Arts

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Opera | La Bohème – The Metropolitan Opera’s production comes to the big screen

Opera | La Bohème – The Metropolitan Opera’s production comes to the big screen

Puccini’s celebrated opera tells the story of four penniless bohemians into whose lives love, jealously and death make a sudden appearance. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo inhabited the role of a young and passionate poet and playwright, with dashing looks to boot. Kristine Opolais replaced Anita Hartig as Mimi, Rodolfo’s sickly love interest. Opolais stepped in as […]

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Film | Locke – Tom Hardy shines in this one-man show

Film | Locke – Tom Hardy shines in this one-man show

Image: IM Global, Shoebox Films 4/5 Stars For a man who started off his career writing the script for Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Steven Knight has come a long way in the world of film and television. Best known as the screenwriter responsible for the wonderful Dirty Pretty Things and gritty Eastern Promises, […]

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Film | Captain America: The Winter Soldier – surpassing its predecessor

Film | Captain America: The Winter Soldier – surpassing its predecessor

The second of three Marvel films to hit cinemas in 2014, The Winter Soldier follows everyone’s favourite defrosted World War Two veteran as he tries to adapt to life after the events of The Avengers and finds his whole world come crashing down with the reappearance of an old friend. Welcoming back other Marvel favourites […]

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Film | Twenty Feet from Stardom – a documentary in the right key

Film | Twenty Feet from Stardom – a documentary in the right key

They are a voice, but not usually a name. The role of the backup singer is explored in this fascinating new documentary by director Morgan Neville. In it, we have interviews with musical icons such as Sting, Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen, all of whom speak about the important role backup singers play in their […]

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Art | Ian Kiaer: Tooth House – challenging canonised standards of how we view Art

Art | Ian Kiaer: Tooth House – challenging canonised standards of how we view Art

This spring the Henry Moore institute presents Ian Kiaer’s Tooth House, an insight into the surreal world of Kiaer as he subtly challenges the art institutions canonised standards of how we view Art. Having previously exhibited at the international Venice and Berlin Biennale Kiaer has established himself as a notable voice in the contemporary art […]

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Film | Under the Skin gets under your skin

Film | Under the Skin gets under your skin

Under the Skin is a beautiful, sinister, and lovingly crafted Science Fiction film whose story is simple; yet it delves deep into humanity and what it means to be human. Seen through the eyes of an alien openly hidden in a human form, director Jonathan Glazer’s experimental filming style sees Scarlett Johansson released with hidden […]

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Art | OVERTIME: Art and the Office – Seize’s exploration of a career in art

Art | OVERTIME: Art and the Office – Seize’s exploration of a career in art

Image: Seize OVERTIME pitches the bureaucratic environment of the archetypal office against the demiurgic context of the gallery. By allowing artists as cultural commentators to pick apart the office as a workplace and as a place centred around making money, they openly interrogate the accepted working practices traditionally placed in this space. Through this questioning, […]

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Film | Berlinale – The Berlin Film Festival

Film | Berlinale – The Berlin Film Festival

Image: Berlinale The Berlin Film Festival, or Berlinale, is just one of the many highlights in a city that is full to the brim with culture. In February every year, for two weeks the capital is transformed into a film lover’s paradise, offering workshops, lectures, ritzy star-studded premieres and of course, more film screenings than […]

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Film | Starred Up – Jack O’Connell is a rising star

Film | Starred Up – Jack O’Connell is a rising star

Image: Sigma Films, Film 4 In my opinion, the vision of Film4 films and the situations they portray are like an actor’s version of a live musical performance: risky, personal, and if done well make for a flowing natural performance, as they throw themselves into the unknown of up close and personal camera work and […]

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