Tim Minchin’s musical version of Groundhog Day opened at the Old Vic this week. Viv Wilby gets stuck in Punxsutawney
Viv Wilby finds this thriller about north London neighbours overstuffed with allusions and ultimately underwhelming
Our love affair with the BFI’s LOVE season continues. Viv Wilby revisits David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago.
MostlyFilm took yesterday off to watch Prime Minister’s Questions. Today, with the man who leads the Labour Party all over the news, Viv Wilby revisits The Deal
Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy’s tale of one woman, three men and some unfortunate sheep, was back on the big screen this year. Viv Wilby feeling the pull of the past, finds its hard to better the John Schlesinger version, which is out on Blu-ray on Monday.
A horror romance is released in cinemas today. Viv Wilby enjoys the changes observed during Spring.
Viv Wilby considers three films from 1980 which reflect how women’s roles were beginning to change.
Viv Wilby checks out this small-scale, atmospheric British chiller
Jersey Boys is the latest musical theatre blockbuster to get the big screen treatment. Viv Wilby assesses Clint Eastwood’s take on this tale of crime and close-harmony singing.
Stephen Ward, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical, opened with the usual fanfare just before Christmas, only to close four months later, dogged by lukewarm reviews and empty seats. Viv Wilby caught the show before it suffered the same fate as The Beautiful Game and Love Never Dies.
They’d already buried Stephen Ward before I got the chance to praise it. News broke last month that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical would close at the end of March after less than four months. I saw it in a half-empty theatre and the curtain has already come down for the last time. Continue reading So. Farewell then, Stephen Ward.