The Man in the Hat – Review

https://youtu.be/aqKpAFdpuyI Written & Directed by John-Paul Davidson & Stephen Warbeck UK/ 200/ 94 mins ★★★★ There’s a tremendous reminiscence of Dante’s Divine Comedy as The Man in the Hattraverses the B-roads of France, beginning in the inferno before ultimately finding a peaceful sense of paradise, accompanied by those he encountered along the way. Though not quite as similar as the … Continue reading The Man in the Hat – Review

Enola Holmes – Netflix

https://youtu.be/1d0Zf9sXlHk Directed by Harry Bradbeer Screenplay by Jack Thorne UK / 2020 / 123 min ★★★★ It’s far from new, the notion of a third Holmes sibling, especially that of a younger, equally (if not more) brilliant sister. This time, with a missing mother, squabbling brothers, and all-new murder plot, Enola Holmes grounds itself in a warm … Continue reading Enola Holmes – Netflix

Ice Poison – Taiwanese Film Festival

https://youtu.be/hN6gA9obKxw Written & Directed by Midi Z Taiwan / 2014 / 95 mins ★★ Burmese director Midi Z latest film is a socially conscious remark on the two options facing the poor – both of which risk your life. One is to risk breaking your body with labour, amidst endless hours working for a pittance. The other … Continue reading Ice Poison – Taiwanese Film Festival

Fame: The Musical – The Show Must Go On

https://youtu.be/sq14EjRxxEE Book by Jose Fernandez  Music & Lyrics by Steve Margoshes & Jacques Levy Directed by Nick Winston ★★ 2020 has solidified one particularly nasty fact concerning the arts industry – its fickleness. A career in this industry is far from a secure path, where the merriments and passion for creativity are always at the mercy … Continue reading Fame: The Musical – The Show Must Go On

Breakfast Plays: Matterhorn – Traverse Festival

Written by Amy Rhianne Milton ★★★ With the promise of a sensational work of otherworldly fantasy, Amy Rhianne Milton’s piece for the Traverse Festival’s Breakfast Plays may set itself on the outer reaches of reality, but at its centre is a deeply pertinent story. On the outskirts of time, as reality crumbles, a cathedral sits as humanity’s final bastion. A … Continue reading Breakfast Plays: Matterhorn – Traverse Festival