Tag Archives: cinema

Plywood, sci-fi and famously bad films

On my July MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Good wood Delve into the history and pioneering future of plywood at the V&A Don’t miss: The final frontier The Barbican goes sci-fi, from rare film and books to a Black Mirror installation … Continue reading

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Young audiences, Fun Competition and The Last Tango

My articles in the November issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Young at heart Family audiences are becoming a priority for dance companies and creatives The Last Tango Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace bring their final show to the West End Stepping Out Debuts … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Jonah Hauer-King

The actor discusses his role in The Entertainer and the experience of working with Kenneth Branagh. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Dance on film, Strictly and music videos

My articles in the October issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Lights, camera, action! Matthew Bourne and BalletBoyz discuss the rise of dance on screen Strictly Speaking Lo-fi sci-fi and meeting the couples of 2016 Stepping Out Same-sex dance ventures into music videos New in the Dancing … Continue reading

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The Flick, National Theatre

A Pulitzer Prize and numerous walkouts: The Flick, infamously, courts extreme reactions. Yet this latest American import is dedicated to minutiae. In Annie Baker’s slow-burning (three hours-plus), microscopic epic, her lens is trained on ordinary people, mundane tasks, arid pauses … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

A new Coen caper, Hermione’s directing debut, ENO’s strike battle, and revolution in the music industry. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 3

I wouldn’t want to imply that the producers of Strictly have some kind of substance-abuse problem and/or are suffering a collective nervous breakdown. It’s just difficult to find another explanation for the acid-trip train wreck that was Movie Week. Or, … Continue reading

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Feminist comedy, the Bard reborn and a must-see arts venue

In my Compass magazine Arts pages this month: Feminist stand-up Bridget Christie headlines Winchester Comedy Festival The hottest shows come to ODEON cinemas Propeller’s innovative retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sizzling double bill of Brazilian dance Sensational new arts centre Hauser & Wirth Somerset … Continue reading

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Through the keyhole

Someone enters a strange house. Observes a family. Influences their actions. Toys with their emotions. Gathers their secrets and whispers them to the world. Voyeur? Stalker? Unfeeling sociopath? Or just a writer? This is the delicious premise of François Ozon’s … Continue reading

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