The Nutcracker and the Four Realms review

Kevin Harley 1 November 2018 Disney’s take on the classic fairytale is more gaudy confection than Christmas cracker Disney’s Nutcracker arrives with a “suggested by” credit, devoted to ETA Hoffmann and Marius Petipa. Further credits could have gone to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland or Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time, both parallel Disney examples…

Five films to watch out for at the third annual London East Asia Film Festival

Deborah Chu 30 October 2018 Expect diverse offerings from 13 East Asian countries, from chilling horror flicks to North Korean rom-coms The third annual London East Asia Film Festival returns to the capital with its largest, boldest and most varied programme yet. From Thu 25 October to Sun 4 November, cinemas across the city will…

Mirai review – Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda serves up a whimsical tale of sibling rivalry

Kevin Harley 29 October 2018 Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda serves up a whimsical tale of sibling rivalry If The Boss Baby had boasted generous doses of Studio Ghibli-esque insight and imagination, it might have resembled this animated domestic fantasy from Japanese writer-director Mamoru Hosoda. Brimming with sweetness, charm, whimsy and some epic tantrums, it plots…

Juliet, Naked review – Despite an impressive cast, this adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel about an unlikely love triangle falls rather flat

Eddie Harrison 29 October 2018 Despite an impressive cast, this adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel about an unlikely love triangle falls rather flat Nick Hornby has arguably enjoyed better results adapting other people’s work (An Education, Wild, Brooklyn) than when his own books (Fever Pitch, High Fidelity, Long Way Down) hit the big screen; despite…

Experience Titanic Live in concert, presale tickets available now

Becki Crossley 25 October 2018 Credit: Paul Sanders Screenings of James Cameron’s classic with live orchestra to go ahead in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow Tissues at the ready, Titanic Live is coming to a town near you. Fans of the blockbuster are invited to experience the tale of Jack and Rose like never before….

Scottish Queer International Film Festival announces full 2018 programme

Katharine Gemmell 25 October 2018 Run(a)way Arab SQIFF 2018 will include a focus on Queer East Asian and Arab cinema, a virtual reality project, and has a strong intention to represent marginalised voices The full programme for the fourth annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival has just been announced, with a clear focus on Queer…