Reviews

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

    For those of you unfamiliar with the film’s theme it is based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel of the same name which examines the disruptive emergence of a self contained society based in a high rise building. The tower block offers its residents lots of appealing features such as swimming pools, supermarkets and schools but […]

  • Absurd Bird
    Absurd Bird (Restaurant)
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    From the publicity literature it’s difficult to work out whether Absurd Bird is a fast-food joint or a restaurant. You’ll not gain too much insight from their website, it’s decorated with wacky images of cartoon chickens which are a tad misleading. A visit to this recently opened eaterie tucked away on a busy corner of […]

  • Alice in Wonderland Exhibition
    Alice in Wonderland (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    Few people realise that the Alice in Wonderland stories created by Lewis Carroll back in the 19th century changed the way that children’s books were perceived. Before that they were purely educational and treated them as little adults. After this it became acceptable for them to be entertaining and playful. This and many other valuable […]

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
    10 Cloverfield Lane (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Although not strictly a Cloverfield sequel this is, nonetheless, a worthy addition to its alien-attack franchise. However, it is definitely not a found footage movie nor solely a sci-fi movie about war-mongering extraterrestrials. JJ Abrams, the brains behind the production, was also director of the first movie and more recently Star Wars but here wears […]

  • From Dusk Till Dawn
    Throwback Thursday: From Dusk Till Dawn Series
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    I’m an unabashed Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez fan and loved the first From Dusk Till Dawn movie but I must admit I’m not a fan of prequels, sequels and certainly have not been impressed with the majority of hit movie remakes. My long standing reluctance had turned this into a Netflix throwback Thursday in every […]

  • Tattoo London
    Tattoo London (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    If you haven’t heard of Tattoo London by now then you must have nodded off in the city that never sleeps! This three month-long exhibition is significant enough to warrant recent TV coverage on the major channels all hailing London’s proud history as a centre for tattooists and this celebration of their work. It runs […]

  • Levi Roots Smokehouse
    Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse (Restaurant)
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    I arrived at Levi Roots Smokehouse at lunchtime but barely a few steps inside the door those appetite-tingling Caribbean aromas convinced me that I was in the mood for more than just lunch. Famous for winning BBC2 entrepreneur pitching show Dragon’s Den with his Reggae Reggae Sauce and wooing the judges with his guitar playing, […]

  • Shadows in the Wall (Derek Bates)
    Shadows in the Wall (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    The second novel by self-confessed political revolutionary and materials scientist Derek Bates sets an intriguing platform for uncensored discussion about church, state and economics. The main protagonist Jake Dearsey is a journalist with a political conscience whose humanity-focused take on capitalism and government causes him to lock horns with his editor (perhaps a thread of […]

  • Time Run
    Time Run (Entertainment)
    Posted in: Places, Reviews

    Time Run is a high-tempo and cinematic live gaming experience for groups of 3-5 people, a great outing for work colleagues or pals, recently launched in Hackney’s London Fields. Makers have set a 60-minute quest across history, led by an endearingly eccentric robotic assistant Babbage who has rather amusing antidotes. Time travellers get the opportunity […]

  • 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 […]