Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Starting from John Ford’s The Searchers which subverted John Wayne’s usual patriarchal image by adding a soupcon of racism and blood thirst to his usually static presence, the ‘revisionist western’ has gradually expanded to encompass the entire genre. Revisionist westerns make the radical argument that perhaps the Wild West was...

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Anniversary: Chess

Anniversary: Chess

Stefan Zweig was born and flourished within the environs of a bourgeois, patrician Europe that was irrevocably destroyed by the carnage of the World Wars. Born in Vienna to a wealthy Jewish family in 1881, he lived what seemed to be a charmed life. As a callow 19 year old...

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The Outsider at The Coronet

The Outsider at The Coronet

The Outsider The Coronet 14 Sep – 20 Oct 2018 The Outsider by Albert Camus   Tickets: https://www.the-print-room.org/ The Outsider is Albert Camus’s first and perhaps most famous novel.  A deeply interior novel, it has never been performed on stage in a significant production...

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Paul Cadden

Paul Cadden

Even if you’ve never seen a Hyperrealist artwork, you’ll know one if you see one. Hypperealism is an art movement that takes Photorealism’s dedication to reproducing reality as a mere starting point. Spurred by the development of digital editing programs, Hyperrealism allows for both a crystalline sharpness of image coupled...

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Much like Orson Welles, Carson McCullers spent her childhood being repeatedly informed that she was a wunderkind par excellence. Born in the 1917 in the rather provincial Southern city of Columbus, Georgia, her future success was less prophesied than regally decreed by her rather overbearing mother....

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The Mechanicals at Etcetera Theatre

The Mechanicals at Etcetera Theatre

The Mechanicals at Etcetera Theatre Tickets: £10 Until Thursday 23rd August Address: 265 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 7BU Phone: 020 7482 4857 To Book Tickets Click Here If Withnail and I is to be believed (and with the possible exception of the virtues of drinking lighter fluid...

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Retrospective: The Grapes of Wrath

Retrospective: The Grapes of Wrath

At a time when the world has been baking in a summer which seems to have no end and headlines scream that the only thing separating mankind from annihilation is two degrees on the thermometer, a current reader of The Grapes of Wrath can keenly appreciate the uncertainty and fear...

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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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