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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...

Pieces of Vincent @ Arcola Theatre, London


cast list Robin Soans, Sian Clifford, Adam Best, Kevin McMonagle, Dearbhla Molloy, Joseph Rowe, Shane Zaza, Charles Mnene, Tricia Kelly directed by Clare Lizzimore The...

The Remains Of The Day @ Union Theatre, London


cast includes Stephen Rashbrook, Lucy Bradshaw directed by Chris Loveless The Union theatres awkward repose under a Southwark railway arch, with its stage a horizontal...

Clybourne Park @ Royal Court, London


cast list Steffan Rhodri, Sophie Thompson, Lorna Brown, Sam Spruell, Lucian Msamati, Martin Freeman, Sarah Goldberg, Michael Goldsmith. directed by Dominic Cooke Bruce Norris’s Clybourne...

Reclining Nude with Black Stockings @ Arcola, London


cast list:Johannes Flaschberger, Simon Harrison, Katie McGuinness, Naomi Sheldon directed byAlexander Gilmour Although Egon Schiele is widely acknowledged as a prime mover in the development...

Scorched @ Old Vic Tunnels, London


cast list Patrick Driver, Stephen Finegold, Jennifer Kidd, Caroline Loncq, Christopher Patrick Nolan, Miranda Pleasence, Sirine Saba, Richard Simons, Jennie Stroller directed by Patricia Benecke...

underneathmybed @ Rattlestick Theater, New York


cast list Vanessa Aspillaga, Maria Cellario, Matthew Dellapina, Audrey Esparza, Vivia Font, Charles Goforth, Yetta Gottesman, Paula Pizzi, Marina Pulido, Ed Trucco directed by Pedro...

The Thunderbolt @ Orange Tree Theatre, London


cast list David Antrobus, Vincent Brimble, Osmund Bullock, Stuart Fox, James Joyce, Geoff Leesley, David Whitworth, Grainne Keenan, Brenda Longman, Natalie Ogle, Janet Spencer-Turner, Julie...

Shakespeare: The Man from Stratford @ Riverside Studios, London


performed by Simon Callow directed by Tom Cairn On a three-month national tour, Simon Callows entertaining and informative one-man Shakespeare show now hits London after...