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Brazil (1985)

Brazil (1985)

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Terry Gilliam Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro Watch this if you liked: Monty Python Brazil starts ‘Somewhere in the 20th century’ floating in the clouds until the camera descends to a TV shop showing the news before it gets

Doctor Who s08e03: Robot of Sherwood

Doctor Who s08e03: Robot of Sherwood

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Paul Murphy Writer: Mark Gatiss Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Tom Riley Running time: 46 minutes 16 seconds on DVD Watch this if you enjoyed: Robin Hood Men in Tights; pantomimes ‘Robot of Sherwood’ is a cheesy pantomime episode aimed squarely at families and pizza-lovers. Clara (Jenna Coleman) wants

Doctor Who s08e02: Into the Dalek

Doctor Who s08e02: Into the Dalek

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Ben Wheatley Writers: Phil Ford, Steven Moffat, Terry Nation (characters: “Daleks”) Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Zawe Ashton Running time: 46 minutes, 48 seconds (approx) on DVD ‘Into the Dalek’ begins with a space battle, a lone X-wing — oops, human fighter — fleeing a massive dalek mother ship

Earth Star by Janet Edwards

Earth Star by Janet Edwards

A review by Rebecca Muir ISBN: 9781616148973 Publisher: Pyr (Prometheus Books) Format: paperback, 276 pages Earth Star is the sequel to Earth Girl. I loved Earth Girl, so I leapt at the chance to read and review Earth Star, and I wasn’t disappointed. Janet Edwards has created a funny and endearing character in protagonist Jarra.

Modern Family season 5

Modern Family season 5

A review by Nalini Haynes Some spoilers If you haven’t heard of Modern Family by now, my first reaction is to ask where you’ve been hiding. It’s a comedy that has taken the international community by storm with its diverse cast, familial conflicts, comedy and great heart. Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill) is the patriarch of

Amnesia by Peter Carey

Amnesia by Peter Carey

A review by Nalini Haynes ISBN-13: 9781926428604 ISBN-10: 1926428609 Format: Paperback, 384 pages Imprint: Hamish Hamilton (Penguin) Trigger warnings: violence to women, rape, references to drug abuse, alcoholism In 2010, Felix Moore, a 67-year-old journalist, is sued. The judge finds in favour of the plaintiff to the tune of $120,000. Felix is washed up, a has-been.  His

Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti

Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti

A review by Nalini Haynes ISBN: 9781408861981 Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Format: Hardback, 56 pages Hansel & Gretel is a retelling of the original Grimm Brothers fairy tale. Hansel & Gretel are children of a poor family. Their woodcutter father is henpecked by his wife until he abandons his children in the forest so the parents

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Atlantia by Ally Condie

A review by Elizabeth Manthos ISBN-10: 0525426442 ISBN-13: 978-0525426448 Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Format: hardcover, 320 pages Can you hear Atlantia breathing? For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above – of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But all her plans for the future are thwarted

23 Years on Fire by Joel Shepherd

23 Years on Fire by Joel Shepherd

A review by Rebecca Muir ISBN: 9781616148096 Publisher: Pyr (Prometheus Books) Format: paperback, 433 pages 23 Years on Fire is the fourth book in Joel Shepherd’s Cassandra Kresnov series, although it is the first of the series that I have read. The book continues the story of Cassandra, or Sandy to her friends. Sandy is