Review: Ghost Stories (Dyson and Nyman, 2017) at the London Film Festival

Ghost Stories is a UK 2017 drama film directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman. The plot revolves around Phillip Goodman, who is sceptical of the supernatural and attempts to disprove it's existence. The film stars Martin Freeman and Andy Nyman, one of the directors. I was able to see this film as part of …

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Review: Adriana’s Pact (Orozco, 2017) at the London Film Festival

Adriana's Pact is a 2017 Chilean documentary that focuses around the director's aunt, her dark secrets and her past in Argentina. It is directed by debut filmmaker Lissette Orozco, who features in the documentary. I was able to see this film has part of the Debate strand at the London Film Festival. The Debate strand …

Review: Breathe (Serkis, 2017) at the London Film Festival

Breathe is an UK 2017 biography film revolving around the story of Robin and Diana Cavendish. After Robin develops polio, the couple must fight against the disease and the treatment of it. The film is directed by Andy Serkis of Lord of the Rings fame, and stars Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy and Diana Rigg. I …

Stand Up At The Greenwich Comedy Festival

I love going to stand up comedy shows. I used to go to discounted shows at my university's student union all the time and I made sure to go to 'The Best of Edinburgh' stand up show at the Fringe. I had found out about the Greenwich Comedy Festival years before when I applied to …

Review: Kiki’s Delivery Service at the Southwark Playhouse, London

On Saturday 2nd September I saw the matinee performance of Kiki's Delivery Service at the Southwark Playhouse in Elephant and Castle, London. The story follows Kiki, a young witch who has left home for the first time and sets up a delivery service in a new town.   Although I knew of the Studio Ghibli anime, …

Review: Vesper (Sheikhalishahi, 2017)

Vesper is a French 23 minute long short film directed by Keyvan Sheikhalishahi. It is a psychological thriller surrounding Marge, her nephew Christian and a mysterious man from her past named Walter. The film features Götz Otto and Agnes Godey. The film's aesthetic is very reminiscent of film noir which works really well, as it …

Review: Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre, London

On Wednesday 9th August, my mum, sister and I went to the Adelphi Theatre in London to watch Kinky Boots. Kinky Boots is a musical which is based off of a true story of a Northampton shoe factory marketing boots to drag queens in order to avoid closing down. I thought the way the set …

The End of Orphan Black! (Spoilers)

Orphan Black is a series I initially struggled with. I almost couldn't get through the pilot, but I persevered and after a couple of episodes, I was hooked. I fell in love with the clones, and the scientific story lines really caught my attention. Which is why I was so worried about the finale. This …

Review: Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre in London

Aladdin was the only musical I was determined to see this year and I finally managed to! It was brilliant, and was easily the best night out I've had in ages. The plot is slightly different than the film; Aladdin is a young man who steals for a living along with his friends Babkak, Omar …

Film Review: The Madame In Black (Vinsencius, 2017)

'The Madame in Black', or 'Svarta Madam' is a Swedish 24 minute short film written and directed by Jarno Lee Vinsencius. It centres around two siblings, Alex and Emma, who play a childhood game they used to play and are tormented by the object of the game, the Madame in Black. I came across this …