Pain & Glory – Pride Month Retrospective

https://youtu.be/pEjFOkCKb3g Written & Directed by Pedro Almodóvar ★★★★ There’s growth all around “Pain & Glory” (2019), personal, universal, and out with the film itself, and while there is an overarching narrative, Pedro Almodóvar’s film is as equally about his self journey as it is Salvador Mallo’s back and forth throughout life. A story of pleasure, it … Continue reading Pain & Glory – Pride Month Retrospective

Birdsong – King’s Theatre

Written by Sebastian Faulks, Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff Directed by Alistair Whatley & Charlotte Peters ★★★★★ “Never again”; the imperative words uttered regarding the First World War. Yet, in the darkest moments of human history, we find an enticing light to the subject. Whether it be through respect, education or simply guilt, the lessons we … Continue reading Birdsong – King’s Theatre

Lauren Turner: Play On – Broadway Records

★★ For near-on over a decade, Texan vocalist Lauren Turner has been a crowd favourite across the Cabaret haunts of New York City. Featuring five of Turner’s memorable song choices from her childhood and cabaret career, Play On is a demonstration of which tunes led her down the path to the woman she is today. With a … Continue reading Lauren Turner: Play On – Broadway Records

A Whisker Away – Netflix

https://youtu.be/aXc9DVfLTGo Written by Mari Okada Directed by Jun'ichi Satô & Tomotaka Shibayama  Japan / 2020 / 104 mins ★★★★ leeping all day, prowling all night – the life of a cat seems a pretty sweet gig, right? No responsibilities, no commitments and all the glasses you can knock off the table. For Miyo Saski, being … Continue reading A Whisker Away – Netflix

Le Brio – French Film Festival

https://youtu.be/_CE-2H-a62A Directed by Yvan Attal Written by Yaël Langmann, Victor Saint Macary, Yvan Attal, et al. ★★★★ t’s pretty easy to offend someone these days, isn’t it? For the past few years, an age of resentment has simultaneously grown as a counterculture against elitism, prejudice and right-wing media. It’s a complicated issue; when do free-speech … Continue reading Le Brio – French Film Festival