great kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; the phone rings and then goes dead; things don’t quite add up. Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be… Continue reading Book review: ‘What Alice Knew’ by T.A Cotterell

Film, Reviews

We need to let movies like ‘Udta Punjab’ fly

Its been a long time since I watched a movie that broke my heart. Bollywood movies in particular often fail to make me emotional because of their formulaic story lines, stock characters and their inability to depict a world that one can truly relate to. Hindi cinema rarely moves away from the norm: romantic or flawed heroes saving the… Continue reading We need to let movies like ‘Udta Punjab’ fly

Film, Reviews

Movie Review: Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) offers an unsettling and riveting exploration into the dark underbelly of fame, following a tenacious actor's journey to redefine genre, redefine himself and redefine what it means to be both a 'celebrity' and 'actor/actress' in Hollywood from an equally unsettling angle. ★★★★★  It is certainly humorous that in his latest release, ex-Batman star Michael… Continue reading Movie Review: Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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Stage review: Frantic Assembly’s ‘Othello’ at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.

A sound rendition of Othello cradling the dark turns of desire. ★★★★★ Frantic Assembly's revival of Othello originally adapted, directed and choreographed by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett is a gripping 21st century take interweaving gang culture influences, northern accents, contemporary costume and a pulsating music score that compliments the action to rigorous effect. The rapidly changing set is used exquisitely… Continue reading Stage review: Frantic Assembly’s ‘Othello’ at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.

Books, Reviews

Stage review: Propeller’s “The Comedy of Errors” at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

Propeller's production of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors is without a doubt, a memorable one. For a first time theatre-goer like me (I know I know, I need to get out more) it was an absolute joy to watch a text I'd been studying for my English Literature degree to suddenly come alive -… Continue reading Stage review: Propeller’s “The Comedy of Errors” at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

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Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby”: review.

  Always ahead of the times, I have finally managed to watch the film adaptation everyone has been talking about. Based on the novel that I have fallen in love with over the last three years or so, The Great Gatsby has caused a surge amongst film critics and the viewing public in general, as… Continue reading Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby”: review.