Theatre Review: The Misanthrope

Originally appeared in ACE Liverpool 01.03.2013 It’s come a long way from the royal stages of 17th century Paris, yet Roger McGough’s adaption of Moliere’s satirical classic is still prompting gleeful giggles. The play’s hero Alceste, played by Colin Tierney, arises from the deceitful gossip and false camaraderie in pursuit of plain, honest truth. The…

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The Darjeeling Limited

The soul searching expedition across exotic climes is a well-rehearsed trope. It’s one made ever the more clichéd as so many of us become eastward-bound, leaving behind a trail of beautifully filtered, exquisitely enhanced images carefully framed by a discerning western eye. When Wes Anderson unravels his own voyage of soul searching, clichéd is very…

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The Art of Pop Video

Originally appeared in ACE Liverpool 01.02.2013 The dry, vast lands of Cape Canaveral. The frantically blinking lights of the control room. “T minus 10 seconds and counting” croaks a crackly radio. Smoke billows. “6 … 5 … 4 …” The engines spark. Thunder rolls across the field. Launch into the stratosphere imminent.But wait, this is…

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