Tag: Film

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, reviewed by Francesca Baker

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Back in 1948 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger took Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale about a pair of red ballet shoes which force their wearer to dance until she dies, and turned it into a technicolour parable on the all-consuming nature of art. Last year, it was remade into another masterpiece by New Adventures artistic director Sir Matthew Bourne.

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May The Toys Be With You, by Anna Morell

Star Wars toys at The Beaney

A shift in the Force has been palpable in recent months, as the world waited for the release of the latest ‘Star Wars’ film. Shops upped the price of toys (even toys from the dreadful prequels) and supermarkets increased their ranges of clothing – in adult sizes. They knew, as does Canterbury’s excellent museum, The…

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Film Review: The Duke of Burgundy, by Cameron A. Straughan

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‘The Duke Of Burgundy’ was both a fictional pub in the classic Ealing comedy ‘Passport To Pimlico’ (1949), and additionally, happens to be the name of a certain species of butterfly found only in England. Far from a film about a friendly neighbourhood pub, or an educational chat with David Attenborough, the 2014 incarnation of ‘The Duke Of Burgundy’ is encased…

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