High-Rise

High-Rise

“Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.” – High Rise, Chapter One. Every writer longs to at one point have their name become an adjective....

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Act and Terminal 3 at the Coronet

Act and Terminal 3 at the Coronet

Act and Terminal 3 The Print Room at The Coronet Until June 30th Lars Noren is a Swedish writer who doesn’t have the kind of name recognition in the United Kingdom as he does on the mainland. He’s been heralded as the heir of Strindberg, a phrase that makes him...

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The Terror

The Terror

The Terror is available on AMC Whilst nobody tends to think of their job as easy, spare a moment to pity the poor marketing department for AMC’s new period misery fest The Terror. The Terror is based on the real-life disappearance of the ominously named H.M.S. Terror and H.M.S Erebus...

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How It Is (Part One) at The Print Room

How It Is (Part One) at The Print Room

How It Is (Part One) The Print Room Until May 19th The Print Room at the Coronet is one of the best looking, most memorable performance spaces in the city. A former cinema that has been less gutted than scraped out; its once faded grandeur now fairly crackles with dramatic...

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Somnai, Somnai

Somnai, Somnai

Culturally, we’re in a weird place with VR technology. Virtual Reality has been a staple of science fiction stories since the fifties and as a result, along with flying cars, cryogenic freezing and sex robots (depressingly for civilisation, sex robots seem to be the technology that is advancing the fastest),...

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Review: Isle of Dogs

Review: Isle of Dogs

The legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa (of Rashamon and Seven Samurai fame) was so obsessive about his set design that he made sure that any cupboard or wardrobe that appeared in a scene would be fully stocked with period appropriate items, even if the scene didn’t call for the cupboard...

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Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Once upon a time (or a long time ago in a galaxy far away if you’d prefer) the world was a cruel place to live for nerds. Bullied frequently, their interests: superheroes, videogames, Dungeons and Dragons were derided as simultaneously childish and hopelessly impenetrable. There was little sympathy to be...

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The Comet at The Coronet

The Comet at The Coronet

The writer of The Comet, Bruno Schulz, is not as well known in the United Kingdom (or indeed, in many other places) as he should be. One the towering giants of Polish literature in the early 20th century, Schulz derided the idea that travel broadens the mind and remained effective...

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You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

Oddly, when you lay out the plot of You Were Never Really Here, a feverish nightmare from the frequently hiatus-prone Scottish writer-director Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar, We Need To Talk About Kevin) it seems disarmingly straight-forward, generic even. A film about a hitman screwing up a simple job and getting...

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American Psycho

American Psycho

February is the most romantic month in the calendar, mostly thanks to the relentless corporate pushing of Valentine’s Day as an excuse to sell greetings cards and chocolates. However this February, in celebration of all the anti-Valentines out there, we’re focusing on the bloated corporate angle rather than the romance...

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