• Titanic The Musical @ Theatre Royal

    Make no mistake, Thom Southerland’s Titanic The Musical is nothing like the 1997 James Cameron film – except for the fact that the ship does, inevitably, sink. This chamber version by Maury Yeston (music and lyrics) and Peter Stone (story and book) has a cast list of 25 excellent...
  • The Mountain Between Us: Film Review

    It had everything going for it. And yet, somehow, the movie adaptation of the novel The Mountain Between Us is frustratingly far from a commendable work, even with Golden Globe award winners Kate Winslet and Idris Elba holding it together, and a beautiful mountainous landscape to entice. “Lives will...
  • Is it just me… or is Titanic a better love story than Romeo and Juliet?

    It’s regarded as one of the greatest romances of all time, taught in schools and performed in theatres around the world – but is Romeo and Juliet really all it’s cracked up to be? Is it truly an excellent love story, or is the romance between Jack and Rose...
  • Film Review – Triple 9

    Whilst all of us here in the UK, and pretty much everywhere else consider the digits 999 to mean urgent help required, those across the pond prefer to use 911 instead, allowing ‘triple 9’ to become a code for: officer down. The circumstance in which this three-digit code is...
  • Film Review – Steve Jobs

    Since his untimely death in 2011, Steve Jobs has been reincarnated a number of times on the big screen. From the parody film iSteve, to the attempt at a serious biopic in 2013, Jobs, it would be fair to think that this story might already be rather exhausted. However,...
  • Trailer Watch – Steve Jobs

    It’s yet another Steve Jobs film, as apparently the world needs more of a man who is the embodiment of the marmite principle. This time it’s Michael Fassbender’s turn, and this first look trailer shows about five seconds of him in the title role. Adapting Walter Isaacson’s authorised 2011 biography of...
  • “How Have You Never Seen…Titanic?”

    We’re introducing our new feature, “How Have You Never Seen…?”, where our writers finally get round to watching a classic film they’ve somehow never seen before, and review the time-honoured piece of cinema for their first time. In our first installment, Joe gets onboard with one of the most successful films in...