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“Phantom Thread” will be talked about for years

In Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest masterpiece, Day Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a genius dressmaker in 1950s London, whose methodical life is disturbed by the arrival of Alma, played by Vicky Krieps. The premise risks falling into clichés of…

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…

“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,…

Bar Américain is one of Soho’s best bars

Bar Américain is a stunning Art Deco cocktail bar hidden beneath the decorative French restaurant Brassserie Zedel in Piccadilly Circus. Wow, what a bar. The first place I think if when I want to impress anyone is Bar Américain. Found…

The week’s film news

The Shining Sequel, Doctor Sleep in development at Warner Bros. After the success of IT, more Stephen King pictures are coming our way; the latest one being a film adaptation of the sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep. Mike Flanagan,…

“The Post” speaks to our times, obviously

The Post is both a testament of the times it represents in its storytelling, as well as the times in which it was made. It is difficult to watch The Post without thinking of the #metoo movement, the times up…

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