Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

  Black Mirror has been running since 2011, concurrent with Charlie Brooker’s slow transformation from a pale angry man shouting at his television into practically the platonic ideal of the Guardian reading metropolitan elite. If Brooker has becoming less angry in his public persona, Black Mirror’s consistently bleak [give or...

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Don Rodolfo at the Soho Theatre

Don Rodolfo at the Soho Theatre

Since 2001, when Shrek exploded onto the scene to the searing fanfare of Smash Mouth’s All Star, any attempt at telling a classic adventure story has come with a snide soupcon of winking irony. Damsels in distress, noble knights and dragons are deemed so old hat that new takes on...

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Francois Chartier at Plus One

Francois Chartier at Plus One

Whilst many artistic disciplines are almost exclusively made up of art school graduates, Hyperrealism is renowned for how often its practitioners are drawn to it from unusual disciplines. Pedro Campos, for example, arrived at his monumental works of oil and canvas after a protracted sojourn in art restoration. Francois Chartier...

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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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