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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Review – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 19, 2016 Comments Off on Review – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

One of the most trenchant criticisms levelled at last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that it cleaved altogether too closely to the shape of the original Star Wars film (aka Episode IV: A New Hope).

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

November 29, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Here’s a sobering thought: the last of the Harry Potter films was released back in July 2011, meaning that today’s young Potter fans may never have seen any of the original series in a cinema. 

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A Street Cat Named Bob

Northern Soul goes behind the scenes on A Street Cat Named Bob

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Northern Soul goes behind the scenes on A Street Cat Named Bob

Rider. It’s a much-employed word in celebrity circles. It basically boils down to the star’s requirements, whether that’s in the dressing room, backstage area or on set.

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Film review: Supersonic

October 23, 2016 Comments Off on Film review: Supersonic

Cast your mind back. Around the mid 90s, Oasis felt like a really exciting and important band. Any self-respecting music fan was obliged to own their records. Then – and it’s hard to pinpoint precisely when this was – that all changed.

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One More Time With Feeling

Film Review: One More Time With Feeling

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Film Review: One More Time With Feeling

It was with some anxiety that I entered the cinema to watch One More Time With Feeling. I’d never felt nerves prior to a film before.

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Barry Adamson

Composer and musician Barry Adamson talks to Northern Soul

July 30, 2016 Comments Off on Composer and musician Barry Adamson talks to Northern Soul

On Barry Adamson’s new album, Know Where to Run, there’s a track called Cine City. It’s brassy, vivid, edgy, dramatic and propulsive – in short, highly cinematic. Its title, though, is meant as a nod in two different directions.

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Review: Metropolis, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Metropolis, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Any revival of a classic film or play begs the question, ‘is it relevant to today?’.

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Odeon Manchester

Think you know cinema in Manchester? Think again

July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Think you know cinema in Manchester? Think again

In the world of cinema and film, something exciting is happening in Manchester.

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Marguerite

Film Review: Marguerite

March 17, 2016 Comments Off on Film Review: Marguerite

One of first foreign films I fell in love with was the 1981 French classic, Diva.

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Abel top left with family, Whitley Bay 1916 (from his daughter)

Spy on the Tyne

February 2, 2016 Comments Off on Spy on the Tyne

The North East, home to New-cy Brown and the Angel of the North. But did you realise it’s also the childhood home of a Cold War spy?

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