Hilary Mantel: A Place Of Greater Safety

Hilary Mantel: A Place Of Greater Safety

In our monthly feature on classic literature Max Feldman climbs the scaffold for Hilary Mantel’s bloody history of the French Revolution, A Place Of Greater Safety, initially released in December 1992. Hilary Mantel is often held up as one of Britain’s greatest living novelists, but even after the burst of...

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Obituary: Leonard Cohen

Obituary: Leonard Cohen

  Leonard Cohen 1934-2016 After the seemingly constant seismic shocks that have characterised 2016 thus far it’s easy to feel numb and desensitised. When David Bowie died in early January no-one could guess that the unbelievably large public outpouring of emotion and sense of dislocation would be repeated ad infinitum with the...

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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

“It’s true your honour, these ghostbusters have no dicks” – paraphrased from the original Ghostbusters By 2016, the old adage about the certainty of death and taxes could stand to be expanded to include Hollywood remakes. Whilst the film industry has always shown a willingness to cannibalise its own offspring...

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Preacher Episode 2: “See” Review

Preacher Episode 2: “See” Review

As the so-called ‘Golden Age of Television’ has developed, we as collective audience have had to get used to off-kilter cold opens where we are shown something that seems to have no obvious immediate relevance to the central story at hand (Breaking Bad in particular was, rather appropriately, addicted to...

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Preacher: Episode 1 (Review)

Preacher: Episode 1 (Review)

TV Reviews continues as Max Feldman finds religion with our first review of Preacher. For our series on Game of Thrones click here AMC’s Preacher is based on a series of 90s graphic novels by Garth Ennis which are that rare combination of being the product of a brilliant mind...

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Game Of Thrones S06 E09: Battle Of The Bastards Review

Game Of Thrones S06 E09: Battle Of The Bastards Review

Welcome to KCWToday’s newly minted episode by episode tv review guides. I’ve been quite upfront with my issues with late period GoT (which can be read here) but if there is one rule of thumb to GoT (besides Jon Snow knowing nothing and a surfeit of breasts) is that episode...

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Game over for Game of Thrones?

Game over for Game of Thrones?

Game Of Thrones has long since achieved the kind of cultural cachet that renders the actual quality of the show oddly irrelevant. Viewers have been following the same cast of characters (or at least the two or three left from the first season who managed to avoid dying horrifically) for...

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Feldman Reviews: Everybody Wants Some

Feldman Reviews: Everybody Wants Some

Everybody Wants Some!! Director: Richard Linklater Run Time: 116 Minutes Richard Linklater’s career has been filled with a wilful desire to play by his own rules (often to the detriment of his box office) jumping from punky anti-comedies (Slacker) to crowd pleasing blockbusters (School of Rock), romantic dramas (the Before...

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Post Pop Depression

Iggy Pop, the “world’s forgotten boy” has, since his white hot streak in the 1970s (where he unleashed five of the most influential albums of all time), unfortunately put out more than a few (appropriately) forgettable albums over the course of his lengthy career. The man widely heralded as the Godfather of Punk...

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Unexpected Eisenstein

Unexpected Eisenstein GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design 3-4A Little Portland St, London W1W 7JB Until April 30th Whilst today filmmaking notoriety might be restrained to the brain trust who created the Human Centipede franchise (or to individuals like Roman Polanski or Woody Allen for those who prefer their...

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