Wendy and Lucy (Dir. Kelly Reichardt)

Tom Bonnick Through no fault of her own, Michelle Williams has over the years acquired a number of apparently indelible labels, which until recently it seemed that she would never be able to shed from her career and personal…

The Young Victoria (Dir. Jean Marc Vallée)

Louise Ogden Despite being England’s longest reigning monarch to date, Victoria has hardly proved a feature film favourite, her most notable depiction being ‘Mrs Brown’, in which Judi Dench painted a picture of the sour-faced, mourning widow she became…

Gran Torino (Dir. Clint Eastwood)

Claire Strickett For what it has been said will be his last ever appearance in front of the camera, Clint Eastwood has chosen a role that cleverly plays on our familiarity with his long, impressive career.  Gran Torino casts…

Das Pop – 17/02/2009 – King Tut’s

“Children of Glasgow. We are Das Pop. We are going to be your friends tonight.” Lights focus on sparkling drums, then bass, guitar and finally vocals; a slick opening to a buzzing, animated and surprisingly friendly…

Peter Doherty – 24/02/2009 – The Arches

Languorous types Ex-Lovers kick off tonight’s proceedings.   Sadly, their half-dreamy, half-bored take on inter-band relationships (as The NME would have it) loses its wintery, ethereal quality in a space so huge and is simply lost on…

Emmy: the greatest show on Earth?

Emmy the Great’s frontwoman stops to talk Cantopop, Sweet Valley High and Samuel Beckett with Oisín Kealy Emma-Lee Moss has been ‘next year’s big thing’ since 2006. This year, she’s more of a buried treasure. It seems folk was…

Swap shop

Gloom is looming, credit is crunching, and it’s still too expensive to turn the heating on. Given the ever more realistic prospect that none of us may ever find the proper job we need to fend…

Espresso yourself

Claire Strickett ups her caffeine intake and reviews coffee houses in the West End There are times in life — after a grilling in your 9am tutorial; when you have 1000 words to go on your essay the day…

Giving weight to proceedings

Markee Rambo-Hood on a bold but flawed performance of Paperweight at the Citizens Theatre Paperweight details the struggle of two office workers and the monotony of their office life. The play follows a working day in the life of…