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
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
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
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)
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.
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.
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.