Proceedings began with Street stalwart Rita finding out that her most recent husband (her third, if you’re counting), Dennis Tanner – black sheep son of Sixties Weatherfield siren Elsie and “a rogue, a rascal and a cheat”, according to Rita – had died and requested that she scatter his ashes in Blackpool. … [Read more...] about Coronation Street, 10,000th episode review: is Ken Barlow quitting the cobbles?
Smile love reviews
This is a loss-of-love triangle. Bérénice Bejo plays Marie, a woman who works in a Paris pharmacy; Tahar Rahim plays Samir, who owns the dry cleaner just a few doors away. They have fallen in love, and Samir is now moving in to Marie's place, but such is the difficulty and pain of their situation that these characters never so much as smile at each other throughout the film. … [Read more...] about The Past review – ‘Its severity and cerebral force are beyond question’
Even though Hidden has been glowingly reviewed, he is convinced that "the backlash is on its way. I think the next album will be completely slated." Not that he knows what the next album will sound like. George wants the band to make films or write music that would "just be played once at one venue". Jack, who has moved back to Essex after a short spell in the capital ("London's never really yours; it's all people coming and going"), began writing a song cycle about the county's 12 islands, but stalled after three. Now he's toying with the idea of producing records for a proper chart pop star. "Me and George want to be pop moguls. I've got over an album's worth of material. But then I'm also tempted to start building a hydraulophone. It's a keyboard powered by water and it makes this strange watery sound. I want to get paid the album money and spend it on a hydraulophone." … [Read more...] about These New Puritans: a band like no other