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TV & Film Reviews

See Oscar nominated Selma before anyone…REVIEW: Wicked/Liverpool EmpireREVIEW: Hamlet, Royal Exchange TheatreNoises Off/Royal Court

See Oscar nominated Selma before anyone else

Martin Luther King move gets special preview at FACT

REVIEW: Wicked/Liverpool Empire

Mike Chapple is spellbound by a witchy wench who restores his faith in musicals

REVIEW: Hamlet, Royal Exchange Theatre

Lucy Tomlinson thinks Maxine Peake may play an angry young (wo)man, but gender is fast forgotten

Noises Off/Royal Court

Mike Chapple on a disaster that's such a winner
See Oscar nominated Selma before anyone elseSee Oscar nominated Selma before anyone elseMartin Luther King move gets special preview at FACT
REVIEW: Wicked/Liverpool EmpireREVIEW: Wicked/Liverpool EmpireMike Chapple is spellbound by a witchy wench who restores his faith in musicals
REVIEW: Hamlet, Royal Exchange TheatreREVIEW: Hamlet, Royal Exchange TheatreLucy Tomlinson thinks Maxine Peake may play an angry young (wo)man, but gender is fast forgotten
Noises Off/Royal CourtNoises Off/Royal CourtMike Chapple on a disaster that's such a winner
West Side Story/Liverpool EmpireWest Side Story/Liverpool EmpireThe turning point in musicals packs plenty of punch 60 years on
Film Review: Frank (15)Film Review: Frank (15)There's a huge papier mache head, but it's not Sidebottom's
One Dream: The Beryl Marsden Story/EpsteinOne Dream: The Beryl Marsden Story/EpsteinThe 'unsung' heroine of Merseybeat gets a dramatic voice that rises to the occasion after a faltering start
The Face ReviewedThe Face ReviewedL’Oréal Blackett is hooked on the new modelling reality show and revels in the bitchiness
From Body Confidential.
Richard and Judy back in the dockRichard and Judy back in the dockThis Morning returns to Liverpool for 25th anniversary show
The City That Rocked The World (12a)The City That Rocked The World (12a)John D Hodgkinson isn't rocked by the new Liverpool music documentary
Blood (15)Blood (15)Hilbre Island in an unspeakably grisly light in a tale of cops gone bad
Iron Man 3 ReviewedIron Man 3 ReviewedRachel Winterbottom finds Iron Man 3 magnetic watching
Evil Dead (18) ReviewedEvil Dead (18) ReviewedRachel Winterbottom finds it more schlock than shock
Oz The Great And Powerful 3D (PG)Oz The Great And Powerful 3D (PG)Rachel Winterbottom finds this prequel more than a pair of ruby slippers short of the 1939 classic
Hope/Liverpool Royal CourtHope/Liverpool Royal CourtWomack and Womack thriller is well worth the trip, says Emma Griffiths
Django Unchained (18)Django Unchained (18)Tarantino's bloodstained dark wit could even be a hit
Les Miserables ReviewedLes Miserables ReviewedJoan Davies thinks you'll love if a fan already, if not then it's very long
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (12A)The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (12A)Rachel Winterbottom loves it fast and full of high definition action
Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (12A) ReviewedBreaking Dawn, Part 2 (12A) ReviewedRachel Winterbottom would like to forget any of this ever happened
Skyfall (12a)Skyfall (12a)Craggy Craig rescues a thin plot from a blond villain
The Shining in full glory for HalloweenThe Shining in full glory for HalloweenBe careful who you talk to in hotel corridors
TV Review: Dallas, (Channel 5)TV Review: Dallas, (Channel 5)Gerry Corner watches JR rise from the TV graveyard
TV: Olympics 2012 and Closing CeremonyTV: Olympics 2012 and Closing CeremonyGerry Corner finds that after a fortnight of smooth running, the nation finally got to give something a good kicking
The Dark Knight Rises ReviewedThe Dark Knight Rises ReviewedKevin Bourke reviews the latest very noisy Batman extravaganza
The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (12A)The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (12A)Rachel Winterbottom fantasizes about arachnophilia
Dark Shadows (12A) ReviewedDark Shadows (12A) ReviewedRachel Winterbottom reviews the fate of Tim Burton’s new film – and there’s nothing promising about Depp’s destiny.
Avengers Assemble (12A) ReviewedAvengers Assemble (12A) ReviewedRachel Winterbottom, Confidential's superhero correspondent, takes over the world - or at least likes the film
The Cabin in the Woods (15) ReviewedThe Cabin in the Woods (15) ReviewedRachel Winterbottom gets twisted in a forest thriller that's a bit of a gem
TV Review: Derek/Channel 4TV Review: Derek/Channel 4Gerry Corner finds the new Ricky Gervais outing not very good, but is that the most troubling thing about it?
Hunger Games ReviewedHunger Games ReviewedRachel Winterbottom is avoiding death with the latest movie
John Carter (12A) ReviewedJohn Carter (12A) ReviewedRachel Winterbottom enjoys a Martian romp with a CGI dog....so to speak
The Woman in Black (12A) ReviewedThe Woman in Black (12A) ReviewedRachel Winterbottom thinks Daniel Radcliffe does a good job post-Potter
The Muppets (PG) ReviewedThe Muppets (PG) ReviewedGary Ryan enjoys himself in a material world
Films: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsFilms: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsRachel Winterbottom is not particularly stimulated by the detective sequel
Weekend Larks (9-11 December)Weekend Larks (9-11 December)Swerve the X Factor final with a cool Amnesty gig, carols and films at St Luke's, salsa and a rave. Yes a rave
In Time (12a): Movie ReviewIn Time (12a): Movie ReviewRachel Winterbottom isn't sure by a futuristic caper
Real Steel (12A)Real Steel (12A)Rachel Winterbottom gets to grip with futuristic tumbling
The Resistible Rise Of Arturo UiThe Resistible Rise Of Arturo UiBrecht's cautionary tale of fascism is a thought provoking triumph, says Heather Smith
TV Review: Can You Trust Your Doctor?TV Review: Can You Trust Your Doctor?Lynda Moyo has a near death experience because of a Dispatches documentary
From Body Confidential.
Melancholia (15)Melancholia (15)Rachel Winterbottom goes to the ends of the Earth to be Spellbound

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Anonymous

You should have seen Frank Sidebottom when he played The Zanzibar. Great days.

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Not THAT Jon Ronson surely? The pseudo-American twerp from Swansea with the mystifyingly successful…

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Judith Patterson

If she was that good, why wasn't she taken on?

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We went to the Cavern Club and the Epstein Theatre productions and thought they were both…

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