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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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Review: Kate Atkinson, Manchester Literature Festival

October 28, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Kate Atkinson, Manchester Literature Festival

I’m a binge-reader. I used to be someone who hovered over books slowly, drinking them in, pondering, possibly having a really good sniff of the spine.

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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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Hamiltonic: Tarsier Gin

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Tarsier Gin

In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Gin Correspondent Robert Hamilton samples the best gin that the North has to offer and talks to the people who make it. This week, he chats to the good folk at Tarsier Gin in Manchester and sips a few samples. 

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Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors and Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

If you’ve ever been to the city of York, you’ll no doubt have fallen in love with it, if not with the hen and stag nights.

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Slip of a Fish, Amy Arnold

Book Review: Slip of a Fish by Amy Arnold

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Slip of a Fish by Amy Arnold

Have you ever read a book that left you astounded?

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Theatre Review: To Have To Shoot Irishmen, Everyman, Liverpool

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: To Have To Shoot Irishmen, Everyman, Liverpool

Lizzie Nunnery’s new ‘play with songs’, To Have To Shoot Irishmen, has been touring since the beginning of October.

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Enigma Variations, Andre Aciman

Review: Andre Aciman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Andre Aciman, Manchester Literature Festival

I read chapters from Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City in the bath.

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Theatre Review: Long Joan Silver, Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool

October 24, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Long Joan Silver, Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool

Think of fringe theatre and you might imagine dangerous theatrical adventures at the edge of good taste, the brave and risky heading inexorably towards the outer limits of self-indulgence.

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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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