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Music Review: The Monochrome Set, Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Dec 8, 2018 No Comments

Bid is ill.

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School for Scandal

Food Review: School for Scandal, Manchester

Nov 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: School for Scandal, Manchester

Sheridan’s classic 18th century stage comedy School for Scandal concerns a country squire’s daughter marrying into money and becoming embroiled in an elaborate web of vicious gossip cooked up by the wealthy folk she’s now hanging about with.

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Dakota Johnson in "Suspiria."

Film Review: Suspiria

Nov 12, 2018 Comments Off on Film Review: Suspiria

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

Oct 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

Oct 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

Oct 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

Oct 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

Oct 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

Oct 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

Sep 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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