Highlights

Round Up of Art Private Views, Previews and Openings
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

MAKE_SHIFT is a group exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery so titled, according to curator Rosalind Davis, because the artists create by ‘making, shifting and utilizing the provisional or rudimentary materials to construct their work.’ Across the broad area of mediums and techniques there is a focus on the mechanized. Make_Shift, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London […]

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Features

Artists Painting London: How Matisse & the Fauves Brightened Up the Capital
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, People, Places, Unused

You’re not going to have to look too far and hard to find figurative paintings with bold colour, even before the birth of pioneering colourist Matisse. So when the Fauve artists emerged in 1905, led by Matisse himself and creative ally Andre Derain, their paintings would have been pretty OTT by standards of the day […]

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Reviews

M Will Leave You Shaken But Not Stirred (Restaurant)
Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

M Restaurant Wins ‘Most Stylish London Restaurant’ in Blue Badge Awards & ‘Best London Steak Restaurant’ in Lux Global Awards Oct 2017 Described on Bookatable as a ‘James Bond-style restaurant’, one can only guess they are referring to its air of sophistication and cool because there’s not any Bond memorabilia in sight and the waitresses […]

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Movies & TV Shows

  • Loving Vincent (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Red-haired, bearded writer/director Hugh Welchman is a bit of a Van Gogh lookalike himself, well his efforts to produce the world’s first fully hand-painted feature film culminated in a UK premiere at the National Gallery on Oct 9 that also had people at 170 other cinemas across the country holding out for the much-promoted live […]

  • Mother! (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Psychological thrillers are writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s cinematic fare but Mother! takes the genre to the next level. Although his 2010 movie Black Swan was hailed as the Mother of all psychological thrillers, you’ll soon discover Mother! is the Mother of the genre. Javier Bardem stars as an unnamed celebrated contemporary poet who lives with his […]

  • The Limehouse Golem (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    The setting of grisly serial murders in the Victorian East End will immediately conjure up visions of cobbled streets, cockney accents and a Jack the Ripper type concealing his crimes in those crime-ridden, poverty-stricken backstreets. The Limehouse Golem is so much more than a Ripper copycat but describing lead character Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke) as […]

  • Mirror Mirror – Cara Delevingne’s New Novel for Teenagers
    Posted in: Books, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows, People

    Fresh from her successful role as Laureline in recent movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comes Cara Delevingne’s latest creative venture – her 368-page novel Mirror Mirror, co-written with Rowan Coleman and published by Trapeze. Judging by her performance in Luc Besson’s sci-fi flick, she has undoubted talent but English fiction writing […]

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Set in the 28th century, Luc Besson’s fast-paced sci-fi spectacular casts Cara Delevigne (Sergeant Laureline) alongside Dane DeHaan (Major Valerian) as special operatives policing human territories in a multi-species universe. Right there it has an undoubted curiousity factor. Can she act? Surprising well. Natural, a calm authority, perfect American accent and (this is no lie) […]

  • From Drones to Phones – Filmmakers Embrace New Technology
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Movies & TV Shows

    THE RAPID increase in digital technology and advances in smart engineering have led to startling new developments in film production – particularly at the consumer level. Smartphones now shoot better quality than high-end video cameras and include refined features such as hi-tec zooms, digital image stabilisation and cinematic aperture ranges. 4k iPhones became pretty much […]

  • It Comes at Night (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    OK, this zombie virus movie is not strictly horror and may have been given a horror title just to pull in the punters but it is still a class and a half above other 2017 releases in this genre. Its cheesy fright-flick title can work both ways and certainly put off those who abhor the […]

  • All Eyez on Me (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    This much-awaited biopic about hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur had already drawn criticism from current rap king 50 Cent within hours of its release. As with all matters where there’s such high expectancy it can be difficult to please all the Tupac fans. It’s a big ask, trying to capture the dramatic rise to fame, controversy, […]

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