Louis Pigeon-Owen

Film, Venue

Netflix film reviews

The Legend of Barney Thompson (2015) Robert Carlyle writes, directs and stars in this noir comedy about a reluctant serial killer who becomes Scotland Yard’s ‘Most Wanted’ by accident. As the body count rises, all he really wants is to continue giving short back and sides to customers in his hair salon, but an angry…

Film, Venue

Netflix film reviews

The Big Short (2015) While not always the easiest to comprehend due to the complexity of the subject, The Big Short is one of the most revealing films about America we have seen yet. Sporting an A-list cast and, arguably, Christian Bale’s best performance in cinema, this film examines the bleak and unflattering story of…

Film, Venue

Swiss army man

Swiss Army Man has balls, brains and brilliance. Not normally adjectives you would associate with a love story between a suicidal, stranded survivor (Paul Dano) and a corpse suffering from chronic flatulence (Daniel Radcliffe), but then again, this is no ordinary film. This surrealist, noir comedy has, in many ways, become the bastard offspring of…

Film, Venue

Netflix film reviews

The lobster (2015) Set in a hotel where the guests have forty-five days to find true love before they are turned into an animal, The Lobster is as funny and freaky as it sounds. Humour dryer than a meal of soda crackers in the desert during a drought, this is dead-pan black comedy at the…

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Norwich shows solidarity with migrants

In the wake of an arson attack on The Village Store, a Romanian-owned shop on Magdalen Street, Norwich came together to show ‘Solidarity with Migrants’ at a protest on Tuesday evening. Organised by Rebecca Tamás, a Hungarian-British PhD student at UEA said, “I hope these events are encouraging people to look at their city, to…

Film, OldVenue

Review – Grimsby

Guns, semi-naked women, explosions, a ludicrous storyline … sounds like a Bond film, right? Wrong! Introducing Nobby: alcoholic, gun obsessed, Y-front clad, chain-smoking family man. Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film Grimsby is ballsy both in the metaphorical and literal sense of the word. Having worked with directors Tim Burton and Martin Scorsese over the years,…

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