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London Film Festival 2019 -Waiting for the Barbarians

Writer: J.M. Coetzee Director: Ciro Guerra Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Humans have always been afraid of otherness, somewhere beyond the frontier there are wild creatures waiting to ensnare us. Just who are the monsters is a concept that fills literature and popular culture, from Orwell and Atwood to Dr Who and now J.M. Coetzee. The notion that true barbarism is the ...

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A Theatre-Lovers Guide to the BFI London Film Festival

Now only a few days away, the sheer volume of films available at the BFI London Film Festival can seem pretty overwhelming. There are Strands which categorise movies by genre including “Thrill,” “Dare” and “Love,” there are glitzy Gala premieres of major international releases where members of the public can walk the red carpet with the stars, and there are ...

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Othello – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Claire van Kampen Reviewer: Alex Ramon  The last ten years or so can’t be said to have lacked for starry Othello productions on UK stages, whether it’s Chiwetel Ejiofor facing off with Ewan MacGregor at the Donmar, Clarke Peters and Dominic West in a high-Wire production at Sheffield Crucible, or Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear at the ...

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Grounded – Arnolfini, Bristol

Writer: George Brant Director: Christopher Haydon Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Stranded inside a Perspex-like box, Lucy Ellinson’s pilot is trapped physically in the same way that she feels trapped by the duelling conflicts of family life and drone warfare. Grounded from flying war jets in the desert after falling pregnant, this fighter pilot soon finds herself stationed in Vegas, flying ...

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Richard III, Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tim Carroll Reviewer: Livia Brown [rating:4]   There is one thing we must be reminded of: Mark Rylance is and has always been the master of Shakespeare. After obtaining international fame through his characterisation of Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in ‘Jerusalem’ at The Royal Court, the West End and then its transfer to Broadway, his return to ...

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