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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Agents of Dreamland (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    Let’s get this clear first. The Signalman is not a signalman he’s actually a special agent hooking up with a mysterious woman, an intelligence operative called Immacolata (love the name) in an Arizona diner. Clarity is an important issue as regards this Lovecraftian novelette by Caitlin R. Kiernan, as you can find yourself getting lost […]

  • The Test (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    If HAL the conscious computer from Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey incarnated in a stage production, it would probably be similar to Mother. Mother (Zara Banks) is the world’s first fully conscious machine, created by A.I specialist Dora (Natasha Killam) under the moral supervision of The Professor (Zara Banks again). The Professor’s Christian […]

  • 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 […]

  • Casita Andina (Restaurant)
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    PERUVIAN CULTURE has a bright and colourful element most obviously seen in their traditional costume but even their intricately decorated national dishes. The rain-swept London streets could certainly do with a touch of sunny Latin America. The Casita Andina on Great Windmill Street, Soho is not entirely swamped by gastronomical competitors hailing from this western […]

  • McQueen (Bar/Club)
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Reviews

    An award-winning cocktail bar in Shoreditch named after super cool 1960s and 70s American movie icon Steve McQueen, it’s going to be just as super cool, right? Pretty much. Well actually not just a bar – a grill restaurant and boutique nightclub as well with gold framed black and white photos of the King of […]

  • Frank Bowling: Fishes, Wishes in Summertime Blue (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    FRANK BOWLING attended his exhibition at the Hales Gallery, Shoreditch proudly wearing his OBE medal as admiring attendees gathered around his wheelchair lining up for a handshake and a mobile phone pic. The honour was deservedly awarded for a distinguished career spanning five decades, which includes becoming an elected member of the Royal Academy in […]

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