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Month: August 2017

70% #OutOf100 – ‘Everything, Everything’ Starring Amandla Stenberg Is a Sweet YA Film Not for Parents

So this film is not, I repeat NOT for parents. It’s also not for film critics, thinking critically. For Everything, Everything you need to suspend a few things. Adapted from the popular YA novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything tells the tale of Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who is unable to leave the protection of the hermetically-sealed environment within her house because of an illness. Olly (Nick Robinson) is the boy next door who won’t let that stop them from being together. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, Maddy and...

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80% #OutOf100: Shelia Atim and Arinzé Kene Showcase Impressive Musical Talent In “Girl From The North Country,” Old Vic Theatre

Conor McPherson’s Latest Melo(dic)drama Is Built Around 20 Songs By Bob Dylan Take the back catalogue of a 20th century counter-culture musical icon, add an award-winning playwright and you don’t necessarily get your run-of-the-mill juke box musical. Old Vic artistic director Matthew Warchus explains in the programme foreword, that Girl from The North Country isn’t really a musical, but a singing-and-speaking collaboration across time. He wants to call it a melodrama, with ‘melo’ meaning melody or music, which is a recognised secondary meaning of the word. However, he concedes that its modern primary use, describing sensational drama with exaggerated...

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