Tag Archives: drama

Catch-22 at The Playhouse

Catch-22: If you’re crazy, you’re not fit for combat; but admit it and the doctors know you’re sane, and you’re sent back out to fight. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. This is the reality B-25 bomber pilot Captain Yossarian … Continue reading

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Uninspiring: 1984 at Liverpool Playhouse

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George Orwell’s masterpiece and classic socio-political statement novel is no doubt one of the most challenging pieces of literary fiction to be adapted to stage. A  collaboration between Headlong Theatre and the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, this really was an … Continue reading

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The Place Beyond the Pines *****

As if things weren’t tough enough being an awkward teenager, unintentionally befriending the son of your biological father’s killer makes life a little difficult…(Spoliers) Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines is an incredible tour de force, taking place over 3 … Continue reading

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Silver Linings Playbook *****

With a string of Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, I feel it’s about time I gave my opinion on this year’s dark horse in the awards race. Having thought from the trailer that this David O. Russell feature looked … Continue reading

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Skyfall *****

Rumoured to be Craig’s final appearance as the iconic English hero, and with critical acclaim from sources as diverse as Empire and the Vatican’s very own newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, the latest Bond installment has delighted fans the world over. Directed … Continue reading

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Friends with Kids *****

Friends with Kids is a refreshingly grown up comedy written, directed and starring the very talented Jennifer Westfeldt. Westfedt plays Julie, a thirty-something New York woman, who wants to have children without all the relationship baggage that comes with it. Adam … Continue reading

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