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Oh, hi Tommy: “The Room” at the Prince Charles is way more fun than it should be

By Adam Solomons “Plastic spoons only”, a stern steward told us moments before the late-night screening of The Room was to begin. The packed-out audience in Soho’s Prince Charles theatre cheered. Some had been drinking. Some were in tuxes. I,…

Secrets of Netflix – Super Dark Times (2017)

Super Dark Times (2017), dir. Kevin Phillips, starring Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan and Elizabeth Cappuccino   A film titled ‘Super Dark Times’ is, of course, seemingly apt for the world we live in today (see: Trump, Brexit, and Owen Wilson…

Dishoom: Bombay in a Dish

Once heralded as London’s best restaurant, Dishoom is a cacophony of flavours, sights and smells. Situated in the middle of the buzzing cosmopolitan Carnaby Street, along with 4 other franchises across central London, Dishoom brings Bombay to your table. The…

The Week in Movie News

Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer released With the highly praised Black Panther releasing next week, Marvel Studios continues to dominate news headlines as they have now released the teaser trailer for the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp. Despite troubled production…

God, Dance, and Kendrick Lamar: Zulum Elumogo

Faith: Who is God to you? Love. Perfection. Grace. Everything I do is for His glory. I couldn’t live without Him and I wouldn’t want to. At the end of the day every knee will bow, so I’m just trying…

Flow: The State of Success

In the race to the top, there’s only one state of play… Thinking back one ponderous Tuesday to my interview with LSE boxer Naveed Kabir, I recalled one thing he said that particularly stuck with me. His throwback to Fight…

Fast and Spurious?

Intermittent Fasting and its dialectical conclusion… You are walking down Kingsway, senses sharpened, taste-buds tingling. You meander past commuters with arcade skill. This is hard mode; fasting edition. The street beats with the transient city hum of ongoing traffic. Cars…

Liam Travers: 50 Shades of Red

  Travers, that’s a French name, right? So you’re french? Non (that’s no in French). Half British/half German but I like to think of myself as a placeless boy, floating through time and space. Thank fuck for a passport from…

“Darkest Hour” feels like a weak episode of “The Crown”, but “The Post” is something special

Darkest Hour was the second Nazi-centred film of the week. I watched Mel Brooks’ classic The Producers (1967) for what must be the twentieth time. The story is simple, but in its absurd and brilliant way, comically groundbreaking: a struggling…

Secrets of Netflix – Creep 2 (2017)

Creep 2 (2017), dir. Patrick Brice, starring: Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan In a world where each and every horror film is subjected to sequels, prequels, and … whatever ‘Annabelle: Creation’ was, I should have expected a Creep 2. Thankfully,…

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