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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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  • Zoolander2
    Zoolander 2 (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    After 15 years the sequel to the cult classic has finally arrived. Many fans are scared it won’t hold up as many sequels do, but it does. Zoolander 2 is a silly film that will make you laugh out loud. The expectations were high and unless you rigidly compare it to Zoolander 1, you will […]

  • S.O.U.L Connect
    S.O.U.L Connect Film Screening and Networking
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    S.O.U.L. Connect’s recent short film screening and networking night at the BFI, South Bank sought to address the low numbers of ethnic minorities employed professionally in television and film, giving them a platform for their development. The S.O.U.L initials stand for screening our unseen lives and emerging directors such as Damien Swaby capitalised on the […]

  • Music Moguls ; Masters of Pop
    Of Moguls in Pop
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows

    Is the traditional pop svengali dead in the age of social media where info is easily shared directly from star to fan with little use for a middleman? How did PR teams in decades past promote their acts? This BBC4 documentary sought to answer those questions, unlocking the secrets of how household names established their […]

  • Perspectives: Bruce Forsyth On Sammy Davis Jr
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    ITV’s Sunday evening tribute to entertainer Sammy Davis Jr was a combination of dazzling tap dancing skills and commentary on the racial politics of 1950s and 60s America. Host Bruce Forsyth described him as the best black tap dancer ever – pointing out that the hunched shoulder style differed from the stiff, upright style of […]

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

    Spotlight tells the true story behind one of the Boston Globe’s biggest news stories, which caused a massive public outcry still going strong today. The film goes behind how journalists at the Globe uncovered an intense year-long scandal of child molestation within the Catholic Church and the consequential decade-long cover-up. The film has been nominated […]

  • The Hateful Eight
    The Hateful Eight
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    A film that feels more like a play than a film, but with the special effects plays could never feature. The sets are minimal, a carriage and the interior of a wooden frontier hut. Not many directors can hold an audience’s attention for three hours with dialogue and blood alone, yet not many filmmakers write […]

  • The Revenant
    The Revenant
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Could 2016 be the year that Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar? Anyone who has seen his latest, The Revenant, seems to think he stands a very strong chance. The Revenant, which translates roughly as someone who returns after death or a long absence, is DiCaprio’s first collaboration with notoriously-method director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, who […]

  • Beowulf
    Beowulf
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    In a week where black actors were snubbed at the Oscars and actor Idris Elba addressed MPs over the lack of diversity on television, two black British actors stole the show in ITV’s £17million TV series Beowulf. Strangely enough, the drama is based on an Anglo-Saxon poem written in 700 AD when black numbers in […]

  • War & Peace BBC1
    War and Peace – First take
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel about Napoleon’s invasion of Russia is certainly a book and a half. Renowned for being one of the longest ever written, my earliest memories are of buying a copy as a teenager and being determined to read it cover to cover. The ‘big read’ factor didn’t put me off, in fact […]

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