Minireview: Reggie Watts – Spatial

A special that is impossible to dislike, but one that ultimately would have benefitted from being a little more polished. Reggie Watt's style of off-the-wall semi-improv is always delightful, but at times feel too self-indulgent and/or sloppy to overcome the ever-increasing lack of novelty it is starting to suffer from. Check out if you like: … Continue reading Minireview: Reggie Watts – Spatial

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A History of Plunder: The Benin Bronzes

In December, 1896 a trading expedition led by British Vice Consul General James R. Phillips set off for Benin City, the capital of the Edo empire which lies in modern day Nigeria. A messenger sent ahead of the group reached the King of Benin (the Edo capital) heralding the arrival of the Europeans. King Ovanramwen, … Continue reading A History of Plunder: The Benin Bronzes

Minireview: Demetri Martin – Live (At The Time)

Lacking some of the charm and novelty of previous offerings. A good show that still holds much of Martin's distinctive observational stylings, but one that ultimately feels like a watered-down version of earlier work. Check out if you like: Witty comedy with just a tiny twist of weirdness Avoid if you prefer: Jokes only Mensa … Continue reading Minireview: Demetri Martin – Live (At The Time)

Minireview: T2 Trainspotting

2017 dir. Danny Boyle A strong offering from Danny Boyle. Coasts by on nostalgia borrowed from the first film but sadly doesn't stand alone as anything other than a companion piece. Check out if you like: Nostalgia, film soundtracks, Scotland Avoid if you dislike: The original Trainspotting film in any way

Minireview: Trevor Noah – Afraid Of The Dark

Noah's attempt to get by on charm and personality alone fall flat. A perfect example of a great comedian struggling with mediocre material. There are some excellent moments, but the special generally suffers from predictable jokes, boring tropes and drawn out impressions that take up too much space and offer little beyond a handful of … Continue reading Minireview: Trevor Noah – Afraid Of The Dark