Prevenge review – audacious horror from a mother of invention

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Feb 122017
 

Pregnancy is a bloody business as writer-director Alice Lowe stars as an expectant mother urged into a killing spree by her unborn baby ‘Teetering between laughter and threat’: Alice Lowe as a murderous mother-to-be in her film Prevenge. Photograph …
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Review: In ‘The Mother of Invention,’ Middle-Aged and Not at Peace With Mom

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Feb 102017
 

As detectives know all too well, witnesses can recall the same event very differently. Adding thorny family dynamics to the mix complicates matters further. David, for instance, remembers not-so-fond times with his mom, Dottie: “She gave me a beating …
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Jasmin Vardimon: Pinocchio review – joyous new levels of dance invention

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Oct 262016
 

Vardimon’s choreography is superbly performed and complemented by artful stage illusions, but this family show’s over-moralising tone slows down the story Hands-on facial features … Maria Doulgeri (Pinocchio), centre, and Aoi Nakamura (Blue Fairy) in …
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The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon – review

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Oct 102016
 

This thorough life of the late novelist isn’t true to the spirit of its iconoclastic subject ‘Intellectual wildness colours every line she ever wrote’: Angela Carter photographed at home circa 1981. Photograph: Jane Bown for the Observer It’s hard …
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