Film review: The White King

Husband and wife filmmakers Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht imagine a tense, absorbing totalitarian state in their debut feature The White King

Film review: The White King

Husband and wife filmmakers Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht imagine a tense, absorbing totalitarian state in their debut feature The White King

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June 22, 2016

Film review: The First Monday In May

Behind the scenes doc following the lead up to fashion's biggest bash of the year, the Met Gala

Film review: The First Monday In May

Behind the scenes doc following the lead up to fashion's biggest bash of the year, the Met Gala

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June 17, 2016

Fringe theatre: Every Brilliant Thing | Confirmation | Am I Dead Yet? | Scaramouche Jones

There’s an array of bold, brilliant British writing on display at this year’s Fringe. Here Katrina Conaglen looks at a selection of sure-to-please shows that deftly discuss difficult topics while keeping you laughing throughout Every Brilliant Thing At Summerhall there’s a fantastic programme of new writing and powerful theatre. This one might be already sold out, …

Blog Theatre Shows August 25, 2015

Love and sex at the Fringe

Love (and its frequent bedfellow, sex) is as perennial a subject in art as you can get, though the question is always how to talk anew about something writers have been banging on about for millennia. This year’s Fringe proves that gooey-hearted (that sounds disgusting, but you follow) romantics are alive and well, desperate to convey …

Blog August 24, 2015

Jonny Donahoe on Every Brilliant Thing

Initially, you may be sceptical that a play about suicide and depression can be at once hilarious and genuinely uplifting, but such it is with Duncan Macmillian’s Every Brilliant Thing. Katrina Conaglen spoke to stand-up comedian Jonny Donahoe, who performs in the play, about bringing humour to the darkest of topics, how to successfully involve an audience, …

Interviews Theatre August 19, 2015

The Pajama Men: ‘There has to be a risk of failure’

They were once described as “The Velvet Underground of comedy”, which makes Albuquerque comedy duo The Pajama Men sound more niche and less accessible than they actually are, but speaks to their extreme cache of comedic coolness and far-reaching influence on other comic acts. Friends since high school, the pair – Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez – have …

Film review: Bereave

Malcolm McDowell was scheduled to appear in person at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, but pulled out at the eleventh hour with little explanation. Watching Bereave, the film he stars in that is premiering at the Festival, it becomes clear why: here is a misconceived, turgid, corpulent movie, tonally confused and actively unpleasant to watch. Review by Katrina …

Film review: The Overnight

Sharp comic performances from Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, Listen Up Philip) and a nifty script elevate director Patrick Brice’s new marital sex comedy The Overnight into genuinely comedic territory. Review by Katrina Conaglen at Edinburgh International Film Festival The phrase “marital sex comedy” should …

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