Day: 5 October 2018

London Film Festival 2018: First Look Review – Mandy

When his beloved wife Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) is murdered in front of him by a gang of ‘Jesus freak’ bikers on industrial strength LSD, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) goes on a rage, booze and drug fuelled rampage of bloody revenge. Just look at that summary. How cool does that sound? ...

PLAYLIST: Best of SEPTEMBER 2018

It’s autumn, people. The season of layers and sour, public transport BO is upon us. While you’re considering that mid-level tog duvet on the John Lewis website (*note: I may not know this site’s audience) enjoy some of September’s seasonally-melancholy bangers in our latest playlist round-up. The highlights here? Well, ...

Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, Barnby Moor: hotel review

By Maggie Majstrova As we rattle through the English countryside in a rather crowded train carriage, I’m struck by the number of weekend trip destinations afforded to my fellow Londoners by the UK’s extensive rail network. Having spent most of my life in the capital, I suspect I haven’t explored ...

The Glenlivet Speyside Sour

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: The Glenlivet Speyside Sour

Using the simplest of ingredients, the Whisky Sour enjoyed much popularity before its recipe was first recorded, published in Jerry Thomas’ 1862 book, The Bartender’s Guide. Historical accounts suggest the drink was originally conceived by professional sailors to combat scurvy. Relying on sugar to be dissolved in water before adding the ...

Aberdeen New Dawn - Market setback creates opportunities

Aberdeen New Dawn – Market setback creates opportunities

Aberdeen New Dawn (ABD) has been using recent falls in Asian markets to reduce its underweight exposure to China (Chinese stocks dominate ABD’s benchmark). The manager has become more comfortable with the Chinese market (see page 13) and has demonstrated its ability to pick stocks, delivering strong outperformance from its ...

Henderson Diversified Income Trust – ‘Winter is coming’

Henderson Diversified Income Trust – ‘Winter is coming’

The managers of Henderson Diversified Income (HDIV) are increasingly cautious on markets. Co-manager, John Pattullo, went as far as to quote the famous “Winter is coming” line from ‘Game of Thrones’ in his latest blogpost. Not only are HDIV’s managers convinced that the upward phase of this economic cycle is ...

Setting up a cool creative business? 3 slick startup tips

Launching a creative business and sustaining its success can be trickier than solving a Rubik’s Cube one-handed. From trying to secure funding from besuited bank managers who don’t believe in your artistic vision to finding the right partners to collaborate with and deciding whether to work remotely, it’s a bit ...

Film Review: Columbus

In real life Columbus, Indiana is a rather unassuming small city located in the American heart land. With a population of around 50,000 people it would be easy to overlook Columbus in favour of the larger and more recognisable cities that can be found not too far away. Academic turned filmmaker Kogonada’s debut film ...

Film Review: Venom

In Venom, Sony’s latest Marvel offering, director Ruben Fleischer and his writing team seem to have completely failed to grasp the fact that the world has moved on from the old superhero tropes of two-dimensional characters and half-baked ideas that relied too often on a lazy premise and even lazier dialogue. This ...