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Monday 7 May 2012
Arts

live comedy review: frank woodley, seymour centre, 3 may 2012

Natalie Salvo
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Bemusement Park started rather curiously with the announcement of the winner of the Olympic 400m sprint. The gold medal holder was, of course, Frank Woodley who entered the stage in head-to-toe Lycra à la Cathy Freeman. He then proceeded to take the body suit off in a moment reminiscent of Mr. Bean taking off his…
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Sunday 6 May 2012
Arts

live comedy review: danny bhoy, enmore theatre, 30 april 2012

Natalie Salvo
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Scottish-Indian comedian, Danny Bhoy looks 21. But he talks with the wit and wisdom of a 50+ year old (that’s meant to be a compliment by the way). And in reality he falls somewhere between the two at the humble age of 38. The Messenger (Please Don’t Shoot) Extended show at the Enmore was a…
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Friday 27 April 2012
Film

film review: the lady

Natalie Salvo
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Earlier this year cinemagoers were treated to a look at life in Maggie’s farm in The Iron Lady.  Now it is time for an intimate portrait of The Steel Orchid. The Lady tells the story of the Burmese-English political activist, human rights advocate and political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi. Known to her supporters as Daw or The Lady,…
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Tuesday 17 April 2012
Film

film review: Café de Flore

Natalie Salvo
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Café de Flore is a labour of love by writer/director Jean-Marc Valee (C.R.A.Z.Y). It is an account of two very different love stories – tales separated by different characters, countries and time periods. In spite of all this, an overarching feeling of loss, an intense rawness and a bittersweet tension link the two parts together….
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Monday 19 March 2012
Film

film review: vincent wants to sea (vincent will meer)

Natalie Salvo
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Vincent Wants To Sea tells the story of a 27-year old Tourette’s sufferer (Florian David Fitz, Men In The City who also doubles as the film’s screenwriter). At the insistence of his busy and uncaring, politician father (Heino Ferch) and following his mother’s passing, Vincent is institutionalised and is forced to share a room with the obsessive-compulsive Alexander…
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Monday 12 March 2012
Film

film review: coriolanus

Natalie Salvo
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Coriolanus is a modern adaptation of a little-known, Shakespeare play. Like Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Bard’s Romeo & Juliet, here the viewer is offered a Shakespearian tragedy with old English dialogue and a modern setting thanks to little twists like news stories on TV and modern warfare raging against the ancient politics underpinning the story. Caius Martius…
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Thursday 5 January 2012
Film

film review: albert nobbs

Natalie Salvo
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Albert Nobbs was a labour of love for Glenn Close. The Oscar-nominated actress performed the role in the stage production of George Moore’s short story in the eighties, and was so taken by the character that she would co-write the screenplay and produce the film. It underwent a series of transformations over time, which is…
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Thursday 29 December 2011
Film

film review: the iron lady

Natalie Salvo
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London calling. A British film about a king, dominated the box office over the Christmas holidays last year. This time it seems like that crown will be bestowed upon Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, a woman that truly lived up to her nickname, “The Iron Lady”. Meryl Streep stars in this biopic about…
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Saturday 3 December 2011
Film

film review: attack the block

Natalie Salvo
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From the makers of the UK TV Series, Misfits comes the film Attack the Block - a sci-fi/thriller/monster flick set on a council estate in South London. It essentially plays out as a series of battles between the classes; the inner city and outer-space; and the well-trodden terrain of human versus alien saga. Joe Cornish’s directorial debut…
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Wednesday 2 November 2011
Film

film review: drive

Natalie Salvo
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Drive tells the story of a moonlighting misfit, who by day is a stunt driver and part-time mechanic and by night plays the accessory and getaway driver to the odd crime. Starring Hollywood heartthrob, Ryan Gosling, the young actor plays another left-field and at times difficult character. He is a loner and a man of…
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