Monthly Archives: June 2012

Jamie’s Italian ***

I went with some friends to Jamie’s Italian in Liverpool One for a celebratory meal and had high hopes, as one friend absolutely swears by this place; but I came away feeling thoroughly disappointed and out of pocket. First of all we … Continue reading

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Vinea, Albert Dock, Liverpool *****

I’ve always wanted to go to a wine tasting evening, but seen it as something for the middle-aged and middle-class; and as a 20-something student felt that I would be out of place. Thankfully this is not the case at … Continue reading

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Sprinklez Ice Cream Parlour, Liverpool ***

Sprinklez is a fantastic little ice cream parlour hidden away on Lodge Lane. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but stepping inside, you enter a bubble-gum pink world of confectionary delight! The interiors are fantastically decorated in candy … Continue reading

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The Monro, Liverpool *****

The Monro, a wonderful gastro-pub in the heart of Liverpool, is one of my favourite places to eat out, and is somewhere my family have been going for years. The menu is excellently well-balanced, with a variety of choices for … Continue reading

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Fantastic Mr. Fox *****

Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox is exactly as advertised: fantastic! Never before has this level and ingenuity of animation been seen by cinema audiences, and Anderson’s exceptional directing talent brings a fresh and innovative style to the classic children’s tale, making it … Continue reading

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Mad Men Season 3 *****

The third season of AMC’s utterly fantastic and virtually faultless Mad Men marked a turning point for the series in a number of ways. Huge changes take place during this season, including farewells to central characters, breakdowns of relationships and overhauls in … Continue reading

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Rolf Harris: Can You Tell What It Is Yet? at The Walker Art Gallery

I must admit, that before attending Rolf Harris’ new exhibition at the Walker, I had a lot of pre-conceived ideas about him as an artist. Harris is known in popular culture not just for his artwork, but for his musical … Continue reading

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Prometheus *****

One of the most expertly directed and cinematically beautiful films I have seen in a long time, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is a masterclass in contemporary science fiction. Prometheus has received very mixed reviews since its opening, and I can understand that Alien fanboys are … Continue reading

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Ill Manors ****

As Ben Drew (aka Plan B)’s directorial debut, Ill Manors is a great success. Fast-paced, heavy with current issues, and a great home-grown British cast, this up and coming artistic entrepreneur is set to achieve greatness. Ill Manors is a gritty, truthful saga … Continue reading

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Moonrise Kingdom ****

Recently, I read an article by Hadley Freeman for the Guardian stating that Wes Anderson has become the new Tim Burton: making films to such a formulaic style that it lacks any substance and the audience knows exactly what to expect. Upon … Continue reading

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