Food & Drink

River Cottage Canteen

Tonight I went to visit Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen, which recently opened in loverly Bristol. Half expecting alfalfa sprouts with a side of sly lecturing about local produce, I was still very eager to see what he had to offer me. The building is beautiful (as a converted church, there’s very little scope for it … Continue reading

We Bought a Zoo
Film

We Bought a Zoo

(First published 19th April 2012) It was only a month or two ago that I was sitting in the darkness of my local cinema, leaning over to my friend and very blatantly rolling my eyes before peering up at the screen with slightly exaggerated disgust. We were watching the trailer for Cameron Crowe’s We Bought … Continue reading

The Dark Knight Rises
Film

The Dark Knight Rises

(First published 11th August 2012) Arguably one of 2012’s most highly anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises finally hits cinema screens to conclude Nolan’s extremely successful Batman trilogy. How does it fare against its notorious predecessors in a world where bigger is no longer necessarily better, but merely the norm?  We return to Gotham city, the gloomy … Continue reading

Everyday
Film

Everyday

(First published 4th December 2012) Everyday is a film by Michael Winterbottom, which premiered recently on Channel 4. Despite its absence from cinemas, it manages to retain as much – if not more – of the magnificence and beauty of anything the Silver Screen currently has to offer. Its moments of mesmeric theatricality come not from … Continue reading

Les Miserables
Film

Les Miserables

(First published 26th January 2013) As one of the very few people on this planet who had not yet encountered the wonder ofLes Miserables (there must be five of us at most), I regarded myself in a very fortunate, unique and untarnished position. I was one of the chosen few who had not yet been sucked … Continue reading