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Kylo Ren, The Force Awakens

Review: The Force Awakens

December 23, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Force Awakens

Obviously, expectations for this new Star Wars film have been sky-high.

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Moominland

Review: Moominland Midwinter, Sale

December 9, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Moominland Midwinter, Sale

Christmas is a great time for tradition. In Sweden, the midwinter festival has been a big deal for a very, very long time, but they do things differently there.

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The Zombies

The Zombies talk to Northern Soul

December 8, 2015 Comments Off on The Zombies talk to Northern Soul

They may not be the most familiar of famous 60s bands but you can be pretty sure that you’ve heard The Zombies. Think of era-defining classics such as She’s Not There and Time of the Season.

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The BFG

Review: The BFG, Bolton Octagon

November 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The BFG, Bolton Octagon

There’s no two ways about it: in the field of children’s literature, Roald Dahl is, well, a giant.

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Mackinnon & Saunders

Mackinnon and Saunders: world-class animation in Altrincham

November 2, 2015 Comments Off on Mackinnon and Saunders: world-class animation in Altrincham

If you wander into quiet, leafy Oldfield Brow just outside Altrincham, you’ll find many things that you might reasonably expect to see: a little church, a Post Office, a couple of takeaways and a butty shop.

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Donovan

Review: Donovan, RNCM, Manchester

October 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Donovan, RNCM, Manchester

In the pantheon of truly great British music acts of the 1960s, there’s no denying that Donovan deserves his place.

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Review: Asian Dub Foundation’s THX 1138, Manchester

October 22, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Asian Dub Foundation’s THX 1138, Manchester

With the hype machine cranking into first gear for The Force Awakens, it’s a timely moment to consider George Lucas’s other sci-fi film, one which is never likely to inspire a big budget sequel.

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Stuart Maconie

Back to basics: Stuart Maconie on the North

September 12, 2015 Comments Off on Back to basics: Stuart Maconie on the North

When it comes to contemporary Northern voices, Stuart Maconie’s is among the most familiar – and not only because the voice in question can be heard most days on BBC 6 Music.

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Song of the Sea

Film Review: Song of the Sea

August 8, 2015 Comments Off on Film Review: Song of the Sea

Pixar has a lot to answer for. Mainly in a good way, though.

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Paul Dano as Brian Wilson in Love and Mercy

Love & Mercy review: life as a beach boy

July 14, 2015 Comments Off on Love & Mercy review: life as a beach boy

There’s a scene in this new Brian Wilson biopic set during the late 80s when it’s mentioned that our subject is busy recording his first solo album and writing his autobiography.

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