Fifty Shades Blander

The uninspiring, unimaginative and unsexy expectations audiences set following Fifty Shades of Grey have unsurprisingly been met in this second instalment to the Fifty Shades trilogy. James Foley’s Fifty Shades Darker is a continuation of the first film’s sketchy plotline which serves only to link the film’s underwhelming and forgettable sex scenes.

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Meet Me At The Movies – Viktoria Tolstoy

All too often are the Christmas and winter charts filled with compilation albums of either songs from Hollywood or Broadway, most often performed by an artist in dire need of a paycheck. Personally, I, like many, have a soft spot for these albums because frankly, I enjoy the songs. There’s something warming about the familiarity…

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Daddy’s Girl – Vault Festival

Georgia Brown’s debut play Daddy’s Girl was a heart-warming vignette of two people trapped in very different circumstances. Eliza (Georgia Brown) is a millennial, struggling to figure out life from the confines of her room, while her dad, Terry (Mark Wingett), ‘Britain’s Most Dangerous Armed Robber’, has been locked away in prison for years. Reconnecting…

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Jackie

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was one of the most shocking, most keenly felt tragedies of the twentieth century. Countless pieces of great art have sought to grapple with the shooting, from Oliver Stone’s paranoia-drenched JFK to Don DeLillo’s Libra. Mad Men set a typically memorable, artful episode around the incident. Just about…

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I See You – The xx

Release Date – 13th January 2017 After making waves with their Mercury-prize-winning debut album ‘xx’ and then struggling to stay afloat with the sparse and arid ‘Coexist’, The xx return with a more expansive sound that sees them play with a new, Jamie xx ridden sonic pallet, which delivers both triumphant moments and plodding duds.

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