Tag: Helen Mirren

The Duke

The Duke

Screen Reviews

A retired taxi driver decided to steal a famous painting to raise money for the poor.

Rebus: Set 2

Screen Reviews

Ken Stott returns as the hard-drinking, hard-smoking, DI John Rebus for a second set of mysteries, based on the books by Ian Rankin. This series sees Rebus dealing with complex ciphers, underworld bosses, duplicitous businessmen, and dead cats, along with the requisite murders in each episode. Joe Frietze gives his best good cop/bad cop.

Greenfingers

Screen Reviews

It may seem implausible that a group of British convicts could become gardening champs, but Joel Hershman’s new film Greenfingers is actually loosely based on a true story! Carl F. Gauze lets you know whether this film deserves a (green) thumbs up.

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Henry V

Henry V

Archikulture Digest

Blood, guts, and kicking butt in France — it’s the age-old story of Shakespeare. Carl F. Gauze once again enjoys the salacious violence and complicated plot points of Henry V, in the moody dark of Orlando Shakes.

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

On today’s New Music Now, Judy Craddock talks to our musical guest, Nora O’Connor, about her solo album, My Heart, and the captivating new music she’s listening to right now. Tune in for great music, and more ’90s references than you can shake a scrunchie at.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

Frank Bello

Frank Bello

Features

Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.