Films
Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq @ BFI London Film Festival

by Neil Dowden

Spike Lee’s exuberant, sassy hip-hop musical is both topical and archetypal. It transfers Aristophanes’ classical Greek comedy Lysistrata – in which the eponymous heroine persuades…



Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock @ BFI London Film Festival


Rock by name, rock by nature. As Mick Rock himself states in Barnaby Clay’s fascinating documentary about the acclaimed music photographer showing in the London...

Film Review: Elephant Days


Filmed over two years, James Caddick and James Cronin’s Elephant Days takes a refreshingly alternative approach to the music documentary. As well as being a...

Film Review: Danny Says


What individual forms a link between American psychedelic rock, proto-punk and punk rock itself? The answer is Danny Fields. He may not be a household...

WIN: Bilbao BBK 2015 tickets – see Muse, Azealia Banks and The Jesus And Mary Cha...


Win a pair of tickets to see Muse, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Azealia Banks at Spain’s Bilbao BBK festival’s 10th birthday event

Sailor Jerry: ‘Here’s To Life Outside The Lines’


The iconic Caribbean spiced rum, Sailor Jerry, has produced a short film headed up by music from Iggy & The Stooges. Blaring jukeboxes, motorbike escapades,...

Starsailor’s James Walsh teases new solo album


Former Starsailor frontman James Walsh performed a top secret gig for Absolute Radio, to celebrate the dawn of his new solo career. The singer-songwriter treated...

Samsung Launching People Initiative: Be Mentored By Paloma Faith


Samsung’s Launching People Initiative is seeking people full of brilliant ideas, creative energy and unbridled passion for what they love. Could this be you?

‘Face of JD’ Gears Up For Final Casting


The biggest ever youth focused UK model and talent search is about to reach its final phase, with entrants in their thousands applying to be...

Biutiful


Nominated as Best Foreign Language Film in both the Oscars and BAFTAs, Mexican director Alejandro Gonzlez Irritus fourth feature is unlikely to gain him any...

The American


The American is an accomplished second movie for rock music photographer/video maker turned feature film director Anton Corbijn. With a very different subject from Control,...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1


Few critics have been kind to the Harry Potter franchise. The early entries – cosy, Christmas-afternoon affairs – were dismissed as mere family fare, stock...

Another Year


Famed for his bleak comedy-dramas, writer/director Mike Leigh seems to have mellowed recently. Although not nearly as chirpy as the previous Happy-Go-Lucky, his latest, deceptively...

Bedlam @ Globe Theatre, London


cast list Jason Baughan, Patrick Brennan, Daon Broni, Phil Cheadle, Sam Crane, Sophie Duval, Sean Kearns, James Lailey, Danny Lee Winter, Rose Leslie, Kevork Malikyan,...

The Revival @ Lion Theatre, New York


cast list David Darrow, Trent Dawson, Raymond McAnally, Aidan Sullivan directed by Michole Biancosino The Revival, premiering at the Lion Theatre at Theater Row, is...

Deathtrap @ Noel Coward Theatre, London


cast list Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Groff, Estelle Parsons, Claire Skinner, Terry Beaver directed by Matthew Warchus In order to generate publicity for his 1959...

Love on the Dole @ Finborough Theatre, London


cast list Emily Dobbs, Fiona Whitelaw, Carl Prekopp, Jack Monaghan, William Maxwell, Colette Kelly, Liz Bagley, Janie Booth, Joe Evans, Matthew Randell, Sadie Pickering, Ben...

How to Be an Other Woman @ Gate Theatre, London


cast list Faye Castelow, Samantha Pearl, Ony Uhiara, Cath Whitefield directed by Natalie Abrahami Based on a short story from Lorrie Moores collection, Self Help,...

Punk Rock @ Lyric Hammersmith, London


cast list Rupert Simonian, Laura Pyper, Edward Franklin, Ruth Milne, Katie West, Nicholas Banks, Mike Noble, Juliet York, Simon Wolfe directed by Sarah Frankcom Simon...

Five Guys Named Moe @ Theatre Royal Stratford East, London


cast list Clarke Peters, Ashley Campbell, Chris Colquhoun, Carlton Connell, Paul Hazel, Horace Oliver directed by Paulette Randall Best known now for his role as...

Relish @ Tramshed, London


cast includes James Walker, Hannah Morrish, Joe Cole directed by Paul Roseby The trajectory is not an unfamiliar one. A talented young chef rises to...