Category : Focus

by Admin - 4 hours ago

The Enemy review – Ibsen goes digital

Dundee RepA powerful overhaul of An Enemy of the People weaves texts and emails seamlessly into the actionKieran Hurley’s take on Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People was about to go into rehearsals in March 2020. What better moment to stage a play...

by Admin - 4 hours ago

Noguchi review – the sculptor who was high on life

Barbican Art Gallery, LondonPlayful, abstract, made in the aftermath of war… what unites the Japanese American sculptor’s all-embracing work – the art, the furniture, the ballet sets – is his sheer joy of makingIf Isamu Noguchi (1904-88) hadn’t been...

by Admin - 4 hours ago

Ron’s Gone Wrong review – boy meets bot, bot beats bullies

This story of a young loner lent confidence by an animatronic accomplice is fun if familiarAn asthmatic loner who lives with his eccentric Bulgarian grandmother (Olivia Colman), 13-year-old Barney Pudowski (Jack Dylan Grazer) is yet to crack the code...

by Admin - 5 hours ago

How Leonard Cohen mined sacred texts for lyrics to his songs

New book reveals extent of the musician’s fascination with scriptures of Judaism and Christianity“She tied you to a kitchen chair, she broke your throne and she cut your hair, and from your lips she drew the Hallelujah...” No one hearing these lyrics...

by Admin - 6 hours ago

Gandhi in heels? Maria Callas statue hits the wrong note

Critics compare figure of famous soprano erected in Greek capital to an Oscar statuette Drama in life, drama in posterity. For Maria Callas, Greece’s greatest diva, there is, even 44 years after her death, no let up from the artistic wrangling that w...

by Admin - 7 hours ago

Billy Connolly: ‘It might be lovely on the other side’

Welder, comedian, Hollywood star, celebrated artist… The life story of Billy Connolly has been a real page turner. Here, he talks about love, loss and landing on his feetA fostered-off schoolboy going nowhere fast, turned apprentice welder on the Cly...

by Admin - 7 hours ago

The Last Duel review – swordplay without subtlety

Ridley Scott gets bogged down in medieval mud and murk as he attempts to tell a rape-revenge story starring Jodie Comer, Matt Damon and Adam DriverRidley Scott’s latest epic plays like an armour-clad reimagining of Rashomon crossed with a #MeToo-infl...