Their Finest is one of a seemingly numerous number of World War 2-related films being released this year. However, it is one that takes the attention away from fighting and politics and toward the ‘ordinary’ people’s war effort. It follows Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), a one-time secretary who finds herself writing propaganda war films alongside… Continue reading Thoughts On: Their Finest
Whisper House is a refreshingly completely original musical, with a score by Duncan Sheik (whose previous works Spring Awakening and American Psycho, I’ve really enjoyed the scores for), and with a book by Kyle Jarrow, it is described as a dark and thrilling ghost story. It follows Christopher (Fisher Costello-Rose at the performance I saw), a young boy whose… Continue reading Thoughts On: Whisper House, The Other Palace
Happy Easter! No matter how you celebrate, I hope you spend this this long weekend eating chocolate and spending time with people you care about. It has been forever since I wrote a clicklist for this site, some my Easter present is a bit of a bumper version. From the Blogosphere 31 Absolutely Free Things… Continue reading Clicklist #23: Bumper Easter Edition
I’m not sure whether my thoughts on this film are really necessary, but it felt remiss to watch the Oscar-winning film without actually writing anything about it. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight is the coming-of-age story of Chiron, a young black man finding himself and his sexuality in a rough area of Miami. Told in… Continue reading Thoughts On: Moonlight
Consent is a new play by Nina Raine, who is best known for her play Tribes (though I’ve never seen any of her work). It’s the story of a group of friends, the majority of whom are lawyers, whose involvement in a particular rape case leads to their own lives becoming increasingly unstable. When I purchased tickets to Consent I… Continue reading Thoughts On: Consent, National Theatre
Disney appear to be on a bit of a mission to remake a lot of their classic films; whether this is necessary is debatable, but I did enjoy this latest outing allowing me a bit of a return to my childhood. It’s a tale as old as time, but if you need a reminder, Beauty &… Continue reading Thoughts On: Disney’s Beauty & The Beast
24 things I’d tell my 14-year-old self. On the 6th March, I turned 24. Which is a wild age to type, as I still feel about 19. 24 makes me feel very much like I’m cosily in my 20s and, somehow, ten years on from my early teens. Leave your eyebrows alone. Seriously. Step away… Continue reading 24.