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Fitness, running, jogging, London run events
Chase The Moon! Make Autumn Your Breakthrough Season as a First-Time 5k or 10k London Jogger
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Sports & Fitness

For most hesitant first-time joggers and keep-fit wannabes, autumn is when they are looking forward to the comforts of the countdown to the festive season and the even greater comfort of setting that New Year’s keep fit resolution. Yes, that same resolution they ditch two weeks into January. The best way to avoid that recurring […]

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Reviews

Zadie Smith: Grand Union [Book review]
Posted in: Books, Reviews

Novelist Zadie Smith’s career began in prodigious fashion back in 1997 when she was offered a six-figure deal for debut novel White Teeth as a 21-year-old still studying English Literature at Cambridge University and before the novel was even finished! The media attention, accolades and awards that followed as the Londoner’s success soared showed no […]

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Movies

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

    “Your parents know I’m black don’t they?” asks Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) as girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) prepares to take him to the lakeside estates of Upstate New York to meet the, on the face of it, middle-class liberal mum and dad. And so begins Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner horror style circa 2017. The characterisation […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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 […]