A biting satire on bourgeois family values set in the shadow of the European refugee crisis is how you could describe Michael Haneke’s latest film Happy End (ICA and Curzon cinemas). When her mother falls ill under mysterious circumstances 13-year-old Eve (Fantine Harduin) is sent to live with her estranged father, Thomas’s (Mathieu Kassovitz) relatives […]
I had been looking forward to Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Clive Coleman’s new play Young Marx, which kicks off the inaugural season at the 900-seat Bridge Theatre (One Tower Bridge, SE1), run by ex-National Theatre supremo Nicholas Hytner, who also directs, and his long-term associate Nick Starr, but in the event it […]
Justice, passion and betrayal fuel the drama of Agatha Christie’s classic crime thriller, Witness For The Prosecution, which returns in the wonderfully appropriate courtroom setting of the disused council chamber at County Hall, London. Based on the 1925 short story called Traitor Hands, and much adapted for screens big and small, Christie’s play is easily […]
Peter McGahan looks at the current exchange-traded funds and cautions history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.
My late father gave me many tips. One that often comes to mind is: ‘when everyone starts running one way, I walk, or even step aside’. Whilst managing money over the years, that one strategy has worked well. Goldman Sachs telling us oil would hit $200 a barrel was a sure fire sign to sell […]
After Lingaa, KS Ravikumar directed a Kannada/Tamil bilingual film Mudinja Ivana Pudi and now he is busy shooting for his untitled Telugu flick with Balakrishna in the lead. KS Ravikumar as we know is a man of speed and would finish his shoot in a quick succession. This Telugu film is in its final stages […]
One of the best plays of the past two decades, namely Joe Penhall’s Olivier Award-winning 2000 work Blue/Orange is back in a first-rate revival, directed by Matthew Xia, at the Young Vic Theatre.
One of the best plays of the past two decades, namely Joe Penhall’s Olivier Award-winning 2000 work Blue/Orange is back in a first-rate revival, directed by Matthew Xia, at the Young Vic Theatre. Set in an NHS psychiatric unit, the play focuses on a power struggle between two doctors, the older consultant Robert and junior […]
A feast for the eyes but Salomé lacks the dramatic impetus to fully engage the audience, writes Laurence Green.
An infamous biblical tale is turned on its head in Yaël Farber’s radically reimagined version of Salomé at the National Theatre’s Olivier auditorium. The story of Salomé, who demanded the head of John the Baptist as reward for her seductive dancing has been told before notably by Oscar Wilde and Richard Strauss, but never like […]
Two thirds (63 percent) of over 60s say they are happier now than they have ever been … and the don’t miss the strife that comes with being young.
Ferrying the kids around, having a boss who breathes down your neck – and the daily stress of running a family home, have emerged among a list of things the older generation DO NOT miss about being younger, according to a new study. Worrying about your weight, being woken up by the sound of an […]
While the brain is undoubtedly a remarkable organ, it can, like all areas of our body, benefit from a little extra attention.
Despite what movies like Lucy and Limitless might lead you to believe, humans do use 100% of their total brain capacity. It’s simply that some portions of the brain may be more active than others during a particular task. A healthy brain will fire all its neurons and make use of all its areas at […]
Yanis Varoufakis argues that only a progressive approach to Brexit can deliver a solution that is equitable to future UK/EU relations
Insurgencies often end up betraying the ideals that motivated them. Brexit seems no different. In no time, it has shed its intellectually most powerful motive: the full restoration of sovereignty to the House of Commons. Parliament’s sovereignty over the future of UK-EU arrangements has been dealt three blows since the Brexit referendum. First, Prime Minister […]