Blockbuster sequels are not judged on directorial verve, ingenious plots or award-winning performances, although they certainly help.
Beowulf by Banana Bag and Bodice, Spiegeltent, Brighton Festival
SO . . . people don’t go to the theatre any more, eh? Well, they do if it’s the right show.
A young man discovers his deadly calling in this darkly comic road trip directed by Craig Viveiros.
At every great party, there is that inescapable moment when the music stops, the lights go up and all of the imperfections, which have been concealed so deliciously under a cloak of darkness, are suddenly thrown into sharp relief.
FOUR one-act plays in one night will be performed by Adur Theatre Company as part of the Adur Festival.
STEYNING Country Fair is back this year – and the aim is to beat the 2011 event, described as the “best yet”.
Adapted from the 2007 novel by Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a taut drama directed by Mira Nair about a conversation between a Pakistani professor and an American investigative journalist that might in fact be a battle of wits between a terrorist and a CIA operative.
Following strong performances in Killer Joe, Bernie, Magic Mike and The Paperboy, which garnered several awards, Matthew McConaughey’s renaissance continues with an eye-catching central turn in Jeff Nichols’s tender coming-of-age drama set in rural Arkansas.
Set largely during a blizzard along the Michigan-Canadian border, Deadfall sends a chill of disappointment down the spine.
THE iconic St Mary’s Hall, in the middle of Shoreham, will be open to the public for the first time in five years, as the venue for Adur Art Trail’s Centrepiece exhibition.
In the captain’s log from the 1960s TV series, James Tiberius Kirk brazenly split an infinitive as the crew of the Enterprise embarked on a five-year mission “to boldly go where no man has gone before”.
Picablo - Presented by Tam Teatromusica at The Old Market
The Brighton Festival Fringe annually prides itself on varied, unusual and sometimes controversial events. Last Saturday was no exception – a UK Premiere of a musical masterpiece that graphically describes the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis during WW2.
And now for something completely different...
Fred Schepisi directs this drama adapted by Judy Morris from Patrick White’s 1973 novel of the same name.
Forged in the same creative fire as StreetDance and its sequel, All Stars is a resolutely feel-good family comedy about a group of resourceful tykes who take matters into their own hands to stop bureaucrats from wrecking their local community.
Written and directed by Adam Leon, Gimme The Loot is a low-budget drama which premiered in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
Scott Moore and Jon Lucas, co-writers of the first chapter of The Hangover trilogy, make their directorial debut with a raucous and gleefully foul-mouthed comedy that attempts to replicate the boozy shenanigans of their earlier script.
IF you thought a Leona Lewis concert would involve the pop powerhouse belting out song after song, then you would be right.
Oscar-winning writer-director Pedro Almodovar returns to broad comedy for the first time since Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown with this colourful and saucy confection set almost entirely on an airplane.
Like so many European film-makers, Niels Arden Oplev has answered Hollywood’s siren song.
A re-release of Jerry Schatzberg’s road movie to coincide with the film’s 40th anniversary.
The foibles of the human heart are stranger than truth or fiction in Richard Linklater’s darkly comic yarn based on the true story of a thirty-something Texan funeral home worker who murderer his wealthy eighty-something companion but still curried sympathy from friends and neighbours.
A VERY special concert by The Hanover Band, one of the finest period instrument orchestras in the country, will be held at St Andrew and St Cuthman Church, in Vicarage Lane, Steyning, on Tuesday, May 21, at 7.30pm.
Horror compendium comprising 26 short films which were made independently by different directors who had complete creative freedom to craft a story about death and suffering themed around any word beginning with one of the letters of the alphabet.
Headline-grabbing publisher and club owner Paul Raymond had a simple business philosophy: give the public, or more specifically men, what they want.
Rob Zombie writes and directs this blood-soaked horror movie about a radio station DJ plagued by horrifying visions of the past.
Now there’s a hint of sunshine in our lives, we can actually contemplate the arrival of summer and in the cinematic terms that means the blockbusters are coming.
Director Gus Van Sant and actor Matt Damon share a rich creative history.
A year after he witnessed his best friend being savaged by a shark, Josh (Xavier Samuel) is working in a supermarket, where he stacks shelves with colleague Naomi (Alice Parkinson) under the watchful eye of their boss, Jessup (Adrian Pang).
TAKING a long hard look at extra-marital affairs, Passion Play provides a perhaps worryingly accurate portrayal of what happens when a husband is unfaithful.
Antoine Fuqua’s testosterone-fuelled thriller contrives a Die Hard In The White House scenario from an assault on Capitol Hill by heavily armed Korean terrorists who are fed up with America meddling in their affairs.
In 1988, indigenous Kanaks led by Alphonse Dianou (Iabe Lapacas) storm into a police station on Ouvea, one of the islands of New Caledonia, a French territory in the Pacific Ocean.
Festival of Chichester went live at the weekend with a city-centre launch complete with jazz band and colourful costumes.1 comment
Fond tributes have been paid on the death of one of the most important and popular artistic directors in Chichester Festival Theatre’s 51-year history.
In 1981, Sam Raimi re-invigorated the horror genre with The Evil Dead, an overtly camp, low-budget journey of terror in the company of five university students who encounter malevolent forces in the Tennessee Hills.
Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal make their directorial debut with this ensemble drama about the tug of war between reality and fiction.
SOUTHWICK Players took the brave step of bringing the adults-only comedy Losing Louis to the Barn Theatre stage last week.
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