Theatre Review: Slave Play (Golden Theatre, New York) ★★★★★

Warning: contains potential spoilers. Jeremy O. Harris’s searingly uncompromising, disarmingly funny and often suitably uncomfortable Slave Play was a recipient of multiple awards as part of New York Theatre Workshop’s 2018/19 season and the Broadway transfer officially opened on Sunday 6th October at New York’s Golden Theatre, running until 19th January 2020. As the audience... Continue Reading →

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LFF 2019 Film Review: Moffie ★★★★★

Oliver Hermanus' Moffie is getting rave reviews and it's understandable, this South African film hits at the intersection of homophobia, immature masculinity and racist culture. Based on André Carl van der Merwe's autobiographical story about his time in the military during Apartheid, Moffie features an outstanding cast of young actors and some wonderful visuals. The... Continue Reading →

LFF 2019 Film Review: Rare Beasts ★★★

“Money. Cock. Promotion.” Welcome to the inner thoughts of British women! Beloved British actress Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful, Yerma) takes the reigns, acting as writer, director and star of the fantastically dark, anti-rom-com, Rare Beasts. The film opens with a dinner where Mandy (Piper) and her date Pete (Leo Bill) attack each other... Continue Reading →

LFF 2019 Film Review: Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections ★★★1/2

Controversially suppressed for nearly two decades, Olivier Meyrou’s documentary (also known as Celebration) is finally seen, and the picture it paints is a melancholy one. Filmed over the course of Yves Saint-Laurent’s final collections in 1998 (a decade before he would pass away), the documentary was subsequently blocked by Pierre Bergé, Saint-Laurent’s partner in life... Continue Reading →

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