Movies & Books2018-07-03T15:21:49+00:00

Movies & Books

Movie Review | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story Dir: Ron Howard; Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Cert tbc, 135 mins. After the Götterdämmerung-like pomp and sweep of The Last Jedi, Solo, the latest entry in the Lucas [...]

June 14th, 2018|

A Ramadan 2018 Cookbook with Over 3000 Recipes

It hadn’t crossed Anissa Helou’s mind to write a cookbook until she found herself at a dinner party in London with a table of people who, like her, were born in Lebanon and now lived far from home, discussing the paucity of Lebanese cookbooks.   This was in the summer [...]

June 11th, 2018|

Movie Review | Overboard

I have not had the luck of watching the 1987 version of Overboard starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. I can, however, give a calculated guess that it was probably as cheesy as this version was. But you see, cheese isn’t always bad, it can be fairly entertaining. Only fairly. [...]

June 6th, 2018|

Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five heavy hitters that pose big questions: “What makes a genius tick? Why do bad things happen to good people? Where does humanity come [...]

June 4th, 2018|

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters’ Review

Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda. Cast: Lily Franky, Mayu Matsuoka, Kairi Jyo, Sakura Ando, Kilin Kiki, Miyu Sasaki. Cert TBC, 121 mins The Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is best known in Britain for his keenly observed tales of the consolations and heartbreaks of ordinary family life. Shoplifters, which screened in competition at Cannes this morning, initially [...]

May 31st, 2018|
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