Category Archives: Review

Hidden Figures – Film Review

Hidden Figures is based on the true story of three African American female mathematicians – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – who worked at NASA in the 1960s. Given the racism and sexism of the time, this was … Continue reading

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Moonlight – film review

Last weekend, Moonlight made Oscar to history by becoming the first film with an all-black cast to win Best Picture, the first LGBT-themed themed film to win Best Picture and only the second film (behind Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A … Continue reading

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Lion: Film Review

(Includes some spoilers) Lion is a film that I went into with few expectations. I didn’t know too much about the story, except that it involved Dev Patel’s character losing touch with his family and then tracing them through Google … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – theatre review

Over the last couple of years, Sheffield Theatres have been premiering brand new musicals from British writers. Both This Is My Family and Flowers For Mrs Harris were undoubted successes (with the former touring round the country and restaging at … Continue reading

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T2: Trainspotting – film review

If you’re in your 40s, it’s a pretty safe bet that, about 20 years ago, either you or someone you know will have had a Trainspotting poster on their wall. And owned the soundtrack. And, of course, went to see … Continue reading

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After Miss Julie – theatre

I went to the Moor Theatre Delicatessen earlier this week to see Day One’s debut production, Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie. A full review should be up over on Exeunt very soon, but here’s a few brief thoughts: I saw … Continue reading

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