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Da Vinci’s Demons s01e06: The Devil

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e06: The Devil

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Jamie Payne Writers: David S Goyer (creator), Brian Nelson & Marco Ramirez (writers) Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Blake Ritson Special appearances: sausages, meat, potatoes, dongs, peanuts, cocks – SO MUCH MALE GENITALIA. Warning: full frontal male nudity in the ‘zode discussed in this review. Having humiliated the magistrate to avoid a conflagration, Leonardo da

Doctor Who s01e11: Boom Town

Doctor Who s01e11: Boom Town

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Joe Ahearne Writer: Russell T. Davies Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, William Thomas, John Barrowman The Doctor (Eccleston), Rose (Piper) and Captain Jack (Barrowman) land in Cardiff to refuel the TARDIS by tapping into the Rift that was first mentioned in the Unquiet Dead. Mickey arrives to deliver Rose her passport, only to feel

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

A review by Elizabeth Manthos The Gospel of Loki is the first adult epic fantasy novel from the best selling author of Chocolat. The novel is a first person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods, all from the point of view of the trickster god himself, Loki. It tells the story

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A review by C J Dee Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee Other notable appearances: Talking monkeys Running time: 130 minutes Watch this if you liked: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, King Kong Rating: ★★★★☆ 4/5 stars Following the events of Rise of the

Motion of Light in Water

Motion of Light in Water

A review by Nalini Haynes Created by Elbow Room Inspired by the work of Samuel R Delany & Marilyn Hacker Director: Marcel Dorney Designers: Matt Adey and Zoë Rouse Lighting Designer: Kris Chainey Music composition and performance: THE SWEATS Producer: Dean Cartmel Cast: Paul Blenheim, Ray Chong Nee, Tom Dent, Laura Maitland, Emily Tomlins and

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e05: The Tower

Da Vinci’s Demons s01e05: The Tower

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Jamie Payne Writers: David S Goyer (creator), Joe Ahearne (writer) Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Elliot Cowan No good deed goes unpunished. During Florence’s aristocratic victory celebration, Leonardo was arrested for sodomy before being imprisoned in the tower. If Rome can’t have da Vinci, they plan to deny Florence the use of Leonardo’s services. Francesco

Misfits s03e03 comic book hero

Misfits s03e03 comic book hero

A review by Nalini Haynes Creator: Howard Overman Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Antonia Thomas Watch this if you like: comic book movies In the vein of Doctor Who‘s ‘Fear Her’ episode and Heroes first season, the Misfits take on a comic book artist. Wearing his mask, Simon saves a guy a mugging, taking a beating for

Doctor Who s01e10: The Doctor Dances

Doctor Who s01e10: The Doctor Dances

A review by Nalini Haynes Director:  James Hawes Writer:  Steven Moffat Stars:  Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, Albert Valentine The Doctor Dances is part two of the story started in The Empty Child, where the Doctor and Rose arrive in 1941 London to search for an alien ship that sent a distress beacon as it travelled through time. If you haven’t

Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

A review by Nalini Haynes Kelpie is a homeless malnourished girl of indeterminate age inhabiting Razorhurst, a notorious area in Sydney, in 1932. Kelpie can see ghosts. Tommy haunts a particular lane in Razorhurst. He knows Kelpie is starving so he entices her to enter a boarding house whose inhabitants are renown for violence. Tommy