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“12 Years a Slave”, or “Tears, All the Tears” By Caitlin McGrane

February 10, 2014

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Writing this is the second thing that I have done since returning home from seeing 12 Years a Slave. The first was to make an enormous G&T with the flat tonic water. Desperate times, readers, desperate times. First of all, fuck you Quentin “I’m shutting your butt down” Tarantino, this is how you talk about […]

Emma Conley: The Light and Shade of “The Wild Party”

August 2, 2013

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My name is Emma and I am . . . not fond of musicals. However, a trip to the Revolt Artspace in Kensington to see Four Letter Word Theatre’s production of The Wild Party made me reconsider everything I’ve previously thought about the musical genre and I can honestly say I had a really great […]

“Much Ado About Nothing”, or “Fuck You Shakespeare” by Caitlin McGrane

July 5, 2013

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In the last couple of weeks I have come to the uncomfortable realisation that my main purpose in life might actually be to help people figure out with whom they are really in love (don’t worry, I’m fine. It’s funny more than anything else). Therefore, It is with some trepidation (and a glass of much-needed […]

“The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, or “ERMAGERD, STAHP” by Caitlin McGrane

June 9, 2013

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I’ve been looking forward to seeing this film for quite a while. I’m always intrigued by films exploring religious fundamentalism (see last week’s column). I even dragged some friends along, although Mark Kermode wasn’t all that impressed with some parts of the story (everything about Kate Hudson). There is something deeply unsettling about polite, calm […]

“The Hunt”, or “Mads Mikkelsen is a Perfect Human Being” by Caitlin McGrane

May 24, 2013

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First off, I’d like to start with an apology to readers of this column for its slightly morbid fascination with all things fucked up. A few weeks ago we had Mea Maxima Culpa, last week was The Evil Dead and this week I saw The Hunt. Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, A Royal Affair) stars as […]

Will Kay: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 by Category

May 23, 2013

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Every year the Eurovision Song Contest never fails to entertain. While this year didn’t quite reach the heights of the previous few years, it did manage to deliver the mix of confusion, ironic pleasure and legitimate pleasure that is the hallmark of Eurovision. This year Eurovision was held in Malmo in Sweden after Sweden’s Loreen […]

“The Evil Dead”, or “Young Sam Raimi Is a Sick Dude” by Caitlin McGrane

May 12, 2013

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So, The Evil Dead. It’s been re-made very recently by Fede Alvarez, and has received some not-so rave reviews, which is odd given that the original director (Sam Raimi) is one of the producers of the new one. My favourite film critic, Mark Kermode, recommended that listeners to his show should watch the original for […]