Review: Kingsman & Ex Machina

As promised, new reviews! Inherent Vice should be coming soon, and Selma in the next two weeks (When it’s finally released. Grumblegrumblegrumble). I’m going with two in one for reasons that will shortly become apparent. They’re both incredibly different films, and this is by no means a side-by-side thing. It’d be unfair to compare them, […]

Editorial: Theatre And Film

It’s been a bit of a break since the last one, I will admit. This year hasn’t been overly frustrating yet, I’m sure you’ll notice here when it does. The film release schedule has been pretty hectic, though. Everything is being released all at once just to make sure they have an Oscar shot. Between […]

Cadbury('s) Creme Egg

The Cadbury’s Creme Egg Swindle (or Much Ado About Nothing)

The creation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights was a huge step forward in the development of society. Within its 30 articles are basic definitions of the things that the new and enlightened post-war world deemed to be essential for our progression through life. It flows from recognition as a person to freedom of movement; […]

Review: Whiplash

Overview: Once again, we’re going to be away from the format. Much like Foxcatcher, this film really isn’t all it seems. It does star “…Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz (J. K. Simmons)”. […]

Review: Mockingjay – Part 1

The third instalment of The Hunger Games takes place immediately after the end of Catching Fire, with Katniss having escaped the arena, but with Peeta and Johanna left find as captives in the Capitol and District 12 razed to the ground, Katniss finds herself becoming the unwilling face of the revolution as the Mockingjay. In the tried […]

Review: Foxcatcher

Overview: “Foxcatcher is a 2014 American biographical true crime drama film produced and directed by Bennett Miller. Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, the film stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Vanessa Redgrave. It is based on the true events surrounding John du Pont’s efforts in hiring the Schultz brothers to […]

Review: Turn – Washington’s Spies

The short version: An interesting premise using fantastic talent, excellent costume and setting, let down a little by it’s historical inaccuracies. And the fact spies are kind of uninteresting without gadgets. The Long Version The Overview: Turn – Washington’s Spies  is a period drama based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s […]

Hungover in the North – Rebels’ Smokehouse

It is always a joy, when hungover in an unfamiliar land, that by accident you come across a smokehouse. Few foods are as competent at kicking a hangover into touch quite like BBQ. So it was with absolute joy that we walked into Rebels’ Smokehouse on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon. The first standout […]

The McRib is Back

The McRib – time for the UK to join the US cult

McDonald’s are a scary machine of a company. All around the world, they pump out burgers and fries to the masses for cheap, producing consistent products that, despite their many detractors, taste good. Not amazing, not impressive and not great, just good. And they should be good, McDonald’s have spent huge amounts of cash on […]