The Scent of Reeves and Mortimer

July 20, 2018

  Where are the heirs to the throne? Paul Dance interviews three of the daftest double acts heading to this year’s Fringe. The first episode of Vic Reeves Big Night Out was aired on May […]

Early Man

January 14, 2018

A national institution is Nick Park and the evolution of Aardman Studios is one of the few national film success stories in recent decades of British film. His latest incarnation rolls back the centuries in […]

The Business of Edinburgh

July 25, 2017

On the surface, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a carnival of chaos come August, arty hopefuls trying to bellow above the rest of the crowd, performers trying to catch the eye of American tourists dressed as […]

Ari Shaffir live interview with Thomas Black.

August 15, 2016

  Thomas Black talks to American stand up Ari Shaffir about the American approach to writing and performing an hour of stand up compared to the typical thematic driven Edinburgh Fringe show. They also talk […]

Forza Horizon 4

October 13, 2018

Forza Horizon 4 has reinvigorated the racing genre  Growing up with the stone-walled backtracks of Ireland, the rolling hillsides of England’s Lake District or the historical charm of Edinburgh, there is an obvious draw to […]

The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep

October 9, 2018

Oh, to have my heart broken so many times. And by a videogame, no less. The Bard’s Tale IV is an exercise in unfulfilled promise and unmanaged expectation. Time and again I expected more and […]

Mandy

October 8, 2018

Eight years after his debut sci-fi horror feature Beyond The Black Rainbow, Panos Cosmatos returns with another visual extravaganza that gives licence for Nicholas Cage to be full Nicholas Cage. Set in the 1980’s outback […]

Tehran Taboo

October 2, 2018

The lives of four individuals in modern day Tehran breaching the morality state laws, find their lives intertwined as they seek a solution out of their woes, under a regime that is forthright uncompromising in […]

Bedeviled

September 27, 2018

Each entry into the slasher genre relies entirely upon its monstrous (and instantly recognisable) killer to terrify its audience. Whether it’s Freddy, Jason, or Michael Myers the audience needs an iconic figure to attach their […]

Jak Knight at The Soho Theatre

September 21, 2018

  It’s Jak Knight’s first time in the UK. It’s probably fair to say he’s struggling to figure out a connection with the crowd. On this – the second of a five night Soho Theatre […]

Gloves Off

September 21, 2018

  Down on his luck boxer and gym owner Doug (Brad Moore), is facing foreclosure of his spiritual and literal home by some greedy nose toffs who have bought off the debt off the building […]

Captive State

September 13, 2018

  Alien invaders adopting civilian control. Not the most original sounding of premises from Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of The Apes) and screenwriter Erica Beeney, but it looks moody and got a decent […]

Maniac

September 13, 2018

  From the director of True Detective and Beasts of No Nation, Cary Fukanaga brings a fascinatingly absurd sci-fi series starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill; Maniac. Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial […]

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