Category Archives: Reviews

Dreams of a Life

38 year old Joyce Vincent died in 2003, after wrapping her Christmas presents. Her body was not discovered until three years later, when she was found in an armchair, the television still on. In a city so densely compact, how is it possible for a person to become lost? Dorian Stone reviews Carol Morley’s drama-documentary DREAMS OF A LIFE.

Messy Christmas with Midnight Movies

I start this December evening off by walking along the quiet, cold streets from Hackney Central station towards the welcoming stylised Hollywood Sign lights of the gorgeous new Hackney Picturehouse. Inside, I partake in the necessary beverage drinking to warm my cockles – having a bottle of the new London Fields Brewery Hackney Picturehouse Pale … Continue reading Messy Christmas with Midnight Movies


After an argument, one ten year old boy hits another in the face with a stick. The next day, the parents meet to sort out things in a polite and civilized fashion. Let the politically correct mayhem commence! Mihai Kolcsar reviews Polanski’s latest.