Day: March 30, 2017

Remembering: The Heaven’s Gate cult

Remembering: The Heaven’s Gate cult

By Nigel Watson Twenty years ago the belief that a UFO would take them away to a better life led 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult to commit mass suicide on Wednesday, 26 March 1997. The 18 women and 21 men, ranging in age from 26 to 72, killed ...

Theatre Review: Custody, Ovalhouse

Theatre Review: Custody, Ovalhouse

It's tempting to write something completely unrelated for the next 500 words. Just not talk about the play at all. Maybe chat about the weather! Or Article 50! Because Custody is so good, I don't want to spoil it for you. I don't want to hype it up, or give ...

Free Fire: Film Review

Free Fire: Film Review

By Linda Marric @linda_marric Hailed as one of the most talented and prolific directors of his generation, it is deeply satisfying to see how Ben Wheatley manages to come up with the goods year after year. Fans and critics alike can breathe a sigh of relief to discover that his ...

Ghost in the Shell: Film Review

Ghost in the Shell: Film Review

One could contemplate, for hours, the arguments for & against the judgment of director Rupert Sanders & his Hollywood moguls to cast a very caucasian Scarlett Johansson in the lead role of a live-action remake that’s based on an adored Japanese property, but the conclusion would ultimately be the same; ...