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Author: Andy Murray

Dakota Johnson in "Suspiria."

Film Review: Suspiria

November 12, 2018 No Comments

Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film Suspiria is a nutty barrage of sights and sounds akin to a particularly unhinged ghost train ride, centred around ambitious young Suzy Bannion joining a Viennese dance academy which she discovers is run by a secretive coven of witches with murderous plans.

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Film Review: Possum

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Possum

Possum is a film which could wrong-foot a lot of people.

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Peterloo

Film Review: Peterloo

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Peterloo

Over the course of 14 feature films Mike Leigh has covered a wide range of subjects, from the disastrous opening of a French restaurant and the fall of a post-war abortionist to an adopted daughter tracking down her birth mother and Gilbert & Sullivan getting their second wind.

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Jilted John 1978

Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

There’s a scene in the episode of Coronation Street that went out on New Year’s Day 1979 in which Helen Worth as Gail Potter is waiting outside a cinema in Manchester for a date with her boyfriend Brian.

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TV Review: Doctor Who

October 8, 2018 Comments Off on TV Review: Doctor Who

Understandably, most of the buzz about the return of Doctor Who has been around the casting of Jodie Whittaker, with some of the more dimwitted commentators announcing that the show was now dead to them with an actual female woman in the lead.

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David Nolan

“This is Manc Noir.” Black Moss author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul

October 3, 2018 Comments Off on “This is Manc Noir.” Black Moss author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul

For many authors, the path to their first novel can be a long and winding road.

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Mark Kermode

How Does It Feel? Mark Kermode talks skiffle, Slade and being on stage

October 2, 2018 Comments Off on How Does It Feel? Mark Kermode talks skiffle, Slade and being on stage

These days Mark Kermode draws a large, loyal audience every Friday afternoon for his Film Review show with Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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Torchlit Procession, The Village Green

Review: Festival No.6, Portmeirion, North Wales

September 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Festival No.6, Portmeirion, North Wales

There’s an air of sadness at the end of a festival weekend as tents are packed up and the latest voguish accessories are put away (this year: glittery pleated capes, peaked caps and elaborately large feathers).

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Think cross-stitch is for old ladies? Think again. Northern Soul talks to a self-confessed crosstitute

July 7, 2018 Comments Off on Think cross-stitch is for old ladies? Think again. Northern Soul talks to a self-confessed crosstitute

Cross-stitch is a much-loved art form which comes with certain connotations, namely of a homely, old-school, maybe slightly twee craft which enables its practitioners to immortalise pets, flowers and warm, welcoming slogans.

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Food Review: Mr White’s English Chophouse, Manchester

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Mr White’s English Chophouse, Manchester

Manchester city centre already has its fair share of Chop Houses what with Sam’s, Mr Thomas’s and the Albert Square one, but Mr White’s English Chophouse is a different proposition unrelated to them.

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