Culture

The Favourite – Film Review

  When satire is this polished and proud, we can take heart that satirists, in all mediums, are safe from censorship. Probably because of the infighting of those that want to control their countries and states but are too busy dancing, prancing and unromancing.   Yorgos Lanthimos is fast becoming […]

When Banksy came to Port Talbot.

Bethan Sayed, Plaid Cymru AM for South Wales West ‘They’re making Banksy mugs, coasters, t shirts and stuff in the town already to sell to the tourists coming! We’re getting 2,000 people a day visiting the garage, from as far away as Australia. I think someone wants to write a […]

Thunder Road – Film Review

  Aaron Farrell I first saw Thunder Road in Screenwriting class during my first year at University. We were particularly interested in the short film as a form of visual storytelling. Within that one take, I was in awe of the presence of an emotionally erratic man grieving his mother. […]

Wales: The First and Final Colony – Extracts

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price will conclude the 2018 leg of his leader’s tour with a visit to the International Politics Hall at Aberystwyth University tonight, December 13, at 7pm. Here are some key extracts from his new book The First and Final Colony.     We’ve comforted ourselves too […]

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – Film Review

   Aaron Farrell  ‘Thwip and release, thwip and release,’ prompts Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) teaching a young Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) to web-swing through white powdered pine trees as they flee an in-pursuit Doc Ock (Katherine Hahn – that’s right, an inspired female Octavius). This astutely observed and delectably […]

La Cenerentola – Theatre Review

Aaron Farrell   La Cenerentola is an operatic Cinderella story, as told by the music of Gioachini Rossini, famed 19th century Italian composer. The Welsh National Opera’s La Cenerentola is layered with playful meta-humour, grand staging and a vivid colour spectrum (seemingly born in Terry Gilliam’s dreams) that drenches the […]

Saturday Night Fever – Theatre Review

  Aaron Farrell Saturday Night Fever is a film with cult status. To take its formula of iconography in Brooklyn, Travolta, and Disco then morph it in a stage production is a bold move by Bill Kenwright. Boldness often leads to brilliance, or at least a bloody good time. Whilst […]

Gwlad! Gwlad?: An invitation to a party – Review

Ifan Morgan Jones Ein Gwlad is a new Welsh political party that launched over the summer, with the aim of reenergising politics in Wales. This book looks at first glance like a party manifesto, or at least an explainer as to what this new political party stands for. As someone […]

Wales: The First and Final Colony – Review

Ifan Morgan Jones This book is a collection of essays, columns and speeches by Adam Price, bookended by his most recent calls to arms at Plaid Cymru’s 2018 spring and summer conference. But it also includes some of his greatest hits going back over ten years, back to the time […]