Day: July 5, 2017

The Last Word: Film Review

The Last Word: Film Review

By Anna Power An intergenerational female friendship flick with some nice ideas at its core but like so many others panders to schmaltz in its execution, though not unenjoyably so. Octogenarian Harriet Lauler (Shirley MacLaine) lives a loveless life. Her days roll on relentlessly; her pristine home a prison of ...

Music Lovers Prefer Smaller Festivals

Music Lovers Prefer Smaller Festivals

A new survey into the festival preferences of the nation has revealed that nearly seven out of ten people prefer smaller music festivals to larger ones. The rise of the boutique festival is attributed to people’s desire to relax, with nearly three quarters saying that smaller festivals are more enjoyable ...

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Restaurant Review: Bronte

Bronte is the second venture from father-son duo Trevor and Adam Davies and judging by the success of their first project (Circus in Covent Garden), it has a lot to live up to. The brainchild of ‘cook to the stars’ Executive Chef Andrew Lassetter and Head Chef Guy Betteridge (previously ...

Song To Song: Film Review

Song To Song: Film Review

Terrence Malick has seemingly become so committed to his own self-aggrandising brand of philosophically indulgent, freeform filmmaking that one could arguably be justified in calling him the Michael Bay of arthouse auteurism. Granted, it’s impossible not to be intrigued by the output of a director who’s driven solely by his ...

Pilot captures stunning footage of Boeing 787 contrails

Pilot captures stunning footage of Boeing 787 contrails

A pilot has captured stunning footage of the contrails of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner over eastern Russia. Contrails are line-shaped clouds produced by aircraft engine exhaust, typically at aircraft cruise altitudes several miles above the Earth's surface. They are composed primarily of water, in the form of ice crystals. Lou ...

The sick man of Britain: The NHS turns 69

The sick man of Britain: The NHS turns 69

In 1853 in the run up to the Crimean War John Russell quoted Nicholas I of Russia as describing the Ottoman Empire as "the sick man of Europe". Over the years the term has been applied to most failing states within the continent and as 2016 ticked around it was Britain's turn ...