FILM REVIEW: A United Kingdom (Asante, 2016)

This review was originally published at ImpulseGamer.com.au Occasionally British films are not afraid to offer a glimpse of optimism, which may be dismissed as clichéd. A United Kingdom is a prime example of this. Like 2015’s Brooklyn, the film locates a hopefulness in the very context hampering it, centring its story within the midst of interracial and political tensions. Directed by Amma Asante (Belle), A … Continue reading FILM REVIEW: A United Kingdom (Asante, 2016)

THEATRE REVIEW: The Taming of the Shrew (Montague Basement, 2016)

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is easily subject to criticism about its misogyny and therefore its relevance in contemporary society. Montague Basement’s production, however, is a fresh interpretation that revitalises its outdated predecessor, forefronting victims of domestic violence and transporting Shakespeare’s comedic play to a dramatic platform. Staged initially on a blank stage with black curtains draped on the wings, director Caitlin West has … Continue reading THEATRE REVIEW: The Taming of the Shrew (Montague Basement, 2016)