Archive for December, 2009

27/12/09

I’m going to make this easy for you. You should see An Adagio Christmas. Actually, since this review is late, sorry, you should have seen it. Unless, that is you saw it the first time around. Back when it was just called Adagio. Because it is the same show, with a little tinsel added. Of [...]

23/12/09

I’m nearing my three month anniversary of living in Berlin. I’ve eaten many a Doener, I’ve drunk litres of beer, seen litres of theatre, been to a Fag bar, and in the weekend I took part in my first flash mob. The Berlin Ring Bahn Party. Or- the party on the train line that circles [...]

22/12/09

It’s not easy being a kid, especially a nine year old. I have faint recollections of my nine year old self, but I do remember being frustrated. Be it in school, where I felt like my classmates were holding me back; be it in the playground, where I was falling prey to numerous less-than-savoury influences [...]

22/12/09

In Steven Soderbergh’s latest comedy, our hero is a more-than-slightly odd Vice President at a giant agri-business corporation, ADM, who narrates in non-sequiturs and always seems to be on the verge of flipping out. His mustachioed, bespectacled visage is a cheerful, kooky one, belying the hotbed of neuroses and paranoia boiling underneath. He talks with [...]

22/12/09

Perhaps we’re asking too much of our horror films these days. Ever since Scream’s debut in 1996, and perhaps even before, audiences have been less impressed by straight horror films. No longer will scare chords and a man in a mask or make-up suffice – they need to come with a twist that depends on [...]

22/12/09

Detroit, Michigan is a city known around the world as the heart of the American automotive industry. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler call the city home, and with the automotive industry being one of the most important industries to America’s economy (it represented 3.3% of US Gross Domestic Product in 2002) its importance to Detroit’s [...]

22/12/09

William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus is very much the work of a young writer. Brash, bloody and full of life. It madly flings its plot of murder, madness and men based pies across the stage with an energy that cannot help but be infectious. It is a play almost made for the young and hungry to [...]

11/12/09

I’m not much of a materialist. My room is a relatively spartan place: some clothes hang from a rail, a few pictures sit on the wall, there’s a desk in one corner, and a shelf full of books in another. All in all, it’s a pretty basic living space, so it goes without saying that [...]