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Paddington 2 - Review

Well seeing as my level of humour for most things seems to mainly involve sarcasm and puns so awful that I like to think they go full circle and actually become good, the potential for ursine wordplay is absolutely phenomenal in something like the  642 more words


PADDINGTON BEAR 2**** A Christmas Joy

THERE ARE A couple of scenes in this marvelous movie that are guffawingly funny. When the brilliantly realized, thoroughly clutzy, Paddington (voiced by Ben Wishaw) decides he has to earn some money cleaning windows, Director Paul King (who directed the first movie) unleashes a series of comedy routines that are simply priceless. 344 more words


Hit Sandwich

They’ll talk all the way through it, they’ll ramp up the cinema bill and the sophisticated humour will be lost on them, so leave the kids at home  305 more words

Hilary A White

Review: Paddington 2

Director: Paul King

Stars: Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Hugh Grant

Paul King’s first Paddington film had little to prove, aside from confounding  fears of what might have been done to Michael Bond’s beloved bear. 1,007 more words


Against @ The Almeida

I have to say I wasn’t super excited about the prospect of Christopher Shinn’s new play Against. The blurb put me in mind of an 21st Century morality play in which Mark Zuckerberg-esque Silicon Valley tech billionaire eschews his fortune to go on a crusade to shine a light on the violence that pervades our culture. 155 more words

Don't shoot the messenger! Against at the Almeida Theatre

Saturday 19th August, evening

Against, a new play by Christopher Shinn being given its World premier at the Almeida Theatre, poses that age-old question for playwrights: how do you write a play about a fictional engineering genius if you are not a genius.   721 more words



I’ve had very mixed experiences with the work of American playwright Christopher Shinn, nurtured here by the Royal Court. I loved Then & Now, his last-but-one here at the Court (mind you, it did have a stunning performance by Eddie Redmayne), but felt his last one, Teddy Ferrara, at the Donmar, sank somewhere in mid-Atlantic. 347 more words